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About the Multimedia Report

The Multimedia Trend Report pertains to the ever-expanding array of media forms that provide us with audio and visual entertainment. Home theater trends, audio trends and other media trends are presented in this informative report that describes how our world has changed when it comes to listening to music or watching movies and TV shows.

Who It's For

Those within the entertainment industry will benefit from our research, as well as brands specializing in audio and visual entertainment products, whether speakers, sound systems, MP3s and iPods or 3D televisions. Our Multimedia Trend Report sorts through the crowded market of entertainment options that are readily available, providing insight into the trends shaping the multimedia industry so that you can identify emerging patterns and innovate to gain a competitive edge.

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Unlike our competitors, who rely on gut instinct, our multimedia research is based on Trend Hunter's massive database of multimedia articles and 2,123,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

The Multimedia Report

Last published on Oct 27, 2014, the Multimedia Report includes 41 PRO Trends (41 Pages) and 205 examples of multimedia market research and multimedia consumer trends related to: audio visual, home theater, media trends, movies, films, TV, home entertainment, sound systems, speakers, 3D televisions and multimedia trends. The report includes all of our Multimedia research collected over the last few years (roughly 25% of the collection is from this year.)

Report Contents

• 41 Multimedia PRO Trends = 41 Powerpoint Pages Multimedia PPT Report
• 205 Multimedia Examples
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Smartphone, Gaming, Space, Google, Android, Camera, Chemicals, Television, Headphones, Global Positioning System, Tablet, Radio, Mobile, Video Editing, SLR, Online Gaming, App, HDTV, 3D Glasses, Camera Accessories, Gaming Apps, Keyboards, Audio, Touchscreen, Console, Presentation, Email, Laptop, Electronics, Stereo and more!

Sample Multimedia Pro Trends

Each Multimedia PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online multimedia articles, videos and images. Examples:

Augmented Reality Augmented reality combines reality and virtuality, offering a new way to imagine Implications - Bridging the gap between virtual reality and reality, augmented reality intensifies what is already in existence to create a unique combination of real and virtual. It allows for interactivity through digital means, augmenting real-world elements but not going as far as to make the new reality impossible. Thus, augmented reality allows users to imagine an "enhanced" world that could also be very well within reach.
Augmented Reality
Augmented reality combines reality and virtuality, offering a new way to imagine
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Holographic Reality Projected images bring an otherworldly experience that 3D can't Implications - Why stop at 3D innovation when you could go one step further? Holograms surpass the "reality" of 3D, instead bringing the user to a completely different world that plays on futurism, fantasy and science fiction. Hi-tech gadgets that actually contain functioning holographic qualities are one way to appeal to the most future-focused of today's consumers.
Holographic Reality
Projected images bring an otherworldly experience that 3D can't
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Survivalist Culture Fear of the “apocalypse” has consumers preparing for the worst Implications - The resurgence of zombies in pop culture is undeniable, with zombie books, movies, TV shows and video games flooding the market. Associated with the “end of the world,” zombies strike a natural fear of preservation in humans, which, combined with recent talks of an impending apocalypse, has sparked a new kind of survivalist mentality. While survivalists of the past may have worried about natural disasters or other types of societal collapse (resource shortages), a new survivalist culture is coming to the fore armed with zombie survival kits, disaster-ready shelter and unparalleled knowledge about the possibility of apocalypse.
Survivalist Culture
Fear of the “apocalypse” has consumers preparing for the worst
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Audioscopic Pervasion of musical technology Implications - For Generation X and Y, and millions of others around the world, music is a part of daily life--if not a necessity. The result is an increase in products built with audio capability, regardless of their primary function. While sound systems become more sleek and complex in design, everything from clothes to furniture becomes increasingly incorporated with docking systems and musical technology.
Audioscopic
Pervasion of musical technology
11 Examples + Score + Implications


