Microsoft Research is showing a new project called “Cliplets” that lets users turn video clips into something closer to a moving still image by effectively freezing a portion of the frame and leaving another portion of the video to run as is.
The project was unveiled this week as part of Microsoft Research TechFest, an internal science fair, and it’s available for public download now for Windows 7. In the video above, Microsoft researcher Neel Joshi explains the approach and how it works. Also see this tutorial below.
Here’s hoping they bring this to mobile devices.