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A new unit on time has been invented by Facebook!

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 23, 2018, 6:36 pm IST
Updated Jan 23, 2018, 6:40 pm IST
Even though this latest unit isn't proved to be accurate, it may help developers largely.
The unit aims to help content creators working on visual effects for film, television or any other media.
 The unit aims to help content creators working on visual effects for film, television or any other media.

Facebook has definitely gone up a notch in its functioning and believe it or not, they have invented a new unit of time named Flicks. The unit, slightly larger than a nanosecond, aims to help content creators working on visual effects for film, television or any other media. Flicks can be measured as 1/705600000 of a second which is a little longer than one nanosecond, i.e., .000000001 seconds.

According to a report by Github, Facebook has commented on this latest development and said, “This unit of time is the smallest time unit which is larger than a nanosecond, and can in integer quantities exactly represent a single frame duration for 24hz, 25hz, 30hz, 48hz, 50hz, 60hz, 90hz, 100hz, 120hz, and also 1/1000 divisions of each. This makes it suitable for use via std::chrono::duration and std::ratio for doing timing work against the system high resolution clock, which is in nanoseconds, but doesn’t get slightly out of sync when doing common frame rates.”

 

While it becomes difficult developers or programmers working on visual effects or post-production work to sync everything, Flicks, even though not totally accurate, may help them to a large extent.

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