Posts Tagged ‘HD’

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Are consumers clamoring for 4K video?

June 26, 2014

Video camera capable of capturing 4K are available from Canon, JVC, Panasonic and Sony. YouTube had offered the ability to stream 4k footage for a few years now and projectors and televisions capable of showing 4K are currently on the market from various companies. Most major Non-Linear Editors (NLE) (Premier, Final Cut and Vegas) offer the ability to edit 4K video.  So where are the consumers asking for 4k footage? Where is the market for these devices? HD has been out for over two decade and the time is ripe for something new! Right? Read the rest of this entry ?

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Action Cameras

May 30, 2012

I have been completely intrigued by the GoPro Kiosks in Walmart and Target. My local Walmart is selling the Original HD Hero Action Camera while Target is selling the HD Hero 2 which boasts a better camera (8MP vs 5MP in the original), higher Frames per Second (120 vs 60 in 720p mode) and a higher price ($300 vs $200 – excuse me – $299 vs $199). I can stand at those kiosks and really get the sense of what the cameras are capable of because of the bungie jumping, sky diving, mountain skiing (actually skiing off a mountain), mountain biking (see mountain skiing) and race car driving. The video of the race car was really exciting for me because I love cars so I decided to get an action camera  and see how I can incorporate it into a video. Small problem being I don’t want to spend $300 on a niche camera right now. So I started to research…

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2K and beyond

April 26, 2012

I while back I waxed poetic about the move to upgrade from SD to HD and my reluctance to make the switch. After all everything changes: camera equipment, editing workstation and workflow. My main reason for not making the switch was cost but a major reason for hesitation was distribution; requests from my clients for DVD outnumber requests for Blu-ray 50 to 1. Vimeo and Youtube have completely leveled that playing field. Now there is enough storage and bandwidth available for clients to receive their videos in HD format.  Of course since people are starting to get comfortable again the market must press forward, technology marches on. Read the rest of this entry ?