Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Cedeño Montaña, Ricardo, 1976- author

Title Portable moving images : a media history of storage formats / Ricardo Cedeño Montaña
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2017
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations
Summary "This media history explores a series of portable small cameras, playback devices, and storage units that expanded the production of film and video to the home. Covering several storage formats from the small gauge films of the 1900s, through the analogue videotapes of the 1970s, to the compression algorithms of the 2000s, this work inquires into the effects that the shrinkage of complex machines, media formats, and processing operations has had on the dissemination of moving images. Using a media archaeological approach to technical standards, the author provides a layered genealogy of portable storage formats for film, analogue video, and digitally encoded video. This book is a step forward in decoding the storage media formats of which usually only highly specialised technicians speak"-- Provided by publisher
"Today, we produce moving images with small but complex apparatuses whose functioning remains opaque. Exploring a series of portable small cameras, playback devices, and storage units this media history sheds light upon the expansion of such apparatuses into the home. Through the analysis of media standards and specifications it offers a non-linear genealogy of the moving image from the perspective of the tiny, the weightless, and the portable"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Thesis (doctoral)--Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Data compression (Computer science) -- History.
Image files -- History.
Motion picture cameras -- History.
Motion picture film -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110552906 (electronic bk.)
3110553937 (electronic bk.)
9783110552904 (electronic bk.)
9783110553932 (electronic bk.)