Eighteen Billion | Number of videos streamed online in 2005. There were 9 billion in 2004 and 285 million in 1998.
"If you can impose digital cinema and all its benefits, and attract 5% more customers to fill some of those empty seats, that's a $3 billion to $4 billion opportunity." —Bud Mayo, president of AccessIT
50+ | Percentage of films submitted to Sundance that are shot in digital
97 | Number of digital-cinema releases in the world in 2005, of which 87 were first-run titles
21% | Share of the studios' combined film slate now being released digitally in the United States
www.youtube.com | Visits to YouTube rose 170% from November 2005 to February 2006.
$585,000 | Cost of a high-definition video camera in 1984 (in 2006 dollars) Cost today for the equivalent: under $6,000
4 million | Number of U.S. households that now use digital video cameras and editing software monthly 750,000 | Number per week
In 2005, box-office revenue fell 5.2% from $9.5 billion to $9 billion.
A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2006 issue of Fast Company magazine.