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    Quality Storage Will Define 2019 Camera Tech

    Few occurrences have demonstrated the need for high quality, affordable audiovisual storage quite like the Apple stock drop. The electronics giant dropped nearly $20 off its stock price and one of the main reasons, according to Forbes, is its failure to engage with storage demands. Quite simply, the smart capabilities of nearly every new device and service demand audiovisual storage; provide it and you’ll notice the difference in sales and customer satisfaction.

    Reclaiming solid storage

    SD cards were all the rage in the late 00s, but appeared to have become less popular as the cloud gets bigger and bigger; ExtremeTech now estimate Amazon’s cloud to be at least 90 petabytes alone. When it comes to audiovisual storage, however, they are few competitors. SD cards continue to provide enough space for photographers to take everything they require and provide smart services to their equipment. For this reason, manufacturers including Sony provide dual SD card slots as standard on most of their devices.

    Moving towards SSDs

    Solid state disks (SSDs) have been part of the essential equipment in any serious computer gamer’s arsenal for a few years now. However, until 2016 they weren’t making many headway until Samsung produced their own portable drive. In late 2018, a drop in SSD prices ballooned the market; MarketWatch estimate sales will rise to $60bn by 2024. With this increase comes competition and benefits to consumers. Expect to see competitively priced SSDs, that also provide sturdiness due to the lack of moving parts. On-the-go photographers will be pleased.

    Looking at the cloud

    The cloud will, of course, play a role in data storage and management. A key part of this will be automation, and could solve the data problem altogether – storage will be a side thought if snaps are instantly moved to the cloud and then, potentially, onto hard storage at home. Zdnet suggest this will be a big trend in 2019 as part of the ‘unbundling’ process, where each aspect of storage is split apart and divided by different storage methods.

    Storage for audiovisual material is a big question, both as the content is typically storage-intensive and because the market is growing. As more and more services and applications use smart technology commanding camera usage, and as more enthusiasts get out and about to snap pictures on increasingly able devices, storage will become strained. Looking to old methods of physical storage, and splitting up the equation among different technologies, will be the trend to watch.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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