Movies Compressed into Barcodes



Well, strictly speaking this isn't actually a barcode. But Movie Barcode, a Tumblr blog, compresses every frame from a movie into a single image. Pictured above is one example -- The Wizard of Oz. If you think about the dominant colors throughout the movie, it's actually possible to follow the story (to an extent) through the image.

Link via Geekosystem

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Very interesting, I could recognise "Traffic" before I saw the name below. I love how movies with a very distinctive color scheme are even recognisable like this. Just look at "the Wizard of Oz", which goes from sepia to full technicolor. Or "the Matrix" which has that green filter most of the time. "Traffic" actually switches color schemes to indicate which story you are watching. Very much visible here.

Love it.
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Interesting! I'm not sure this is *real* technology or not, but that would be cool if you could buy an acetate strip like that and "swipe" it into a digital player. No mention was made of the audio track(s), however I see no fundamental reason why even a 7.1 audio stream couldn't be included in that pattern.
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