Andy Stout

Andy Stout

Andy 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 HDR. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

Hasselblad has followed up the Multi-Shot version of its H5D camera a few years ago with a new version of its H6D that will  produce a mammoth 16-bit, 400 megapixel, 23200 x 17400 TIFF file.

The tech wizardry involved in restoring lost television

Published in Post & VFX

It doesn’t matter if you don’t necessairily know the names of the act involved, the BBC’s work in restoring some lost footage of the comedy duo Morecambe & Wise is video science at its most extreme cutting edge.

The 4K spy in the sky

Published in Technology & Computing

It's either a great leap forward that will be an invaluable resource to future generations or the start of a dystopian surveillance nightmare: either way the launch of Earth-i’s prototype satellite promises 4K footage from space.

Kodak rides the blockchain hype wave

Published in Technology & Computing

Eastman Kodak is a name often associated with old technology, but its CES announcement that the 130 year-old company is developing its own cryptocurrency, the KodakCoin, is extremely 2018 in both good and bad ways.

Bad Karma: What next for GoPro?

Published in Production

While previous CES outings have seen GoPo stand unassailable at the top of the POV camera tree, 2018’s show has seen the canning of the Karma drone and the company rumoured to be up for sale. What happens next?

TV screens are always one of the main battlefronts at CES and with rollable screens, 8K OLED displays, and now Samsung’s massive The Wall, it already looks like 2018 is going to be a vintage year for new technology.

AJA goes Thunderbolt 3 with the Io 4K Plus

Published in Post & VFX

AJA has added the Io 4K Plus a Thunderbolt 3 device to its capture and output range, while simultaneously updating the software for its family of KONA and Io products to v14.

How many drivers per speaker do you really need?

Published in Audio

If you’re uber high-end US audio manufacturer McIntosh, you’ll find that 81 is roughly the right number.

New LG monitor displays 98% of DCI-P3

Published in Post & VFX

The first of the CES 2018 stories is upon us with the news that LG is upgrading its monitor line-up to include its new Nano IPS technology. The result is colour and lots of it.

Blue Planet II gets HDR 4K release

Published in Post & VFX

Already a beautifully shot visual feast featuring some genuinely stunning imagery, the BBC is giving its flagship Blue Planet II wildlife documentary series the format it deserves on iPlayer.

How many cameras should you take to Mars?

Published in Technology & Computing

In 2020 NASA is planning to send the aptly-named Curiosity 2020 probe to Mars. In 1997, its Pathfinder probe had five cameras on it: this one will have a grand total of 23.

And you thought cameras could be heavy!

Published in Audio

For those thinking that camera technology can get out of control sometimes, there is always the reassuring world of extreme high-end audio to act as a reference point. The McIntosh MC1.25KW amplifier is a case in point.

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