Microsoft Research Mashup for Pictures and Video

Microsoft Research Cliplets is an interactive app that will that will let you create the newspaper images from Hogwarts’ Daily Prophet.


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Okay, maybe I used a little hyperbole in that introduction. However, when I first discovered MSR’s Cliplets–the images in the Daily Prophet came immediately to my mind.

Cliplets can be made with a handheld video camera. Try it out with your students or use it to showcase classroom projects on your school website.

A still photograph is a limited format for capturing moments that span an interval of time. Video is the traditional method for recording durations of time, but the subjective “moment” that one desires to capture is often lost in the chaos of shaky camerawork, irrelevant background clutter, and noise that dominates most casually recorded video clips.

Microsoft Research Cliplets is an interactive app that uses semi-automated methods to give users the power to create “cliplets”—a type of imagery that sits between stills and video from handheld videos. The tool provides a creative lens one can use to focus on important aspects of a moment by performing spatiotemporal compositing and editing on a video-clip input.

Things to remember: Cliplets is a research project. It is not a product. It is not supported by Microsoft Support…so there are no warranties or guarantees provided or expressed for its usage.  If you need help, please visit the Microsoft Research Cliplets Support Forum.

If you choose to make Cliplets, post a comment below of where you published it online, so that I can view it.

2 Responses to "Microsoft Research Mashup for Pictures and Video"
  1. Okay, that…is cool. I’m trying to think of different ways educators could infuse this into a lesson. It is very similar to the Bing image of the day – at least the ones that loop. Thanks for sharing…tweeting now!