Will video kill still photography?

Started May 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
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YES (for many things, examples)
In reply to Martin Ocando, May 31, 2012

YES for MANY things!

Most commercial posters will be replaced by LEG/OLED/Whatever screens.

  • when walking into restaurants

  • billboards

  • posters

  • menus

  • etc...

Why put a picture of a steak when you can have a video with steam rising?
Why put a picture of a model posing, as opposed to a video of her dancing?

Timeline:

Based on cost. This will not be overnight, but you can already see it is some places. At some point the screens will be lower cost than the continuous re-printing and posting of the photos, not to mention the videos will have more impact and offer more flexibility.

ALSO AT HOME as opposed to a picture frame on a wall you will have (touch?) screens. Possibly even touch walls. Resolution, angles, contrast, colors will all be superior to what we get today. Possibly even 3D without glasses.

Why have a beach landscape photo, when you can have a video with waves crashing?
Why a picture of your parents, as opposed to a video of them waving?

SO Will photography be replaced by video? For many things yes. For many things no. But not to expect changes over the next 20 years is foolish.

Also in the future consumer video resolution will be high enough (4k) to just take single frames and make them into high res photos. CPUs will be faster, storage will have massive capacities, etc...

Super cool, check out Corning's vision of the future:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkHpNnXLB0

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