The History Of Online Videos
Way back in the nineties, when the internet was young, it was filled with basic websites and text chat rooms. When it came to people who like to make videos, they required a video recorder, many of which were expensive. However, near the end of that decade, these devices involved hard drives and DVD’s for recording purposes. This meant it was the end of the line for recording on tape, and not long after those, solid state memory storage started to become popular. This change in how video’s were recorded meant that getting them from a device into a computer was much easier.
It was the start of this century that seen some mobiles phones implementing cameras. These were very crude at the time, with only around 1MB of data stored per frame. This meant grainy pictures with a lot of noise. When these were used for video recording, the frame rate was slow, as the memory could not handle anything faster, and so if the person taking the video moved, all they recorded was a blur. This meant watching them could cause a person a headache. Still, this gave budding Spielberg’s a taste of video.
By now the internet had evolved from a text based system with annoying GIF images, to more of a multimedia platform. Web sites appeared that allowed videos to be uploaded so that other people could view them. Luckily, technology never stands still, and so mobile phone video recording improved. Much better light sensors became available at low costs, and software was developed to help enhance the video. Five years after the century had started, online video sites like VideoDig were more popular than ever, and the recording capabilities kept taking leaps forward.
Those trends have continued till this day, and thinking back only ten years is like going back to the Stoneage of videos online. Now when you go on the internet, no matter what site is visited, there is likely to be a video on it. Some of the major sites now hold millions of videos, and some people can even make a living out of it by relying on advertising revenue. Mobile phones are now capable of recording in full high definition, and this gives Hollywood style recording power. Video dig plans to keep increasing their web libraries by the thousands each day. The next step for the revolution is 4k, and although still in its infancy, it will likely be the norm in another ten years.