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PROMOTION VIDEO PART Tiantian Wang & Chi Lee




Paper Tape Punched tape or perforated paper tape is similar to punch cards, paper tape contained patterns of holes to represent recorded data. But unlike its rigid counterpart, rolls of paper tape could feed much more data in one continuous stream, and it was incredibly cheap to boot. The same couldn't be said for the hardware involved. In 1966, HP introduced the 2753A Tape Punch, which boasted a blistering fast tape punch speed of 120 characters per second and sold for $4,150.


IBM Punch Card (1937) In 1881, Herman Hollerith, who would later form IBM, designed a paper punch machine to tabulate census data. It had taken the U.S. Census Bureau eight years to complete the 1880 census, but thanks to Hollerith's invention, that time was reduced to just one year. By 1937, IBM was processing up to 10 million punch cards each day. The paper-based storage medium remained prominent up until the 1970s before giving way to magnetic tape.

Audio Cassette Tape Long before flash-based MP3 players and CDs ever existed, music buffs carried around their tunes on compact cassette tapes. It was Philips who introduced the medium first to Europe in 1963 and then to the U.S. one year later initially as a means for portable dictation. Not until the audio quality of music players improved did cassettes become popular for listening to music. Cassettes were an inexpensive storage medium for home PCs starting in the 1970s. A standard 90-minute cassette could store roughly 700KB of data per side, taking center stage on computers like the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, TRS80, and others.

8" Floppy Disk The floppy disk although not in 8“form is still used today. The evolution of the floppy disk starts with the IBM 23FD introduced in 1971. These old-school floppies were little more than a circular magnetic film protected by a flexible plastic jacket, hence the term 'floppy.' At first a readonly medium in the aforementioned 23FD, later versions would add write-capability as well as increase the original's scant 80KB capacity by more than six times.

IBM Magnetic Tape In the 1950s, IBM magnetic tape helped shape the computer and recording industry. Magnetic tape also changed the computing landscape by making long-term storage of vasts amount of data possible. A single reel of the oxide coated half-inch tape could store as much information as 10,000 punch cards, and most commonly came in lengths measuring anywhere from 2400 to 4800 feet. The long length presented plenty of opportunities for tears and breaks, so in 1952, IBM devised bulky floor standing drives that made use of vacuum columns to buffer the nickel-plated bronze tape. This helped prevent the media from ripping as it sped and up and slowed down.

5.25" Floppy Disk In 1976, computer company Wang Laboratories encouraged the development of smaller floppies, saying that the then current 8-inch disks were simply too large and unwieldy for home PCs. Shugart Associates responded by shrinking the format down to a more manageable 5.25 inches. The new size proved to be a hit, and by 1978, about a dozen manufacturers had begun developing 1.2MB 5.25-inch floppy drives. At its peak, Shugart Associates produced 4,000 floppy drives per day. Fun fact: Both LucasArt's original Maniac Mansion and Sierra's Leisure Suit Larry 1shipped on two 5.25-inch floppies.

Compact Disc Computer optical discs got off to a somewhat slow start. CDs first saw action as strictly a digital audio medium in 1982, but it didn't take long to see the potential for the PC. A few years later, the CDROM was born. However, early CD -ROM drives were slow, ultra expensive, and limited in media, making them more of a novelty than anything else. Helped in large part by the graphic adventure Myst, which arguably ushered in the era of CD gaming, CD-ROM drives became commonplace in the 1990s. Not long after, the rewritable CD-RW format came into being in 1997, offering 450 times the storage capacity than a typical floppy.

3.5" Floppy Disk Size was only one of the problems plaguing floppy disks, even after shrinking down to 5.25 inches. It didn't take much to accidentally damage the flimsy protective jacket, and leaving the actual disk surface exposed to the elements made it easy for dirt, grime to gum up the actual media. Several smaller formats were developed, but it was Sony's 3.5inch floppy that won the approval of the Microfloppy Industry Committee in 1982. It had a hard plastic shell and a sliding metal cover to protect the magnetic media from debris.

Zip Drive By the mid-90s, the 1.44MB floppy had become ubiquitous with new PCs, but its low capacity made it ill suited for larger backups. Iomega in 1994 introduced its Zip Drive. Superior to 1.44MB floppies in nearly every way, Zip disks touted a higher quality magnetic coating making it possible to use a smaller read/write head. Combined with a variable amount of sectors per track, Zip disks touted 100MB of data storage, or the equivalent of nearly 70 floppy disks, and a 1MB/s transfer rate that was twice as zippy as a floppy. Capacity would later balloon to 250MB and then 750MB.

Jaz Drive Unlike the Zip drive, Iomega's Jaz drive, which first appeared on the scene in 1995, has more in common with a hard disk drive than it does with floppy media. Offering 1GB of storage from the outset (and later 2GB), Jaz drives used hard, nonflexible film magnetic platters spinning at nearly 5400RPM. Even the load/unloading scheme was similar to a traditional hard drive. But the Jaz Drive had a tendency to fail, a high cost-per-gigabyte ratio, and the need to keep the drive laying flat with a SCSI interface.

USB Flash Drive Arguably the most significant storage innovation since the 1.44MB floppy disk, the advent of USB flash drives in 2000 signaled the eventual end of the road for floppies. It wasn't the 8MB capacity at debut that won over power users, but the ability to boot from a USB key and, even more importantly, update a motherboard's BIOS. Vista holdouts still running XP with a RAID array are one of the few who still rely on a floppy drive, but it's far more common today to spot a modern build without a FDD installed, and it's all because of the USB flash drive.

ORINGINAL IDEAL The oringinal ideal was combining the data storage and Aegis’s history together. How this technology benefits people’s life and Aegis can do better. For Aegis’s mission, we focus on both sides of Aegis, which means shield, and another side is humanity. The meanings of Aegis are defiance form outside and get support from inside. Plan: 4 weeks. One week is for researching. The second week is for sketching the film. The third week is for shooting, and the last week for editing the film. The outcome: promotion video, story board.

The structure of oringinal story

the 1st storyboard



the 2nd storyboard

the 4th storyboard by Su

the 3rd storyboard


the 5th storyboard


PROMOTION VIDEO The full video website

It a wonderful experience to work with our team. Everyone all work very hard and use their own skill to make this project perfect. I think this animation can perfectly explain the benefit of using Aegis to save company’s data and the Aegis meaning for.

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