Hopefully this will help you make the animations you have in mind!
Step 1: Open Stop Motion Pro.
For the actual animation the program I'll be showing you how to use is stop motion pro 7.
So first, open 'er up!
Step 2: Starting and Naming Your Animation.
a window will appear, asking what you'd like to do.
click 'Create new production/shot', then 'ok.'
You can name your production and show whatever you like, then again, click ok!
Once you've clicked that, a new window should open, the capture type should be video/webcam,
the size, 1200x720 is my choice.
Then click ok.
Step 3: Taking Frames
Make sure you're on 'live' which you can do by clicking the rectangular button on the top of the tool bar,
and then click the button that has a projector on it to take each frame!
Step 4: Previous Frames
On the left side of the tool bar, it'll tell you how many frames you have.
The rectangle on the left of the 'live' button is your stored frames, you can click that to go to them,
and the play button beside the stored button will let you play the frames you have stored so far!
Step 5: Editing Frames
If you don't want a frame/frames in your animation anymore,
just click the frame, so the red box appear's around it, right click, and press 'hide'
The frame then wont show up in your animation, and you can un-hide them anytime you like!
Step 6: Chroma Key
so i'll tell you how to do that real quick.
The chroma key tool allow's you to put in a different background or such.
It works best with a green screen, and can be a little finicky.
Go to 'Tools' on the top tool bar, then down to 'chroma key'
A window will come up, for you to upload the photo you wish to use.
pick the photo, then click 'ok'.
What should be left, is a box with the picture you've chosen, and a small tool bar at the bottom of it.
There's an eyedropper tool on the other side, for you to pick what you want to change. Just click right on the screen with
your animation on it!
Make sure the bar titled 'show' is moved all the way to the right!
Step 7: Exporting.
When you click that, a window should appear,
Make sure the first box has stored frames clicked,
and the second 'WMV HD quality'