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  • Blog Post: The New Blink: Better than Ever

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Earlier this month, members of the Interactive Visual Media (IVM) group received a most welcome email from John Ransier, who handles app management for Microsoft Research. The email reported that IVM’s Blink app had just been downloaded for the millionth...
  • Blog Post: Providing Short Videos with Dynamic Looping—Automatically

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies With today’s mobile devices, users can find shooting high-definition video as easy as snapping a photograph. That should mean, before long, that preserving and sharing bursts of video might become as commonplace as the current practice of exchanging...
  • Blog Post: Image Debugging for Visual Studio

    Posted by Rob Knies Setting an objective is often the first step to achieving it. Case in point: Image Watch . Image Watch is a Visual Studio 2012 plug-in from the Interactive Visual Media (IVM) group at Microsoft Research Redmond . The tool enables anyone building image-processing applications...
  • Blog Post: BLINK … and You Won’t Miss a Thing

    Posted by Rob Knies You’ve no doubt experienced that sinking feeling—we all have—after taking a photo and realizing that you pressed the shutter release just a bit too late. The moment is gone, the action elusive, the opportunity squandered. It’s frustrating, but what can...
  • Blog Post: Socl Creativity Goes Mobile

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Socl lets you create, collect and share stuff you love. From rich visual collages to short animated media and memes, express yourself through posts that take seconds to create, collect, and share on Socl, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and...