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This Is Really Happening

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PZman
PZman
8/5/2013 5:19:16 PM
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Re: Re : This Is Really Happening
I'm sorry to say that analog video is dying. By the time analog video drifts to professional video and there is no reason to; professional and I mean broadcasters, sports production and other video production individuals are going to or are in High Definiition video. HD is a digital format from acquistion, recording and post-production. All the video work I have been doing has been digital in one form or another. Video matrix switchers are convertering over to DP (Display Port). DP is a VESA standard. Some equipment uses HD-SDI or SDI (serial data interface) As for projectors, they are coming DP or HDCP. As for AV extenders and other types of gear, as long as there is a need and there is supply, you will see it. I can find new 3/4 video tape, extinct for 25 years. What I don't like is this ability to control my equipments output, the Digital Rights Management. Second the  3/4 material I was talking about is still available because manufacturers kept supporting the format for years after the format was considered dead, where new CD, BlueRay recorders and players have to be made with DRM, limiting my ability to set up my system they way I want to.You have any questions, write back & let's chat, I would enjoy it.

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SunitaT0
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7/30/2013 11:59:48 PM
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Re : This Is Really Happening
With the new digital video principles coming into the picture, the common misunderstanding is that analog video is dead or dying. The truth is that analog video is very much alive. Over the next several years, however, analog video will migrate away from customer applications to professional and industrial applications. Analog video will continue to dominate in professional and multimedia apps, such as video matrix switchers, keyboard/video/mouse systems, A/V extenders, projectors and conference room systems. These apps are normally based around the PC, which does not use high-definition video standards, but uses high-resolution analog video standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association.

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PZman
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7/9/2013 5:17:47 PM
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Re: DRM does not equal good tech
I like the idea about certain vehicles receiving selected tunes, of course I look at it the reverse way. Can I get a black box to stop certain tunes from being downloaded or played in specific vehicles. Especially the ear splitting, loud one, right next to me. Also having the availibility for a few pieces of equipment being capable of playing anything through anything is great. I don't see the need for all electronic gear being "free range" just some for the audio/videophiles.

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Brad Albing
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7/6/2013 1:14:02 PM
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Re: DRM does not equal good tech
@Scott - I like it. Let's get started on the prototype.

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DaeJ
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7/4/2013 10:24:07 AM
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Re: DRM does not equal good tech
The DRM is all about the protection of company. I am wondering what happends if media company deals with auto industry regarding on DRM. For example, any music or video could be downloaded to a certain vehicle model. That might impact the vehicle sale in the auto industry, since all OEM focus on the development of internet connection with multimedia technology. That might be interesting in the business rule.

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eafpres1
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7/3/2013 9:16:47 PM
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Re: DRM does not equal good tech
@Netcrawl--great point--anything that has the key design criteria to restrict or impede rather than facilitate is going to fail, eventually, in my opinion.

Make it really easy to buy licensed material (which includes few limits on what I do with it (legally) after purchase, and, importantly, fair pricing) and people will do it.  Look at iTunes--very successful, more so after removing some of the dumb restrictions.  There is still the issue of the "lifetime limit" on machines, but even that is workable with Apple.  So they learned and adapted.

One area that I will give the media companies credit is for movies where purchasing the DVD sometimes gives you download rights to a digital copy, or there is a digital copy you can move from the DVD to a computer.  

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Netcrawl
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7/3/2013 8:43:08 PM
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Re: DRM does not equal good tech
@easfpres, I agree with you companies like Sony is reinventing, moving into software business- they're going for digital rights, just like what Apple is doing. DRM is both the villain and hero of today's digital content revolution, it sits in the middle as a technology platform designed to mediate and enforce rights at various level of media distributions. The problem with DRM is its proprietary, it tend to impede rather than facilitate super-distribution or the free movement of content from one hardware to another. 

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eafpres1
eafpres1
7/3/2013 8:17:15 PM
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Re: DRM does not equal good tech
@Scott--thanks, a great way to start the 4th of July holiday with a good laugh!

I suppose the industry response will be to mess with the pixels and require everyone to wear special glasses.

Oh, wait--they already tried that, I think it was called 3D TV!

Have a great holiday!

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Scott Elder
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7/3/2013 8:12:23 PM
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Re: DRM does not equal good tech
I just love it when one group of smart people try to out smart the other group of smart people.  This idea of dropping the analog connector just gives me a great idea for a great new product.  I will design a mat to lay on top of the TV screen and photograph the pixels as they are played.  Then i will spool out the pixels serially and re-encode the data.  Presto!  Who wants to write up the patent??  SMILE.

Perhaps I have to run a calibration image first to setup the pixel ADC. hmmm.....

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PZman
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7/3/2013 3:33:40 PM
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Re: DRM does not equal good tech
I agree, people & especially the users don't seem to care about what DRMs will do to them. "To" is the key word here. I know of selected groups (names are with held to protect them) that still relish a good analog recording. My Klipsch, MacIntosh tube amps, 1000+ vinyl recordings & yes, even my cassette collection keep me going late at night. I would like to experiment with a 24 or 20 bit D to A converter to see what comes out one of these DRM devices and see how it sounds being returned to analog.

Peter

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