Andy Stout, European Editor

Andy Stout, European Editor

Andy is European Editor of RedShark. He has spent over two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

The Apple Automobile is go — perhaps

Published in Technology & Computing

I like driving in iCar: Apple has finally confirmed long-standing industry speculation that it is investing in autonomous vehicles, but does that mean hardware or software?

YouTube intros 4K live streaming

Published in Technology & Computing

Not long after introducing HDR support, under a month in fact, viewers of today’s Game Awards can help make online history by watching the first content live streamed on YouTube in 4K.

Well, it’s still two years away, but engineers have now finished assembling the optical components of the giant telescope that will build on the work of Hubble and be launched on a European Ariane rocket from French Guiana in two years time. Its mirror alone is fascinating.

VR: the next five years according to Oculus

Published in VR & AR

2016 has been the year that VR has arrived as a genuine mass market proposition, and while we wait to see what the volume of headset sales is this holiday season, Oculus Chief Scientist, Michael Abrash, has been mapping out the future of the technology.

Now *that* is what we call a large format camera

Published in Production

We first came across photographer Kurt Moser’s audacious plan to convert a Russian military truck into a giant camera on Kickstarter a few weeks back, and we are delighted to report the project has now been funded.

The most analogue Apple yet

Published in Technology & Computing

Apple’s latest is a book, but not just any old book: “Designed by Apple in California” chronicles 20 years of Apple design, the material and the techniques used, from the seminal 1998 iMac up to last year’s Apple Pencil.

Karma come down: All you have to do is search for GoPro Karma Crash on YouTube and you will find a growing number of videos from people whose craft has turned turtle at several hundred feet and dropped to the ground.

The fallout from Apple’s new MacBook Pro launch continued over the weekend, with ructions about pricing, dismay (at least in some quarters) about the dropping of its iconic powering-up chime, and the realisation that it has the ability to power a lot of screens.

The actual cost of your iPhone camera

Published in Technology & Computing

Mark ups on goods are nothing new, especially when it comes to iDevices, but even we were surprised when a teardown of the iPhone 7 revealed how cheap its camera components are.

Danny MacAskill’s latest stunning MTB video

Published in Production

Legendary mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill has a brand new video up on YouTube: a beautifully shot collection of outrageous stunt riding shot in the ridiculously picturesque landscapes around Edinburgh in Scotland.

Many cameras and smartphones have been recalled over the years, not just for over-active batteries, but Samsung’s mishandling of the latter stages of its Galaxy Note 7 recall will probably go down in history as one of the most damaging recalls yet seen.

BBC experiments with holographic TV

Published in Technology & Computing

*Now* we’re living in the future. Holographic TV has been a mainstay of science fiction for years to such as extent that even the BBC can’t resist namechecking the Princess Leia hologram from Star Wars: A New Hope when it talks about it. Science fiction though has a way of becoming science reality.

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