Just as cassette tapes enabled an audio revolution whereby people would make mixes and send them to each other, maybe doing voice overs and stuff, so to, tools like iMove and iDVD enable a video revolution.
But just as there are small MP3 players, there are small DVD players?
Well yes, but video is something that is fundamentally different from audio in that it requires the use of one’s eyes. This is why people shouldn’t drive and watch a DVD at the same time. So too, I doubt it would be prudent to expect people to walk and watch a DVD at the same time. So no carrying a DVD player with you as you go for a jog either. So what lags to make using video just as easy and seemless as audio?
First, video playback devices need to become ubiquitous. This is happening with the “meteoric” rise of the DVD and continued increase in DVD recordables, which mentions the advent of DVD devices that include both a hard drive and a DVD drive and are priced at under $500, such as the Apex ADR1000 Progressive Scan DVD Player with 40-Hour Digital Video Recording which may use technology from Cirrus Logic, Inc..
Of course, all this is in contrast to the current state of SonicBlue, originator of ReplayTV.