Cliplets - Where Still Images and Videos Collide

According to researchers at Microsoft, images aren't just classified into the still and moving sort.  There's also a third kind, which they've termed a Cliplet.

Imagine, if you will, a still image that's taken from a single frame of a movie, but with one small area of the screen that still contains the full moving version.  In the classic example on Microsoft's web site, there's a scene of a fountain with people walking past.  The main part of the Cliplet consists of a still image showing motionless people in a neat pose.  And yet the fountain continues to flow.  

If you're a keen producer of digital images or video, and you want to explore this potential new way of presenting your work, check out the Microsoft web site. You can find out more, and download a free program to create your own Cliplets, at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/cliplets/.   The program runs only on Windows 7, and is available in 32- and 64-bit flavours.

 

 

 

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by Vernon C. Ray (not verified) on 19. March 2012 - 14:58  (90835)

Interesting and creative idea, think I will enjoy this one - Thanks for Sharing!!!

by PeterA (not verified) on 19. March 2012 - 20:06  (90846)

Thank you for sharing this one!
I've been trying to locate that kind of program, and you've just proposed one... for free! Thanks!

by Su Hall (not verified) on 20. March 2012 - 14:50  (90874)

Awesome little gadget! It reminds me, somewhat, of Photoshop's 'Animation' feature. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

Su

by Jake Maverick (not verified) on 21. March 2012 - 20:42  (90951)

awesome, cheerZ!

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