You may easily remove all these zoom and fade effects add thumbnails, or make this one vertical.
Video can be added to each slide if required, like it's done on fifth slide.
Animated zoom and fade animation is applied only in CSS3-supported browsers.
Non-linear scaling technique is used. When width less then 700px height of gallery is forced to be 400px. Naturally, you can modify this.
Since 9.2.3 update nearby slides option is enabled via JS, you may specify width in percentage of center area.