Todays Bing Homepage Image

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by JDDavis, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    http://www.bing.com/

    Does anyong know if the image from Banff National Park on Bing's homepage today (10 Sept 2014) is a gif? I've seen another image that was like this on thier homepage. It looks as if only part of the image (the water, trees, etc...) are animated and the rest is static. I've searched a little and have not found any info.

    If this is not a true gif then what is it and how is it done? Is there software that will animate only part of an image in a gif like fashion? What form of sorcery is this?
     
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    Cool, thanks Paul. Do you know if it's actually some combination of still and video or is it truly all video? I'd like to know how it was created too. Still surfing the interwebs for that. It sure seems that only portions of the image are video. Perhaps that's because it's a very short segmant of time lapse and movement in the background is not perceptible.

    http://www.labnol.org/internet/video-homepage-for-bing/20128/

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/2011/sep11/09-23bing.aspx
     
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    It is possible to combine stills and video with an app called Flixel Cinemagraph for iOS and desktop. I don't know it they used it for this or if it is purely video.
     
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    Ogg Vorbis is an open source video file format like Quicktime or WMV. With a couple of rounds of fun you can actually get the full URI to the ogg file, then download it and play it with VNC or something similar. No idea how it was produced. My paranoid mode browsing has all scripts and active content blocked until unblocked, so I had to go through one iteration to see it was an ogg file and a second to get it to play.

    Paul
     

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