Friday, November 13, 2009

Technology That Affects You and Me

Mark R Robertson at Reel SEO Video Marketing reports that YouTube is now supporting HD 1080p video. They're also going back and re-encoding previous uploaded 1080 video capable projects. What does that mean?

Hmmm... let's see:
  • Broadcast quality video streaming for free to the producer.
  • Ad capable (if it gets enough hits)
  • Basically you have your own network!
So get that Canon 7D out there and start shooting!

Jim Shelley runs down the whole ITablet and open source tablet rumors. This is important because quite frankly no one really wants to read their comics on an IPhone. It really does the artists and storytellers a disservice. We can do better.

And yes - we must do better. We are poised to take some of the business away from people who forgot the audience. Well hell, we are the audience and we at least deserve a shot to try an entertain "our people."

While at AFM I heard Stephen Susco (GRUDGE) talking about genre writing, and I'll paraphrase here and say:

You don't see thousands of websites that get millions of hits and funnel billions of dollars centered around the Rom-Com. There's a huge audience for genre material (Scifi, Action, Horror and the blending of same) that's always hungry.

Feed them something good.

1 comment:

andy said...

Web casting, or broadcasting over the internet, is a media file (audio-video mostly) distributed over the internet using streaming media technology. Streaming implies media played as a continuous stream and received real time by the browser (end user). Streaming technology enables a single content source to be distributed to many simultaneous viewers. Streaming video bandwidth is typically calculated in gigabytes of data transferred. It is important to estimate how many viewers you can reach, for example in a live webcast, given your bandwidth constraints or conversely, if you are expecting a certain audience size, what bandwidth resources you need to deploy.

To estimate how many viewers you can reach during a webcast, consider some parlance:
One viewer: 1 click of a video player button at one location logged on
One viewer hour: 1 viewer connected for 1 hour
100 viewer hours: 100 viewers connected for 1 hour…

Typically webcasts will be offered at different bit rates or quality levels corresponding to different user’s internet connection speeds. Bit rate implies the rate at which bits (basic data units) are transferred. It denotes how much data is transmitted in a given amount of time. (bps / Kbps / Mbps…). Quality improves as more bits are used for each second of the playback. Video of 3000 Kbps will look better than one of say 1000Kbps. This is just like quality of a image is represented in resolution, for video (or audio) it is measured by the bit rate.