Microsoft Research has released a cool new tool called Cliplets that will allow you to combine your videos with still images to produce an imagery that sits somewhere between the two – called as cliplets!
A still photograph has its limitations. A video captures more of a duration and the ‘moment’ which you may want to highlight is often lost in the chaos of background clutter and noise. Combining the two offers great potential – a new imagery – called as ‘cliplets’!
Cliplets is a free tool from Microsoft Research that offers a semi-automated process that will let you create an imagery by combining your still photographs and your personal videos. It does not matter if your videos are from a hand-held camera. Cliplet provides a lens that focuses on important aspects of the image by mixing both, the static and the dynamic elements from a video.
Using Cliplet, you can:
- Make a simple Cliplet with a still background and one repeating “loop” layer
- Add one repeating “mirror” layer
- Make a Cliplet with a still background, one repeating “loop,” and a “play” layer that begins in the middle of the Cliplet
- Make a Cliplet with temporally juxstaposed layers.
On the site, there are several video tutorials offered that will show you how to use the app.