A cinemagraph or living photo is a hybrid illustration, partly photograph, partly video. After having created a cinemagraph, you end up with a video or animated GIF looping for 10 seconds. Creating a cinemagraph with a NLE such as Final Cut Pro X is tedious and difficult. Cinemagraph Pro makes it dead easy.
How do you transcode a 120fps GoPro HERO3+ video clip to ProRes, except for letting your NLE doing the heavy lifting? The answer is not simple. GoPro Studio Pro isn’t helpful as it only exports to publishing codecs and the Cineform codec, with which no NLE can work straight out-of-the-box. I thought Squeeze 9 might do the job, but Squeeze halves the frame rate, no matter what. Sorenson Media is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. Currently, the only application that works is Telestream’s Episode 6, but only if you set it up correctly. Here’s a how-to.
Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the public availability of an open source H.265 (HEVC) encoder. The new x265 project is aimed at the creation of the world’s most efficient, highest quality H.265 codec.
x264 is a video codec developed by a group of open source developers. Contrary to what most people believe, the x264 codec is only free for noncommercial use. Both Episode and Squeeze use a commercial form of this codec.