SSR 2017 NSW highlights blu-ray - Opinions please

 
  Bevan Wall Assistant Commissioner

I’ve been receiving some messages asking when the video I have been placing on YouTube during the year of some of the SSR NSW operations will be available on blu-ray, which indicates that there are some people who want to view the footage in full HD instead of the lower resolution that YouTube delivers. What I’m trying to gauge is whether there is enough demand to warrant Train Pictures going to the effort of marketing an “SSR – 2017 NSW Operations” blu-ray, given that all the footage is already available for free on YouTube. Obviously an important consideration would be the retail price that Train Pictures places on the blu-ray. I would not be making a DVD version.
As some of you may know, I have launched a “Diesel Diary HD” series of blu-rays, but I have so much HD footage “in the can” already that it would be quite a few years before any of the material recorded this year would be made available, and by then the blu-ray format may well have become obsolete anyway. This trend is obvious when you visit a store like JB HiFi, where you can see that the shelf space allocated to disc players is quickly diminishing, being replaced by media players and streaming devices.
Any opinions on this will be greatly appreciated, either as a reply to this thread or in the form of a PM.
Thanks,
BW

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  Bevan Wall Assistant Commissioner

I have had a reasonable number of people get in touch with me to say that they would like a blu-ray copy of the 2017 SSR footage, so Train Pictures is making it available.  Will be an interesting test of the "power" of YouTube.
Thanks for the responses,
BW


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2mUcDoZmnA
  gordon_s1942 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Typical excellent videos from Bevan.
I had to smile when I was watching the first ones as to the speed as it reminded me of when as a boy we traveled from Sydney to Katoomba prior to the electrification and even after attaching the Pilot at Valley Heights, that was about the speed of the train.
Thee were times between Linden and Lawson when it seemed it would be quicker to hop off and walk.
The major difference of course was that Passenger Train on long ago would have been less the 400 tonnes whereas those wheat trains would be in excess of 4000 tonnes........
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

looks great Bevan
  a6et Minister for Railways

I’ve been receiving some messages asking when the video I have been placing on YouTube during the year of some of the SSR NSW operations will be available on blu-ray, which indicates that there are some people who want to view the footage in full HD instead of the lower resolution that YouTube delivers. What I’m trying to gauge is whether there is enough demand to warrant Train Pictures going to the effort of marketing an “SSR – 2017 NSW Operations” blu-ray, given that all the footage is already available for free on YouTube. Obviously an important consideration would be the retail price that Train Pictures places on the blu-ray. I would not be making a DVD version.
As some of you may know, I have launched a “Diesel Diary HD” series of blu-rays, but I have so much HD footage “in the can” already that it would be quite a few years before any of the material recorded this year would be made available, and by then the blu-ray format may well have become obsolete anyway. This trend is obvious when you visit a store like JB HiFi, where you can see that the shelf space allocated to disc players is quickly diminishing, being replaced by media players and streaming devices.
Any opinions on this will be greatly appreciated, either as a reply to this thread or in the form of a PM.
Thanks,
BW
Bevan Wall
Bevan, no doubt that there is a degree of a drift away from the disc format, thing is that many people who also rave about the social media scene and that's all they wanted, when wanting to download something for the future viewing without a long list of links to keep active on the mobile medias, they realise the quality is not there especially to view on the large screens of today's TV's and they are only getting better.

Our kids are right into the Social media thing as they see its all they want, but they also have DVD players and also Blue Ray ones as well.   I have heard that there is a new BD format coming out to work in with Oled technology, thing for me though is I get a lot more enjoyment in watching ordinary as well as Rail footage on the big screen as against the hand screens.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

There is the new 4k bluray format. OLED is just a display type and nothing at all to do with resolution. May I suggest that you just take orders on a facebook page or an order form and burn the Discs as necessary for your customers. This way you don't spend anymore then you need to.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Train Controller

Location: On a Thing with Internet
so where can I buy it??
  a6et Minister for Railways

There is the new 4k bluray format. OLED is just a display type and nothing at all to do with resolution. May I suggest that you just take orders on a facebook page or an order form and burn the Discs as necessary for your customers. This way you don't spend anymore then you need to.
simstrain
True, although I have seen the new TV's in private homes and the plain old LED ones and its not hard to see the new Oleds and similar have a clearer and sharper picture.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

There is the new 4k bluray format. OLED is just a display type and nothing at all to do with resolution. May I suggest that you just take orders on a facebook page or an order form and burn the Discs as necessary for your customers. This way you don't spend anymore then you need to.
True, although I have seen the new TV's in private homes and the plain old LED ones and its not hard to see the new Oleds and similar have a clearer and sharper picture.
a6et

That probably has more to do with the progression of technology. Most oled screens are of the 4K variety and the old LED screens were actually LCD screens with LED backlighting and only 1080p.

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