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Dynamic Micon Title Frame format

You might well think this is an unusual format for an idea, perhaps ‘out of fit’ for the conduit of the medium presented herein
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On YouTube and similar services there’s always a title frame, or preview frame, which is (currently) a still frame. On some other similar services which are more of the pornographic persuasion, you get an interesting variant of this, in which if you mouse over (with your free hand) another video title frame you often get an abbreviated set of animated snatches of the forthcoming video (as it were).

My idea here is to have an agreed format for what might be called a ‘micon’ title frame for pretty much all videos of normal consumption (ie such as YouTube) at the ‘contents page’ or ‘index page’ state, whereupon there are no longer any static title frames, everything moves!

My idea is to have a still frame for a portion of a second, which eases into a (ideally, well-chosen) representative piece of motion lasting about .72 of a second, then easing back down to a freeze frame again for a short while, while crossfading back into the initial still frame which will then repeat the micon motion section. The micon motion section is actually slo-mo about half speed, which helps absorption of the gloriousness.

Anyway, that’s it for the idea – still frame, then slo-mo of .72seconds of micon, then still frame again, segueing back into the initial still frame. That’s my idea. Fuck you.

Ian Tindale, Feb 02 2019

Video Magnification https://www.researc...lse_Rate_Estimation
Embarassed, ghostly, embarassed, ghostly .... [wjt, Feb 03 2019]

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       We love you, too.
pertinax, Feb 02 2019
  

       It’s got electrolytes.
Ian Tindale, Feb 02 2019
  

       Why 'micon'?
pertinax, Feb 02 2019
  

       Just found an article on "Nose micro-blowing for asymmetric vortices control..." if that helps?
not_morrison_rm, Feb 02 2019
  

       So, mini looping YouTube previews?   

       Since your YouTube career hasn’t been going much of anywhere, have you thought about doing porn? (Originally phrased ‘have you thought about porn’ but the intended message seemed at risk of being misinterpreted).
RayfordSteele, Feb 02 2019
  

       I’m not sure the money’s there any more, if I were to go back into that industry. It’s all online now and pretty tightly demarcated by a few players.
Ian Tindale, Feb 02 2019
  

       ‘Micon’ as in ‘motion icon’ from a thing I once saw on telly that showed someone’s research, and I’ve never ever been able to find a link to it at all this century – as if it never existed.
Ian Tindale, Feb 02 2019
  

       No, not mini looping previews, that’s not at all what I described. I described a specific schedule of still ‘in’ frame, slomo for under a second, a still ‘out’ frame, and then a segue into the ‘in’ frame again. I described the timing dynamic.
Ian Tindale, Feb 02 2019
  

       Isn't this going add more downloading overhead as each static picture now is a micro sliced movie. I suppose it comes down to the haves and have nots with respect to high end watching capability and how good the browser/system interrogation is at server side.   

       Defer the MTF format download until clicked on so each static picture has to be individually chosen from the thirty odd other choices in the page.
wjt, Feb 02 2019
  

       Well, one of the aspects of a ‘micon’ is that it stands a chance of expressing its nature or qualia or even attract (or deflect) attention. I remember the example on telly had micons of people, many of who were smiling and waving (that was a bit weird, as there was a kind of competitive aspect to it, in a confusing and possibly intrusive way).
Ian Tindale, Feb 03 2019
  

       //micons of people// This reminds me of video magnification, the act of slicing at different rates to accentuate a particular measurement. This would, if done on peoples facial expressions, might emphasize a particular emotion.
wjt, Feb 03 2019
  

       Yes it might. That’d be an interesting selection feature.   

       In principle, it resembles the way that we remember a scene or action involving a thing or person – we remember it as a tiny snippet of pertinent motion, arbitrarily looped.
Ian Tindale, Feb 03 2019
  

       Am I the only person who already has pretty much this on YouTube? When I point to a thumbnail of a video, either on the front page or in a related videos list, it animates for a second or so. It doesn't necessarily animate a section of the video that starts at the moment of the still frame, and it waits until I point at it instead of running them all the time, but apart from those differences, this is already baked, at least for me.   

       What I wish YouTube had instead was a "skim" feature like iPhoto had for events, where the x-axis position of your cursor within the bounds of the thumbnail determines which frame it displays. I miss iPhoto. I haven't had motivation to take photos for their own sake since it was replaced by Photos.
notexactly, Feb 03 2019
  

       No no no. What is the matter with everybody?   

       The description of the fucking idea is up there, where the description is. It doesn’t need rephrasing, paraphrasing, shaving down to fit, summing up or otherwise distorting into something quite different. It’s exactly what I said. Otherwise I’d have said something different.
Ian Tindale, Feb 04 2019
  

       Along with youtube and various porn sites having similar features, Bing used to do this with search engine results, and Yandex still does.   

       The very specific "a still frame for a portion of a second, which eases into a (ideally, well-chosen) representative piece of motion lasting about .72 of a second, then easing back down to a freeze frame again for a short while, while crossfading back into the initial still frame which will then repeat the micon motion section. The micon motion section is actually slo-mo about half speed, which helps absorption of the gloriousness."   

       is novel to me but I do not understand why it would be better than the other animated thumbnails out there.
beanangel, Feb 04 2019
  

       //What is the matter with everybody?//   

       How long have you got?
pertinax, Feb 04 2019
  

       //What is the matter with everybody?//

Thanks for asking - my knee hurts today. I think I'm getting old.

Apropos of [RayfordSteele]'s comment above, I found Jon Ronson's "Butterfly Effect" podcast a really interesting explanation of why there's no money in porn any more.
hippo, Feb 04 2019
  

       Knees need careful consideration. I’m lucky with mine so far, but I did accidentally twist my ankle badly a few days from my birthday last December, I can’t remember if it was before or after, but I had to take a day off with my foot up, which helped a lot. Still a bit sensitive first thing in the morning.   

       That link about video magnification is interesting.
Ian Tindale, Feb 04 2019
  

       A tableau of animated gifs, intermittantly continuous previews, or micron environmental windows.   

       I think that's a thing.
reensure, Feb 04 2019
  

       // What is the matter with everybody? //   

       I watched Jupiter Ascending (a movie with sound effects far louder than dialogue) last night with a good sound system, and now my ears have a low- pitched ringing in them, mostly in the left ear because the speakers were closer on that side. Seems to be recovering alright so far, and I can hear okay, but it's annoying.   

       // That link about video magnification is interesting. //   

       IIRC, the term to search for is 'Eulerian video magnification', because if you search for just 'video magnification', you get assistive technology intended to help people who can't see small things. Also look up 'generating video skims'.
notexactly, Feb 04 2019
  

       //Why 'micon'?//   

       Is my micon?
AusCan531, Feb 05 2019
  

       //I watched Jupiter Ascending   

       If you steal your near-sighted mate's monthly pack of contact lenses, by balancing all of them above one eye..you too can see Jupiter ascending. And Uranus.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 05 2019
  

       //your near-sighted mate's monthly pack of contact lenses...// - hang on, you need a converging lens for magnification, which would be the kind of lens required to correct far-sightedness (hyperopia), not near-sightedness (myopia)
hippo, Feb 05 2019
  

       As of yesterday, my hearing seems to be back to normal.   

       // hang on, you need a converging lens for magnification, which would be the kind of lens required to correct far- sightedness (hyperopia), not near-sightedness (myopia) //   

       Could you arrange them in some kind of compound lens arrangement? I myself am slightly nearsighted, though I've never used contacts, so I can't readily try it. Hardly ever use glasses either.
notexactly, Feb 07 2019
  
      
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