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.
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.