Andy Stout, European Editor

Andy Stout, European Editor

Andy is European Editor of RedShark. He has spent nearly 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.

Anyone who has ever nosed around the subject of astrophotography will be familiar with the facts that it’s both rather complex and potentially extremely expensive: the sort of hobby that can expand to fill your bank balance and then eat your overdraft quite easily. That could all change though with the $449 Tiny1.

Sky to launch 4K satellite service in UK on August 13

Published in Business

Those extra transponders in UK broadcaster Sky’s latest SkyQ set-top box look set to be put to good use from August 13 as it launches its new Ultra HD service to coincide with the start of the new English Premier League season.

Good news and bad news from Light camera

Published in Production

If you were one of the people expecting to receive a Light L16 this year, we’re afraid your pre-order has been put back to ‘Early 2017’. The good news though is that the spec of the L16 has been beefed up at the same time and Google has come onboard as an investor.

The Unity game engine has proved capable of some amazing visuals in the past, but nothing has quite prepared us for the realtime rendering it’s pulled off in the short film Adam, powered by nothing more than a GeForce GTX980 graphics card.

As rather thoroughly leaked online in the hours running up to the event, top end camera manufacturer Hasselblad has launched what it calls the worlds’ first mirrorless medium format camera.

This weekend, Episode 6.09 of Game of Thrones redefined both the concept of event television and what you can do on the small screen. Spoilers ahead. And violence.

Microsoft unveiled not one, but two future consoles, Playstation confirmed an October 13 launch date for Playstation VR and teased its Neo 4K Playstation, and Nintendo, once more, goes its own sweet way.

The BBC Micro might not mean much to readers outside the UK, but over 1.5m copies of this education-oriented computer were sold in the 1980s — and now there is a successor.

Is the future of the lens flat?

Published in Technology & Computing

A new report in the journal Science points the way to a new lens of the future that could revolutionise optics entirely.

Drone-Be-Gone! A new risk for drone flyers might just be about to make its slightly unwelcome mark.

As the world’s broadcasters gear up for their biggest event on the four-yearly calendar, are we witnessing the start of the next technological cycle that ends up with 8K in the world’s living rooms?

Netflix’ own speed test website is fascinating

Published in IP Video

One of the main reasons people want a fast internet connection is to be able to download and stream video content. Measuring their speed from Netflix’ own servers is, therefore, a bit of a draw.

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