Andre Rome2017/03/21

INNOVATION IN DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

During this industry research will be discussing four of the most current innovations in the digital entertainment industry. First issue is how Machinima is dominating the web series market. The second is whether mobile tablets are a gift or potential curse. The third issue will be about the most versatile camera, the GoPro HD Hero 5. The final issue will be how Vyclone has the potential to become crowdsourcing innovators.

Machinima dominating web series
One of the most successful leaders in digital entertainment is Machinima. Machinima is a programming movement that is aimed towards young males between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. The network creates real-time animation by manipulating video game engines and utilizing their assets. Video game fanatics like myself benefit because we are able to connect with our favorite games characters in a new way. Machinima creates scripted series featuring original content. One of the most successful series is Mortal Kombat, which I have become a fan favorite of today. Machinima is one of the top ranked entertainment networks on YouTube. Today the Internet allows content creators to access their community immediately. Machinima creates content daily, and also releases scheduled series and seasons. In the future web series have the potential to dominate the digital entertainment. According to Machinima.com they are serving more than 2 billion monthly video views and reaching over 175 million unique each month.

Mobile Tablets are a gift or curse?
Tablets have become one of the major reasons that digital entertainment has become so successful in the recent years. Tablets are affordable, portable and convenient. They have also become more accessible as many leading companies in digital entertainment have developed their own version of the tablets. Devices like the I-pad, Kindle Fire, Nexus, and Surface are replacing television, the radio and libraries. In the business world, tablets are replacing office materials, and paperwork. In the entertainment industry tablets have become one of the primary selections for news, film, and entertainment. According to the Scientific American the brain prefers the paper to the tablet. When using paper the brain processes the information more clearly. Also the brain remembers more information that is read on paper. I find that interesting to think that we are now investing a program, which replaces every book in our school system and replaces it with a tablet. In some situations we might need to support the use of paper instead of the tablet.

GoPro HD Hero 5 is the world's most versatile camera
The GoPro HD Hero 5 is the next generation of video cameras. It has transformed into a mainstream technology that is changing the way that we see the world today. The camera is small and portable. The latest model Hero 5 allows you to control up to 50 cameras on a single remote. The gooseneck handheld grip is adjustable and flexible and can me mounted. Commercials, movies, music videos are now being recorded like never before. In 2012 the GoPro was used during the recorded space jump. The camera can also be used under water. It can be strapped to a wrist or the chest. The GoPro shoots in wide angle, and works up to 197 feet below water. It is also very affordable. The latest model only cost $200 dollars. Filmmakers today have been bursting with innovation and pushing the boundaries in the industry. The one problem that they have is competition. Canon EOS 650D and the EOS 5D Mark III is one of the leading competitors. Some of the advantages the GoPro camera has is that is records in higher quality, has a wider wide-angle lens (5mm vs. 25mm), and records in 24 pixel. However, it doesn’t have image stabilization, and lacks a built in HDR feature. It also lacks in a built in panorama and doesn’t take 3D according to snapsort.com. Even with Canon’s competition, the GoPro HD Hero 5 remains to be the most versatile camera in digital entertainment.

Vyclone crowdsourcing champions
One of the most innovative applications that have been developed is Vyclone. Vyclone is an application that allows users to sync multiple videos together. This application can be useful for event. Concerts, festivals, and live performances can be captured in a way never before possible. Each user becomes part of a crowd sourced camera crew, shooting different facets of the action from a host of perspectives. Vyclone automatically synchronizes and edits each participant's raw footage, assembling a final cut featuring video from all available angles. Users also can access all the available footage to stitch together their own director's cut, and all videos may be shared via Facebook and Twitter. Every fan with a smartphone can potentially become a cameraman. Although Vyclone has not yet been able to sync hundreds of videos together they have created a scalable architecture for more cameras in the future. According to Appolicious.com Vyclone has a legitimate chance to revolutionize how we are able to crowd-source recorded videos. Vyclone turns any event where multiple people shot footage into a well-edited film. The only problem is in order for you to use the application properly someone else has to be shooting at the same time. Users have to also upload the video to the application. Still, Vyclone creates innovative multi camera experience for consumers. 

These innovations have already impacted the digital entertainment world, as we know it today. The future of digital entertainment will continue to flourish as technology advances.

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