Megapixel War Enters New Era

DVDScientists have developed a new technique that will allow one DVD to store an astonishing 10.6 years of high definition video. The breakthrough will increase the storage capacity of a DVD from just 4.7 gigabytes to 1000 terabytes… and in a related development scientists have also announced the 1000 megapixel image sensor to consume this storage, preserving even more useless pixels for posterity. This development simultaneously marked the end of the Megapixel War and the start of the Gigapixel War, with all combatants promising more gigapixels in the future.

For the complete story behind this new technology see More data storage? Here’s how to fit 1,000 terabytes on a DVD.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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