• Here's What You Should Know About ‘Flicks,' A New Unit Of Time Facebook Just Invented

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Times

    Facebook just invented a new unit of time to help programmers deal with syncing frame rates. It's called flicks, and it actually makes a lot of sense.
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  • Facebook's Oculus Invents Flicks, A New Unit Of Time For VR

    4 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Facebook invented a new unit of time called Flicks that was specifically designed for tracking virtual reality applications. The invention is officially authored by the company's VR unit Oculus and recently concluded its journey toward becoming an open source project detailed on GitHub. Flicks is defined in the programming language C++ and is said to be the world's smallest unit of time longer than a nanosecond, i.e. one thousand-millionth of a second. The idea behind Flicks was to create a measurement that accurately subdivides sampling frequencies and media playback frame rates, Oculus...
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  • Facebook invented the flick, a brilliant time unit you won't get to actually use

    Facebook invented the flick, a brilliant time unit you won't get to actually use

    4 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    When I first heard about the “flick” being a new time unit invented by Facebook, I immediately started to think about what sort of Facebook activity it's intended to measure. And I linked to video consumption since we regularly use the same word to refer to full motion pictures.
    
It turns out that I was wrong in one regard. The flick will not measure something that you do while perusing the social network. But it is related to video and audio.
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  • Facebook just invented a new unit of time

    Facebook just invented a new unit of time

    4 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    In order to make it easier for film, VR and other visual content creators to work with individual frames on screen, Facebook has created a new unit with which to measure time, that divides more neatly than standard units like seconds. The unit is called a Flick, and it's equivalent to 1/705600000th of a second. The company explains how this works in relation to common frame rates as follows: When working creating visual effects for film, television, and other media, it is common to run simulations or other time-integrating processes which subdivide a single frame of time into a...
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  • Facebook reckons it's made a new unit of time

    Facebook reckons it's made a new unit of time

    4 monthes ago - By The Inquirer

    But it's for video editors and producers, not physics nerds
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