Just to support the argument that Video Camera Makers should integrate flash( because a 4 part article isn’t enough) and we can expect Smartphones and Tablets to integrate more memory.
So here’s the projected retail price of a 256GB SSD with fast flash inside it
If I were building a camera today, I would build 1 chip. I would offer 3 versions of that Camera
Camera makers can make more money by embedding NAND Flash in their cameras.
Video Class, in this case, means moving video from a web camera or digital video camera to another device like a display, or PC, or game console.
UVC is built into Windows, Mac OX, Linux, FreeBSD, and the PS3.
Simply, UVC makes it easier by standardizing video drivers. So any Video Camera could use the standard UVC driver in those platforms. The Video Camera maker only needs to worry about the embedded firmware in the Video Camera itself.
Google iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and you will get about gazillion hits, hopefully including this Blog