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When doing stop-frame animation with a video camera, some software has the ability to overlay the photo you're about to take with a semi-transparent ghost of the previous photo, allowing you to line up your shot perfectly.

What is this technology called?

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Not sure if this is technically a photography question, but this was the only place I could find to ask it. –  Josh Sep 12 '10 at 0:13
    
Also useful for panoramic shots. I'm not aware of any dSLRs which do this (in live view or otherwise), but some point-and-shoot cameras do. (In panorama-mode... A stop-motion mode would be cool too. –  mattdm Jan 2 '11 at 19:15

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Onion skinning I think.

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Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking for. –  Josh Sep 12 '10 at 0:13

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