Netflix is taking a bolder stance as “the leader” in web-based distribution, vs. being a company among leaders.
Very exciting times as the creative community and exhibition community both figure out how to embrace this drastic change.
I’ve highlighted articles by David Cohen in the past, because he does a good job commenting on trends that affect post production services. I think his premise below is worth discussing: that the image quality of content being distributed to the home (4K) is going to leapfrog the image quality of the content distributed to the theater (mainly 2K).
I am confident that a non-film archive stored as data is (or will be) better for preservation. We just need to find the proper container for the data (e.g., LTO, non-spining hard drives, spinning hard drives) in order to convince the film die-hards.
Most interesting statistic is that Sony has installed 10,500 4K projectors in the US, representing 35% of all digital installations.