Father Christmas gave this to my 9 yr old son who wanted a book on animation. This hit the nail on the head and was far better than he was expecting. There are several videos on their website which are dissected in the book. The free software download is great and it means that he wont keep nicking my blackberry to make his films any more! You can use your webcam or a video camera that can do streaming videos. So far haven't tried it with a camera as the webcam is easy!