3D Home Entertainment 3D technologies make their way into the palms of consumers Implications - No longer just available in select movie theaters, 3D is penetrating all areas of entertainment. In addition to several 3D media debuts in 2009, the dawn of several next generation 3D entertainment devices at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show shows this immersive technology promises to have mainstream influence.
3D Home Entertainment
3D technologies make their way into the palms of consumers
15 Examples + Score + Implications


En Vogue Electronics The industries of fashion and technology are no longer clear-cut Implications - Fashion designers are no longer just fashion designers, nor are tech brands simply devoted to tech. As more consumers value both beauty and function, fashion and tech are coming together to offer the best of both worlds. From joint partnerships between established tech brands and haute couture houses, to sole ventures into the world of tech by traditional fashion labels, two seemingly different industries are inevitably converging.
En Vogue Electronics
The industries of fashion and technology are no longer clear-cut
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Wearable Display (UPDATE) Hi-tech eyewear innovations provide unprecedented viewing experiences Implications - Earlier this year, Trend Hunter uncovered 'Hands-Free Tech,' innovative eyewear giving consumers extra functionality, whether it's connecting to social media or taking photos. Now, we're seeing even more hi-tech eyewear that provide display and projection features to create a completely enhanced and unprecedented viewing experience. These include everything from virtual reality contact lenses to bluetooth-enabled specs that can display images from your phone or tablet, all of which stand to transform the way today's media is delivered and digested.
Wearable Display (UPDATE)
Hi-tech eyewear innovations provide unprecedented viewing experiences
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Unlimited 3D From sound to swimwear, nothing is left two-dimensional Implications - Entertainment was once the primary engine for 3D technology, beckoning viewers with its promise of extreme, in-depth and in-your-face theatrics. While 3D technology was applied to some industries like printing and computer graphics when it was first conceived, until now, 3D hasn’t taken shape in very many other product categories. Now you will find 3D elements in everything from tourism to tattoos, and industries from fashion to sports are getting in on the action, hoping to help quench the consumer thirst for high-impact experiences.
Unlimited 3D
From sound to swimwear, nothing is left two-dimensional
9 Examples + Score + Implications


Interactive Viewing Social media-connected programs integrate interactivity with entertainment Implications - More TV programs are combining social networking with entertainment, allowing consumers to watch programs “with” as many friends (and strangers) as they choose. As interactivity and social connectivity become essential to everyday living, the ability to share real-time opinions and comments with peers during a TV show or live event will become a valuable, and maybe necessary, addition to the enjoyment of entertainment.
Interactive Viewing
Social media-connected programs integrate interactivity with entertainment
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Universal Gadgets Smartphones and controllers made for lazy living Implications - In the movie “Click” Adam Sandler’s character finds a special universal remote that controls everything and anything; as outrageous as the idea may seem, we may be closer to this reality than we think. Some smartphones are being equipped with the ability to control TVs and stereos, while remotes are becoming steadily more “universal”—some concepts are even designed to control your air conditioner and light fixtures. Convenience is an important consideration for today’s consumers and these universal gadgets definitely serve this need.
Universal Gadgets
Smartphones and controllers made for lazy living
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Immersive Surround Sound Innovative audio systems provide augmented music experiences Implications - With technology, music has become a portable part of everyday life, and now consumers have the ability to create enhanced music experiences wherever they go. It doesn't matter if your'e riding a bike or kicking back on the sofa, there's an innovative stereo system that will ensure you always have your favorite tunes playing. From hidden sound systems to wearable speakers, the number of audio-producing creations abound, demonstrating that almost anything can produce a beat.
Immersive Surround Sound
Innovative audio systems provide augmented music experiences
10 Examples + Score + Implications


Blockbuster Engagements Movies and films inspire dramatic real-life proposals Implications - Through the influence of pop culture, individuals are getting dramatically more creative with their ideas on how to “pop the question.” By incorporating movielike scenes and concepts into their proposals, they are in effect setting the bar higher and higher when it comes to unique engagements, showing the effects media has on a viewing audience.
Blockbuster Engagements
Movies and films inspire dramatic real-life proposals
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 35 more Multimedia PRO Trends and 205 examples!



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