Category Archives: Digital Technology Consulting

Welcome to TV’s 5th Wave

A piece exploring the historical waves of country-dominated TV suppliers over the last 50 years from the U.S. to Europe to Japan to Korea and now, maybe China? – for Digital Technology Consulting. Read on here.

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting, Tech History, TV/4K/UHD | Leave a comment

Could Drones-With-Cameras Soar Past Action Cam Sales?

At an atypical press event last week, dominant drone market leader DJI announced its new advanced Phantom 4, a $1,400 model with a 4K camera mounted underneath. What was atypical was the broad-based press event itself, something the company has … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Is There A Universal Cable Converter Solution?

If you think the presidential primaries, Cam Newton v. the media, and Superman v. Batman battles are brutal, just wait. Two of the most hated entities in our society—the Federal government and local cable TV providers—are about to butt proverbial … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting, TV/4K/UHD | Leave a comment

5G: Something Is Happening, But We Don’t Know What It Is

As our annual sojourn to the crowded and exhausting CES creeps closer like an appointment for a root canal, we might foretell here what we expect to see at the annual electronics gathering. But instead, we’d like to look ahead … Continue reading

Posted in cell/smartphones, Digital Technology Consulting, TV/4K/UHD | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Is the HEVC Digital Camera/Editing Software Logjam About to Burst?

All 4K UHDs can decode HEVC files; after all, all the 4K streaming video content from Netflix and Amazon and Vudu and anyone else who is or will be streaming 4K video is encoded in HEVC. Unfortunately, the HEVC ecosystem … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting, TV/4K/UHD | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Shhh! Panasonic is About to Debut UHD Blu-ray – But Don’t Tell Anyone

Did you know that Panasonic was on the verge of releasing the world’s first UHD Blu-ray deck? No? Neither did I, or anyone else who doesn’t speak Japanese or work for Panasonic. Read more here.

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting, TV/4K/UHD | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Digital Camera Sales Continue to Crash. So Why Are These Execs Smiling?

There seem to be few signs of life in the cratering digital camera business….Yet, at last week’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York, amidst enthusiastic throngs of photog trade and user pros, I found mostly surprisingly buoyant company representatives. Read more … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why the UHD Transition is NOT the HDTV Transition

If you’re feeling some weird sense of déjà vu with the chicken-egg conundrum surrounding the production of 4K content/broadcasting and UHD TV sales, it’s because you have vague recollections of the introduction of HDTV back in the late 1990s. While … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting, TV/4K/UHD | Tagged , | Leave a comment

UHD Blu-ray Is Coming – Just Not This Year

If you were expecting the 4K/UHD revolution to receive a Battle of Saratoga-like shot in the arm with the inaugural availability of UHD Blu-ray this fall – forget it. Read more here.

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting, TV/4K/UHD | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

There’s a New Platform/Content Paradigm in Town

Every technology platform from the first one – Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press in the 15th century – has been fed by content. But this dominant platform-sustenance content food chain is beginning to mutate. I explore this evolution in the hardware/content co-dependency paradigm … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Technology Consulting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment