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.

Can Sky Q save the traditional broadcast industry?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

It’s powerful, it’s technically advanced, and it could possibly even be introducing 4K by satellite by the end of the year. Say hello to Sky Q: the future of TV…at a price.

Why conspiracy theories rarely work out

Published in Technology & Computing

AKA: Yes, we did land on the Moon. It’s often been said that the problem with keeping conspiracies under wraps lies with the amount of people that would have to be involved, and now there’s a mathematical formula that describes it.

Stranding Matt Damon on Mars

Published in Post & VFX

MPC delivered 425 shots for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which is one of the leading contenders for a VFX Oscar — hell, for an Oscar period as well — at the ceremony at the end of February. This showreel illustrates why.

The sensible conclusion that many people reached after CES was that you would not want to buy a television set that was anything but HDR 4K. Latest figures show that it’s going to be a long time before broadband speeds can deliver that content, however.

This is how good Canon’s low light camera is

Published in Production

If you wanted an illustration of exactly how good Canon’s 4 million ISO ME2OF-SH camera is, this still from the BBC’s Stargazing Live was recorded in a muddy, dark field and broadcast live last night.

 Latest figures from the UK reveal that some people are still stubbornly continuing to watch current television on their old black & white TV sets.

Netflix lowers resolution to improve quality

Published in Technology & Computing

It is one of those counter-intuitive sounding things, but Netflix has a new plan for making sure that its video content hits your monitor in the best condition possible, even if that means lower resolution.

IP production is coming…and faster than you may think

Published in Production

An interesting week for the future of using IP production tools, with on one hand a powerful new manufacturer alliance forming and on the other a survey saying that implementation is already happening in the here and now.

Remember the long-rumoured Apple television set? According to reports, it looks like Cupertino’s equally long-rumoured live TV streaming service is heading towards the same vapourware graveyard.

How real life can trump VFX - even in space

Published in Technology & Computing

As regular RedShark readers will know, space footage is often jaw-droppingly fantastic, but this video is even more so than most because of the way it's composed.

Why is LiFi suddenly in the news?

Published in Technology & Computing

Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology could soon be transferring data round your home at impressive speeds - all via your light bulbs. But why are we talking about it now?

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.

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