Originally Posted by digitalclips
I wonder if Perlman is still tight with Apple? He is the brains behind Quicktime after all, I hope he is not teaming up with Google, but that presentation made me think otherwise. He seemed to be happy top promote Final Cut Pro X, in fact it almost seemed overly done given the importance of his own presentation.
It's hard to tell about Perlman: On one hand he seems brilliant, focused and articulate -- but sometimes he comes across a bit like a carnival barker (to me at least).
The pCell tech is interesting: It appears to be some relatively pedestrian hardware (radio transceivers) with rather sophisticated backend server software (the backend servers/software are linerally scalable).
He appears to have a working solution with a potential delivery schedule (2015) that is years ahead of others tinkering with the same/similar tech.
I don't know how much, if any, of this tech can be adequately protected
by patents. it's possible the only advantage they have is a "bird in the hand" -- and a very big bird at that.
Who could monetize this tech (a few that easily come to mind):
- mobile hardware manufacturers -- e.g. Apple, Sammy, Microsoft
- content owners/distributers
- cablecos, broadcast and cell carriers
- advertisers like Google, FaceBook
- military, health, law enforcement, governments
- power suppliers and distributors
Some of the above have a vested interest in the status quo and preventing the deployment of this tech -- more, cheeper, bandwidth; cheeper delivery fees; etc.
Others would have interests in owning the tech to exclude competition.
If the Feds (excepting the military) do it, likely, they will screw it up ala healthcare, etc.
One way to prime the pump would be for the governments of large cities to establish local, private/public utilities -- maybe in some creative way that the tech is owned by the public and multiple, competing utilities are allowed to serve/compete in the same area.
As to the FCPX video -- Isn't that a great preso? I suspect that most of the masking/tracking/compositing effects were done with Coremelt's SliceX within FCPX (as opposed to an external specialty app such as SilhouetteFX).
I haven't figured out (an easy way) how they did the transparent phone/tablet/computer displays. though -- they were stunning! Any ideas???Edited by Dick Applebaum - 5/4/14 at 9:15am