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.

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.

Sony splits off image sensor business

Published in Business

A corporate restructure at Sony means that its lucrative and successful image sensor business will now have to stand on its own two feet.

Full details of the new RED Raven

Published in Production

After a week of drip-feeding late night information via, RED has finally unveiled the full details of its new Raven camera and aimed it squarely at the sub $10,000 market.

More details emerge about RED Raven

Published in Production

RED has an event scheduled on the calendar for Friday when it will release the full details of the upcoming Raven camera, but that hasn’t stopped CEO Jarred Land spilling the beans in a couple of late night user posts on the RED forum.

First footage from Canon’s 4 million ISO camera

Published in Production

Norway’s Aurora Skycam has become the first company in the world to use the Canon ME20F-SH, capturing some rather stunning footage of the Northern Lights as a result.

4K TV dealers are perhaps about to get their most powerful sales tool yet: an ambient video channel designed to highlight high quality, high beauty images from the space programme. Meanwhile 8K approaches launch.

Sony unveils α7S II - a major upgrade for a major camera

Published in Production

In what is a busy morning for the company, Sony has also taken the wrappers off its α7S II camera and at least some of the rumours that have been swirling round about it are right.

Canon is developing a stunning 30x 4K CMOS sensor

Published in Production

Canon’s new 250 megapixel CMOS sensor is smaller than a 35mm full-frame sensor and allows you to distinguish the lettering on an aeroplane 11 miles (18km) away. The company has some impressive new 4K broadcast lenses in time for IBC too.

Blackmagic releases Fusion 8 public beta

Published in Post & VFX

Nearly a year after it announced that it had bought the eyeon Fusion compositing system at IBC2014, Blackmagic has released the first public beta of the latest version, Fusion 8.

Canon launches stunning new 4K zoom

Published in Production

Canon has a new unit out, the CJ12ex4.3B, a new 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens with the world’s widest focal length, an ultra, ultra wide angle 4.3mm.

We’ve detailed recently the hoops you have to go through to get a professional drone license nowadays, but for those that just want to shoot some video for their own use, DJI has just released the $799 Phantom 3 Standard.

There have been acres of pages written about the significance of Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear cohorts moving from the BBC to Amazon Prime, but we think the most significant change is perhaps buried in the details of a job advert for the new production team. This is truly a tipping point for 4K.

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