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NAND Flash Prices to drop to 17 cents per Gigabyte

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. The primary drivers to greater NAND flash are the increasing demands of Smart Phone and Tablet users to run more apps, store more high resolution pictures (like the 13MP camera […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 4

So here’s the projected retail price of a 256GB SSD with fast flash inside it What this tells you/me is that the same SSD Crucial drive I bought from Amazon in February 2013 will drop in Retail Price to $18-40.   Remember, since you’ve read the other 3 articles, this means you can now take this super fast […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 3

If I were building a camera today, I would build 1 chip.  I would offer 3 versions of that Camera 1)      SDXC Card Slot Only – The cheapest version 2)      16 GB embedded Flash with SDXC Card Slot 3)      64 GB embedded Flash with SDXC Card Slot The question you might ask is, how would I […]

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Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 2

Camera makers can make more money by embedding NAND Flash in their cameras. How Camera Makers Limit Themselves Why haven’t camera makers embedded NAND Flash?  Because of cost and profit margins.  They don’t include it because most camera makers and the decision makers a conservative bunch of chip makers.  More importantly, they value image quality […]

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An explanation of the USB Video Class (UVC)

At IDF, I talked with Terry Moore, CEO of MCCI.  He explained the USB Video Class (UVC). 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 […]

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Why the iPhone 4S drives the need for USB 3.0

Google iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and you will get about gazillion hits, hopefully including this Blog Smartphones drive the need for USB 3.0 in digital cameras and digital video cameras to From the Apple event Monday “We’re now on to the camera in the iPhone 4S. “We set our sights on competing with the […]

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