Friday, 25 January 2008

When is a video not a video?

When it's a collection of stills, apparently. No, it's probably not the gag to open your next presentation with, but it is an interesting idea.

The Indy Star has been getting round a video ban by putting lots of photographs together.


We wanted to do something special from our Indianapolis Colts football games with multimedia, but hit a wall with the NFL rules against newspapers shooting video on the field. Several of our photographers ... had experimented with time-lapse projects using a still camera and motor drive bursts, putting the images together with Quicktime to give people a video-like experience.

Cunning and it begs the question: "How many frames per second can you use before it becomes a video?".

Unfortunately, I can't find an example on the IndyStar website. Do let me know if you fare any better.

1 comment:

Rosie said...

I think the minimum fps for film/video/tv is around 24fps (or fractionally less). So I suppose any more than 23fps would constitute video. In case you actually *wanted* to know. ;-)