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.
Here’s how YouTube Red describes their new offering: Enjoy ad-free and music videos whenever you sign in to YouTube or a YouTube app—on your mobile device, desktop, or enabled TV. Save videos and songs on your mobile device to watch offline. Connect with your favorite gamers without the ads. $9.99/month 1-month free trial. While we […]Read More
Every day some 8 Billion videos are viewed on Facebook, but most of them are viewed silently. As you probably know, video on Facebook plays automatically, but the sound is off by default. And most people really do not want to turn the sound on. So if you’re trying to promote anything with a video […]Read More
Whether you use Safari, Microsoft Edge, Chrome or the old Netscape, there’s a great new browser that I think beats them all – the new Firefox Quantum. It’s surprising how good it is. You can easily send a web page to you phone. Just click “Send tab to device” and the article you are reading […]Read More
I just completed designing and building an 8×10 video camera, the first in the world that I know of. Essentially its off-axis reimaging of a projected image. It’s a bit like IMAX, but waaaaay bigger. – Zev Hoover Before you get too excited, the camera is indeed an 8 x 10 Video Camera, but the […]Read More