Archive | January, 2013

Video Production/Post Software in the Cloud

28 Jan

SCRI is running a quick poll on the future of video production/post software in the cloud.  To vote and see cumulative results click here – full report next week.  Meanwhile we report below on two CNET surveys regarding Adobe’s move to introduce Creative Suite via Cloud, and then to cut subscription costs by 40% discount.

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4K or not 4K? Broadcast and Pro Video Professionals Speak Out

21 Jan

The past couple of weeks SCRI has been running a poll and inviting comments from broadcast and pro video professionals on the future of 4K. Last week we published the preliminary results and some comments. This week we publish the final results and over 10 pages of comments received from the survey as well as fromLinkedIn groups. The following is a comprehensive report on the potential future of 4K as seen by broadcast and pro video professionals.

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CES – More Highlights — Apple and Microsoft no shows

21 Jan

This review of some of the highlights from CES covers the following topics: Absence of Apple & Microsoft, TV Review, Autostereo Displays, Powering Devices, Smart homes and the internet of things, and Second screens

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2013 Digital Film/Video Acquisition & Post Report

16 Jan

SCRI and the Digital Cinema Society have just completed a comprehensive survey and report among filmmakers and video producers on a wide range of key topics including: types of productions, projects; computer platforms; products for purchase in 2013; camera types;camera brands/models’ production software tools by type and brand/model,digital recorder/player brands, long term storage, capture/store acquisition, technologies driving the market, future of ilm.videotape, level of business and equipment budgets and more. To view table of contents click here

2013 Digital Content Creation & Brand Ratings Report

16 Jan

SCRI and Createasphere and it’s Pro Video Coalition portal have just completed a comprehensive survey of over two thousand digital content creators including large, medium and small digital content creators across the board. A wide range of topics is covered including industry type, size, digital content production types, and challenges in producing.  In addition the report also includes overall brand performance ratings for brands and models of Cameras, Post Production Tools and Visual Effects software. To view table of contents click here

CES 2013: RCA-Mobile TV, Sony Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung, LG

7 Jan

CES 2013 was open to the press yesterday and kicks off today in Las Vegas with all of the latest in consumer electronics on show. The following are some of the key product announcements with relevance to the Broadcast and Pro Video Marketplace

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Mobile TV Poll Results

7 Jan

The results of SCRI’s latest technology poll are out. Over one hundred and fifty broadcasters responded via Linked in and SCRI’s online poll site to the question: “With over 130 TV broadcasters already transmitting Mobile TV signals, by when, if at all, do you see mobile TV becoming a viable source of monetization for TV Stations

The jury seems to be split somewhat by when Mobile TV becomes a viable source of monetization for TV stations:  Over a third (36.9%) believe that it already is a viable proposition in terms of monetization, while another 21.6% believe that this will occur in the next two years. About one in three (29.2%) think that monetization will only become viable in 2015 or beyond and another 12.3% think that this will never happen.  See comments received below chart.

Be sure to vote on our new poll “With 4K being prominently featured at CES this year, by when, if at all, do you expect 4K to take off in terms of consumer demand and content delivery?” Click here to vote

Comments received included:

  • If popular Apple and iOS devices don’t support terrestrial reception, this will never be a valid business. 4G is looking to be the future of mobile broadcasting.
  • Presently mobile signals are widely available but not generating the cash required, another year for viable financial models to be rolled out
  • As time goes by, bandwidth of transmission will narrow with more info packed within.
  • As long as the technology is absorbed into smart phones. Also, when we have to “start paying by the bit” for data (from the net providers), this will also help boost M-ATSC.
  • Viable, but will need smartphone/tablet mandate. Huge asset for local and national safety and security.
  • FUNN Networks.com will change the way the world gets & consumes content and gets paid to view targeted adverting that it Wants to see in 2k13 !
  • Things move faster now and it is up and running
  • First we need to get HD to smaller markets. It is not like folks in rural areas begging for mobile TV. Most travelers are freeway bound and out of transmitter range before the next commercial break hits.
  • Mobile digital signage is already a potential revenue source in some markets.
  • This will need to be mandated directives from the FCC or others…sadly, there is insufficient monetary value for terrestrial broadcasters to do it ‘on their own’…
  • The problem is bandwidth and the high cost of data plans

Ad Revenue Spurred by Online Video

7 Jan

The Internet Advertising Bureau reported recently that third quarter ad revenue topped $9.3 billion in the third quarter, up by 18% from the year before. Online video is probably the biggest reason total online ad revenues grew by 18% in the third quarter, according to a new report by Pivotal Research.

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Mobile Goes Global

1 Jan

Global smartphone shipments will increase by 45.1 percent this year over last, according to IDC, to 717.5 million units (out of 1.7 billion total mobile phones). A big portion of that growth happened in China, which IDC expects to account for 26.5 percent of the global smartphone market, rising from 18.3 percent last year and surpassing the U.S. as the world’s biggest market.

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