You know, from time to time things are getting a bit out of hand around here. Something what should have been a quick and easy task, lead into another, which in return lead to… You get the idea.
So, what the heck am I talking about?
I was, in fact I still am, in the process of moving and updating my galleries (more on that in an upcoming post) and therefore updating a few links around here when I ran into a post from my last journey to Norway entitled “Saana, take wide”.
Since I often have the feeling that it is rather difficult to present a panoramic image on a blog, I experimented embedding a larger version of the image in an iFrame in that post. This unfortunately not only doesn’t work anymore, it is also not a very practical solution.
Since I was already in the process of updating posts, links,re-discovering and re-processing images I decided to “quickly” turn the image into a video and embed it into the post. Well, my first attempt was quick. Really quick. Literally took me only a few minutes and I was set. Unfortunately the image quality wasn’t really what I was looking for.
So I had to go the other route and launched Aperture (at the moment I use it only for books and slideshows), imported the image, created a slideshow of this one image, adjusted the Ken Burns effect, exported as a movie and then imported the same movie into iMovie. There I deleted the image in my first version of the clip and replaced this with said movie, followed by another export and then finally uploaded the video. All in all it didn’t took as long as this sounds and the process was actually pretty much straight forward.
Since I already made the effort to simply “update” an older post, I thought it would be a bit sad to have made the effort and essentially have it buried immediately in the archives and attached only to an older post.
Long story short: you can watch it also here right now and if you are interested and would like to know a little more: the original post is available here. I hope you like it.