A while ago a friend of mine posted articles on his blog site about current home theater electronics, in particularly newer formats such as HDTV and new generation of DVDs (HD-DVD, Blueray….). Basically he just pulled out all sorts of technical data plus some of his personal experience to support his favor on why these latest gadgets that are out on the market are outstanding.
I don’t deny his statements. I myself sometimes wandered around electronic shops and was amazed by the quality which these new product can provide from the demo – vivid color, crystal clear resolution and exceptional sound. I would say in some way it does provide better visual experience than going to the cinema. But here is a question – How good the visual quality do we want the TVs or videos to be? In the case of demo from electronic shops the system is everything you expect a latest product should deliver. But these products might in some way overdone themselves for a simple reason – our human eyes don’t see things the same way as plasma TV provide. So, while the picture is crystal clear, it becomes more or less unrealistically clear.
Frankly, while people are focusing so much about the hardware, they seems to forget one thing – A good visual story(documentary, movie, photo essay…..) is a good visual story, doesn’t matter which format you’re watching.
For those who following the digital photography related news, whether you actually own a digital camera or not, you should notice that there is a growing trend of emphasizing on video capture on new still cameras. With several new models released this year in which the Canon Powershot XT1 being the most video cam the evolution will take on a new path.
It is a good news to consumers since with better quality of video capture in the still camera it is like having two gadgets packed in one equipment which will not only save a lot of bucks for them but spaces as well when they travel. Not to mention digital equipments needs countless accessories so when you add these up the weight can be unbearable.
As for me, the trend worries me in a great deal. In the world of media we already see more and more newspapers asking their still photographers to do motion piece for the multimedia content or even fore go their own still photographers and use still capture from video footage. There’s even a talk within the industry which predict the death of the digital still equipment in the near future once the quality of still capture on digital camcorders are up to standard.
An Interesting concept and prediction of abandoning still cameras. But they seemed to forget that although photography and videography are relatives, the fundamental practice of capturing still images and video images are very different and it would be hard for print or on-line content to solely rely on images from video capture in the foresee future.
There’s an interesting article at nytimes.com regarding to the longevity of a photographic images being printed by inkjet printers, which is widely practiced by consumers and professional alike today. It offers an interesting insights on the task which Inkjet photo printers face today – something which many of us already know – lasting prints. It also reminds us that though the photographic evolution in which film capturing is being replaced by digital capturing in an astonishing speed, the core issue of preserving digital medium is still daunting and will take many years to resolve.
For full detail of the Article please visit www.nytimes.com
Well, When blogging phenomenon first started swiping through this part of the world I was not too fancy about it. Having the advantage of being bilingual I was able to gaze through what was going on in Asia prior to blogging gained its popularity today. Anyhow, over in Asia there was a time posting messages on a so called BBS site was really popular and it was…..uh…..like stepping into a no man’s land.
I had this idea of having my own blog for pretty much about a year but then because of constant traveling and the time consuming process of updating a website it was remain a concept until now.
Now, I’m no web designer or coder so even though I build most part of this site a lot of layout might be laughable to the professional. I am no writer as well so mis-spelling and grammatical errors might scare writers away if they ever visited this site. Adding to the matter worse I’m bilingual and at this point I just don’t know which language I’m more fluent – my native or English.
You are, however, will find photographs through out this site and in this journal section since I’m a photographer and have been doing this for some time now.