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.
Change the settings on your player to 2160p (4K) Need some great background for a title sequence or other use? NASA footage is in the public domain because like all government video, this NASA 4K video was produced with U.S. taxpayer dollars. The footage is easily available on the NASA website and on YouTube. And […]Read More
More Than A Camera This company, which makes the camera we videographers love, just made the largest initial public offering of a consumer electronics company in more than 20 years! On the first day of trading the new stock (GPRO) jumped up more than 30%. The only other consumer electronic company to go public was […]Read More
Looking for a great topic for your next video? Make a parody of a well-known film. The example above may get your creative juices flowing, but it will only be meaningful if you’ve seen Birdman which just won the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday night. Below is the full length trailer. The film is […]Read More
The airlines naturally worry about battery leakage, fire or explosion. Bad enough on land, but potentially disastrous on an airplane. Last year, the FAA said that lithium-ion batteries were sparking airplane fires once every 10 days on average. The International Air Transport Association is now instructing its 300 airline members to restrict lithium-powered smart bags. […]Read More