Chris M sent me this wonderful animated gif of a cat doing an impossible thing in a frame…..enjoy!

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Any idea how it was produced?

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  1. This was a very good post. Thank you! On Jun 5, 2013 12:30 AM, “Richard Wiseman” wrote:

    > ** > Richard Wiseman posted: “Chris M sent me this wonderful animated gif of > a cat doing an impossible thing in a frame…..enjoy! Any idea how it was > produced?”

  2. My guess. The image within the picture frame was captured from a frame of video as it was passing over the cat’s body. This selected image was then pasted back into the picture frame for all preceding frames of video.

    1. Looks about right. Not ‘that’ good editing though; you can see his left-hand fingers wrapped round the frame at the beginning when the frame is supposed to contain an image of the cat… Very clever stuff though, cheers!

  3. Beautiful cat. Nicely done and strangely compelling. My guess is it’s clever Photoshoppery, but who knows.

  4. Video footage taken, frame at transition point copied and cropped to picture frame, then overlaid on footage up to that point and rotated scaled to suit. That’s how I would do it! Maybe I might and send to richard 😉

  5. Wooow! Thats amazing, i realy like it alot i even made it my screensaver on my phone…its a masterpice..

  6. James Tucker beat me to it!

    So I’ll offer an alternative explanation:

    Remote telepathic brainwashing via hidden secret video signals. Pretty sure I’ve seen Debbie Harry demonstrate this….

    1. Ads. In fact, I first saw it done *years* ago in an ad for I-forget-what-but-will-guess photo printers. Everything old is new again; someone should send Richard a GIF of the Matrix effect.

  7. Planar tracking, maybe with Mocha. Really difficult to do that frame-by frame in Photoshop and get it smooth and consistent. The human hand/eye just isn’t as good as computer tracking.

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