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.

Sky’s new box changes the consumer game

Published in Studio & Broadcast

UK broadcaster Sky’s new set-top box, Sky Q, shows that Apple TV isn’t going to have it all its own way in the battle for the HDMI 1 slot.

Control your camera from your smartphone

Published in Production

As we’ve said before, we tend to give Kickstarter projects a wide berth. But when a project is a) already funded and b) awesome we tend to pay attention. And that’s just the case with Pulse.

Canon’s two new camcorders point to the HDR future

Published in Production

The new Canon XA35 and XA30 are both aimed firmly at the prosumer market and, interestingly, are also considerably ramping up the dynamic range options available in this segment.

Sony’s newly announced PXW-X400 is not just a new XDCAM shoulder camcorder for ENG work, it’s designed to sit differently on the shoulder.

New Star Trek series shows how industry is changing

Published in Business

CBS Television Studios announced yesterday it will launch a totally new Star Trek television series in January 2017, but only one episode will actually air on the network.

For such a speciality camera, it’s fair enough to say that interest around the 4 million ISO Canon ME20F-SH has been fairly phenomenal. Now it’s had an equally spectacular price cut too.

Amazon’s Snowball looks to solve the storage problem

Published in Production

We had a strong response to our article asking how filmmakers can deal with growing amounts of data and it looks like Amazon Web Services has come up with an answer to at least part of the problem: physically carry it to the cloud.

Recently, I had to buy a new toaster. You would think this was a simple process: it’s not. And the problems I encountered along the way tell us a lot about what is wrong with buying technology today.

HDR is approaching serious mass market take-off

Published in Business

Two recent announcements — Rogers in Canada planning live baseball in HDR and Dolby inking a deal with MStar to put its Vision system on a chip — show that the momentum behind HDR is starting to accelerate.

What Hubble did next: Jupiter in 4K

Published in Technology & Computing

The image of Jupiter above was not taken by a probe, but by the Hubble Space telescope in orbit around the Earth over half a billion kilometres away. And that means some glorious 4K footage.

Cupertino has updated its iMac range, not only bringing in a new Retina 4K 21in model but making the Retina 5K display standard across its 27in units, bumping the panels up to DCI-P3 colour space, and adding some nice new hardware upgrades to the machines too.

Roku 4 brings 4K streaming for $129 into your living room

Published in Business

With the imminently released fourth gen Apple TV deciding to eschew 4K compatibility, erstwhile rival Roku is making a play for the resolution high ground with the new 4K-capable Roku 4.

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