The (Near) Future of Video

The past ten years have been outrageously productive for the advancement of digital video. It seems like only yesterday we were waiting patiently for our downloads of 10 second clips that would be displayed as small flash, and the pre-YouTube world was a mess of digitization. Now, the technology has become so great, that web content seethes with embedded video on blogs, Facebook and Myspace.

Is it not obvious that this trend will continue to dominate the digital domain? The proliferation of cameras and editing software means the upload frequency will just bloom even more.

Behold this Vimeo clip that shows what your typical magazine might look like in the very near future.



VIV Mag Motion Cover - iPad Demo from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.

Vertical video! And that's only the beginning. Vertical panoramas are a newish trend in photography. It makes sense to format that way now, in light of the way more and more people view media -  on blogs or portable tablet devices.

Of course that's just my opinion. Any Neatoramanauts have any insights on the future of video?


There's a great reason for widescreen video formats, our eyes are side by side. TV's and computer monitors are following the industry trend based on that logic and the iPad is no argument for a different format because you can turn it sideways.

Photo's are individual art pieces and should come in whatever shape the artist wants but video required displays, drivers and codecs and we'll all be better off the more standardized it is.
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Nothing says "Here comes the future of green tech" like a celebrity from the 1980's who has become a punchline for jokes about environmentalism. What, the crying Indian wasn't available?
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My reaction was this: I immediately wanted a way to turn the page rather than being forced to watch even a few seconds of introductory material.
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This is more than just a vimeo video. It's real. Viv mag has a whole issue in this format.

http://www.zinio.com/reader.jsp?issue=416118784&o=ext

Click the cover and scroll along the bottom. It's really something.
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So what's new...

I remember when desk-top publishing eclipsed the staid and retarded old school of Graphic Design (Pulp Media).

It's lead was what we call Modern Visual Media today.

In Five years, we will either have this iteration in full 3D, with-out assisted aid, or have live feeds into
inter-cranial reception via the electro-magnetic spectrum...

Big deal, nah... Just progression into the blindness of our empty Souls.
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Love ya Gauldar. Just saying the potential for vertical video is cool, and whatever the imaginations of the masses come up with, well that's cool too.
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I rather find the video obtrusive and too slow for my tastes.

It's the same when I go to CNN.com and there's a story that's only available as a video. I don't have time to sit through your entire video - I want to read the story and go.
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