This is a business question.
Has anyone done a market analysis for a digitizer? Or seen one done by anyone else?
By market analysis I mean any of the following
- calculating an estimate for the total amount of film waiting out there to be to be digitized,
- estimating how many of the professional digitizers have been sold,
- define the various market segments (home, library, documentary, etc) and their willingness to pay,
- figure out how many digitizing shops already exist and how much business they do each year (and the trends year-over-year)?
This is not directly related to creating a digitizer, however it impacts the attractiveness of putting effort into creating a reasonably reliable machine. The Wolverine digitizer creators figured out an acceptable quality level for the 8/S8 market, and also figured out a way to prototype and market test (W vs W Pro) their product.