Facebook defines a new unit of time-Flick

Facebook engineer Christopher Horvath invented the new unit of time called a Flick. A flick, derived from “frame-tick”, is 1/705,600,000 of a second – smallest time unit which is LARGER than a nanosecond.

Flick help measures individual frame duration for video frame rates. So whether your video is 24hz, 25hz, 30hz, 48hz, 50hz, 60hz, 90hz, 100hz, or 120hz, you’ll be able to use Flicks to ensure that everything is in sync.

Flick gives programmers and developers advantage, as measuring the time for frame Syncing, according to Fick gives an integer value of time, whereas if the same time is measured using native tools in C++ which measures in nanoseconds gives a decimal value. Having integers over Fractions or decimal reduce errors, and the ressult is more better synced frames, especially when it comes to designing visual effects in CGI

Nanosecond is 1/1,000,000,000 of a second, while a Flick is roughly 1.41723356 nanoseconds long. Flick is 1/705600000 of a second, exactly.

The idea to create a new unit of time to solve this problem was fliped last year, when developer Christopher Horvath posted about it on Facebook

To use and implement flick in your projects and to know more , click here.



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