If you like Cinematographs, you are going to love Plotagraph. In a nutshell, Plotagraph can convert any single JPEG into a cinematograph. This is great news to anyone who likes Cinematographs because creating those is a tedious and cumbersome process while (at least judging by the tutorial) Plotagraph is fast and very intuitive. Actually it requires no premiere/photoshop/after effect know how. It is all based on moving arrows around.
Here is how Plotograph pitches it:
Plotagraphs are similar in effect but Cinemagraphs originate from video footage and requires specific video production which adds considerably to the costs. This also greatly limits the amount of available footage. Plotagraphs® are free from the constraints of video which makes Billions of images available to bring to life at a fraction of the price of any other process. If you are looking for Software that is new and different, Plotagraph® Pro is the answer. Plotagraph® Pro can take any of your existing still Photographs and animate them
And judging from Trey Ratcliff’s release video it is 100% on spot.
The interface is incredibly convenient: put a rough mask on things that you want stationary, place arrows where you want movement and hit go. Here is what it looks like (takes time to load):
All this good does come at a price. One year of Plotagraph pro will set you back $299 ($50 for pre-launch). This may not seem that expensive compared to licensing Adobe CC for a year.
Plotagraph is internet-based, so it will work with any OS (mac, windows, Linux* *yay). It support all the familiar formats: animated GIF at various FPS and looping videos. It does not state how far resolution goes, but from the video it seems that at least 1080 HD.
Troy Plota, co-founder and CEO, told Digital Trends that: “the program has already been put to use for several large companies, including Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Airbnb”, so there is a good chance you’ve seen it live even without knowing it.