future is in cloud and streaming content. Therefore we are focusing more on products that deliver to
streaming services. For example, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Premiere Pro CC include a new
feature allowing users to create iPad-ready video with QuickTime chapter markers. The Encore CS6
version will be the final release of this product.
and Adobe have dropped production of Encore
Apple never bought into Blu-ray, and you'll be hard pressed to find a current Apple computer for sale with a DVD drive. The new MacPro won't have one.
Rovi, who own Scenarist, the de facto pro DVD authoring tool, stopped selling it earlier this year, and are ending support at the end of the year.
In my own side-business, making special interest videos, our retail and wholesale DVD sales have dried up to nothing. We sell via YouTube and Vimeo now.
The other week I had a conversation with one of my clients about how we were going to output her video. I did a straw poll amongst my friends. Not one has a Blu-ray player. People are watching HD content via download or streaming. We decided to distribute on Vimeo with a standby of H264 files via USB stick for anyone who couldn't stream the video files.
Although I edit in Premiere I never used the dynamic link to Encore, preferring to encode my own assets for authoring. So, like Gavin, the DL is not something I'll miss.