Boomerang video is a 1-second video clip that is turned into a GIF playing forward and reverse a couple of times. I was sitting with some friends last year at Rakkar, Himachal Pradesh and someone asked if the video is playing forward and backward linearly? We recorded a boomerang video of a stopwatch to see what happens.
- Record a Boomerang Clip of a stopwatch
- Break that clip into individual frames
- Note down the timestamp in each frame
A graph of frame vs timestamp would also tell exactly how playback happens.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything different. Curved playbacks would have been a little too quirky for a tech giant.