WHAT’S THE MEANING?
In a broader sense, loop means a structure or series, or a process in which the end connects again to the beginning. Adding it into the media production process, looping is an animation process that involves a video or a photo that is stuck in a never-ending play. One of the ways to produce a loop video is through the use of cameras with high frame rate. Yet, professional GIF editors can achieve this video loop effect.
Did you know?
The fast-moving digital industry has introduced the existence of what is called a ‘cinemagraph’ in 2011. Cinemagraph is a still photograph with a small and repeated element in it. To make it more vivid, imagine a GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) within a still a photograph. Only one part is moving while the rest remains still. The ambitious quest combine photo and video is what makes GIFs popular. Mainstream websites have also adapted video looping. YouTube launched a video-looping feature that allows users to click on the video you want to set to repeat, select the ‘loop’ setting, and it's done. Now many app developers also developed and launched many video looping apps that lets you loop a video right on your mobile phone and gadgets.