Sony says the “demand for physical media is contracting faster than anticipated.” They say that is especially true in Europe. And this is affecting their business in a big way. Sony invented this format back in 2006 competing at the time against the HD-DVD format. Sony won hands down after investing big money into the Blu-Ray format. But Apple never adopted the format and services like Netflix and Amazon have made cloud and streaming-based services more appealing.
The format is not dead, but is in decline. Many wedding videographers and other producers offer their clients cloud and streaming-based video delivery services in place of discs. Blu-Ray, like DVDs, will be around for a while. Amazon and Wal-Mart sells Blu-Ray players for as little as $68.
The Black Betty Camera looks like a 16mm film camera, but it's a custom-designed housing that includes a Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini Camera Head and an Apple Mac Mini. The camera head produces digital cinema class 2048x1152 resolution. The SI-2K Mini camera head has been as a second camera in films like Slumdog Millionare and 127 Hours.The small form Mac Mini is Apple's first computer to include an HDMI video port.Read More