Music Festival Attendees Significantly Unprepared for Capturing Memories at the Event

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  1. HardOCP News

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    Most people don't have "digital storage" on their music festival packing list, but that's a rookie mistake according to 76 percent of music festival attendees who recently participated in a consumer study conducted by Edelman Intelligence, which was commissioned by Western Digital Corporation. The survey of more than 1,000 music festivalgoers across the United States analyzed the importance of taking photos and videos at music festivals, the problems people tend to run into and how they cope with it.
     
  2. Tiberian

    Tiberian DILLIGAFuck

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    Hear hear for microSD expansion slots in smartphones 'cause I just won't buy a smartphone that doesn't have one anymore. They add like $.97 (that's 97 cents USD) to the cost of manufacturing such devices because it's so cheap nowadays with modern manufacturing methodology but the long term payoff is practically incalculable for most people, especially with 4K video coming on strong these days and 8K just around the corner and of course multi-megapixel images from high megapixel cameras in smartphones as well.

    One can never really have too much storage on hand so, microSD allows for as much as you think you might need and at a pretty damned low cost - 128GB microSD cards under $40 these days at some retailers (Fry's, etc) and it's still coming down in price as well.

    That and a removable battery are pretty much my absolute requirements in a smartphone, don't care about having super high resolution displays or the (placebo) high definition audio BS since those are just gimmicks overall.
     
  3. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm personally sick and tired of people having their phone out and photographing and videoing (probably vertically) everything. Just put that shit away, and enjoy yourself, noone will watch the videos you took anyway, so don't annoy people with your shining screen at the festival, and don't annoy people with your stupid videos on social media.
    Do yourself a favor, and don't miss the time of your life because you're too busy capturing it.
     
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    Sonicks [H]ard|Gawd

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    Totally agree 100%.

    It's insane just how much more drawn in and enjoyable a show is when you're actually being in the moment rather than trying to capture it.
     
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    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Bring that camera on down here into the mosh pit. I dare you.:punch:

    Mosh pits have been thrashing cameras and glasses since '70s punk revolution. If you can sit down at a show then it is not a show!!
     
  6. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Does any one see the ambiguous legal issue here?

    Go into a movie theater and film/record a live broadcast and you go to jail for copyright infringement,

    Go into a music performance and film/record a live broadcast and it's considered part of the experience.

    Whats the difference?
     
  7. DrLobotomy

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    Because America!
     
  8. M76

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    The difference is that people who watch a video of a music performance are watching because they want to go. While people watching a video recording of a movie watch it because they don't want to go.
     
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    The difference would be that most music festivals actually state that you can record the event on the ticket or someplace on site with signs stating as such whereas with "live" events in theaters or movies that's an entirely different thing altogether because the place actually putting on the show or showing the movie doesn't typically own the material they're showing, they're just licensing the viewing rights in a private manner.

    Believe it or not, even the largest music festivals on the planet - if they charge a fee for entry or attendance - are by law considered to be private events so, people just have to check their ticket stubs or look for those types of signs at entry/exit points and see what's what.

    In today's world smartphones and similar devices of any and all kinds are so ubiquitous that it's really tough and damned near impossible to prevent anyone in general from recording audio/video and things will just get worse as time passes and they become even more prevalent in society.
     
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    Videos are useless during concerts....but perfect when walking around the festival. During the show, peeps should just take pictures of awesome moments and put the damn phone up.
     
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    I know a festival can be rough but "22 percent have lost photos because of a lost, stolen or broken phone at a music festival" seems a bit inflated to me. I'm pretty sure people did not trash 33 million dollars worth of phones at Lollapalooza...
     
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    Even worse are the people who pull out full sized tablets and hold them up taking vides, blocking everyone's view behind them.
     
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    Conceptually, I don't see the difference. The movie theater venue does not own the material, and neither does the music venue. All copyright is retained by the original owner. And the nature of the audience is the same, just different scale.

    I totally support the premise of a venue saying you are not allowed to film. If a theater says you can't film because we say so, I think that's great. But they hide behind "the law" so as to be the innocent victim.
     
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    I don't think it's the $.97 cost to integrate the sd card socket onto the phone that is the big deal. I think it is the other impacts it has. Now you need to have a door or some other sort of exterior slot. There are water resistance implications to this, and it adds costs as well. Thickness of a device is also impacted. In a market where review sites measure the thickness to the tenths of a millimeter as soon as they open the review sample, anything that negatively impacts thickness is probably going to get axed in the design process.

    And then there's the cost of customer service when the non tech crowd try to figure out how to use an SD card with Android and call tech support...

    I hear you though. I like the flexibility afforded by sd card slots. I've never had to use one though. I have never filled up the internal storage of any phone I have owned (and I usually buy the phone with the smallest amount of storage)
     
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    Never get the obsession people have with doing this.

    You pay money to enjoy a band live and the festival and then they spend so much time looking at it through a tiny phone screen instead and the main memory they have of it is staring at the band/people through this screen.

    Meanwhile so are hundreds of other people.

    Put the bloody phone down, enjoy the experience for YOURSELF and if you want to relive it there's plenty of youtube videos you can find of said concert, or heck many bands have them recorded by a professional camera crew that is far better quality then someones shaky ass phone.
     
  16. Kalabalana

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    Exactly this, I generally associate such activity with plain, unexciting people.
    Which is commonly par for the course unfortunately.
     
  17. Kalabalana

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    You're not taking into account larger memory models that bring in hundreds on top of the base model. It's simply to make more money by providing no other alternative. An extra 64 gigs of space does not make a phone $150 more expensive...
     
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    This sounds like an advertisement. Piss more people off at show by recording it instead of watching it and experiencing it, now give us money!
     
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    Besides if it's good enough of a tour they will put it on DVD and you better camera angle and more importantly better audio.
     
  20. BloodyIron

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    Recently setup my phone to bidirectional synch shit on my phone with my home servers. Even synchs deletions. Makes it extremely convenient to manage pictures and videos. Also have my own streaming shit thanks to subsonic and envy. No longer need to copy multimedia onto my phone, just steam and cache at will.

    All for free.
     
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    I learned this lesson when I was 13 and went to a Space Shuttle launch (mission #7 if you care to look it up). As the launch began I was busy taking pictures with my crappy little camera, and then the sound hit me and I stopped taking pictures and started experiencing. I've never bothered to take pictures since. I use the camera on my phone as a tool, not as a memory keeper.
     
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    I thought it was going to say festival attendees were under-prepared because they're all impaired, hence not thinking straight, from all the shit they put in their bodies, to "allow" them to have a better time, so they end up naked rolling on the grass. But, what do I know.
     
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