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HEVC Meets the Real Camera World, Real Camera World Not Impressed

DTC has been documenting the rise of HEVC as the next-generation compression codec of choice for broadcast and over-the-top video applications, but HEVC is not restricted to these domains alone. In fact, for the first time, consumers and video enthusiasts outside of the broadcast industry have come face-to-face with HEVC compression in the form of […]

MPEG Efficiency: The evolution will be mobile

With the advent of the next generation of high definition video compression technology on the visible horizon, it looks as if it will be taking a much different path to video dominance than what has been traversed in the past. Instead of the traditional digital TV world, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) will likely be […]

AVC Products Forecast Overview

Monday November 28, 2011 – Jing Sui With more efficient coding and higher-quality play back, MPEG-4 AVC has expanded intoevery consumer digital video category going far beyond the ubiquitous MPEG-2 standard. The AVCmarket continues to exhibit notable growth and a majority of the product categories are experiencing growth. DTC’s latest data narrates the trends of […]

Checking in with Internet video subscriptions (aka: online movies you have to pay for)

Tuesday August 9, 2011 – Shelby Cunningham Although they pale in comparison to the number of free/advertising-supported online video-entertainment programs streamed and downloaded, internet video subscription services are illustrating that pay is a viable model for accessing movies and TV programming on the Web. DTC’s recently updated forecast projects a more than 2,000% increase in […]

The MPEG-2 Legacy Stays Strong

Monday December 6, 2010 While the MPEG-4 AVC market continues to advance the MPEG standard into new markets, its predecessor MPEG-2 is still a prominent player. Many consumer electronics products include both codecs to ensure backward compatibility. DTC estimates that more than 800 million MPEG-2 products will ship in 2011 slightly growing to 850 million […]

MPEG-4 AVC Readies Old-School Products for a Second Close up

Monday November 15, 2010 – Myra Moore Mobile video phones are the star players in DTC’s forecast of more than 1 billion MPEG-4 AVC products estimated to ship into the marketplace in 2010. But the standard is also doing its fair share to brush up the sales of more traditional consumer electronics products as consumer […]

Mobile Devices Dominate the MPEG-4 AVC Market

Monday July 11, 2010 The MPEG-4 AVC codec may be improving compression for digital video devices such as set-top boxes (STBs) and Blu-ray Disc devices, but the number of mobile devices compatible with MPEG-4 AVC far outweighs those more traditional digital video products. Many consumers now expect their portable devices to provide high-quality video and […]