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Friday, February 23, 2018

Facebook invented a new unit of time

The company Facebook has introduced a new time unit called “flick” (flick). It is somewhat longer than one nanosecond and useful, primarily to those working for the creation of films and videos. As reported, the corresponding idea from the experts and a half years ago, but was only implemented now.

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The duration of flick is 1/705 600 000 seconds, that is approximately 1,417 nanoseconds. Use it can people who prefer the C++programming language.

At the present time, often in milliseconds, and often this leads to the fact that the video and audio of a certain sound impossible or difficult to accurately snap to the desired frame. For example, the very common 24 frames per second, which is a worldwide standard frequency of filming and projection, the duration of each individual frame is a periodic decimal, inconvenient either for calculations or to combine video and audio without error. In the flick the frame duration equals to 29.4 million seconds, which is a large, but quite comfortable. Integers is denoted by and taking time each frame at 25, 30, 48, 50 or 50 frames per second.

As stated, the fragments, which are divided into popular audio frequencies from 8 to 192 kHz, also very convenient to calculate in the flick. A new unit of time, according to experts, is perfect for mixing and videos in almost all popular formats.

Allegedly, the name of the new unit of time established from the words of the frame (frame) and tick (count). In comments to related news published by The Verge, some Internet users have noticed that none of these two words has no letter “l” and “right” would be a hybrid of the word “freak”. We can assume that the names of the creators refused, because it would be consonant with the word freak, which can be translated as “freak” or “freak”.

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