Andy Stout

Andy Stout

Andy is Deputy Editor of RedShark. He 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.

An Apple Studios original?

Published in Technology & Computing

Long-standing rumours that Apple is planning to enter the content business itself and go toe-to-toe with the likes of Netflix and Amazon got a big boost following a Wall St Journal article at the end of last week.

If CES 2017 has proved anything this year it is that the momentum towards 8K is starting to really build, with Dell’s frankly jaw-dropping UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor being the latest 8K kit to grab the headlines.

HDMI paves the way towards 8K120 and more

Published in Technology & Computing

Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification has been announced by industry body the HDMI Forum and includes specs for both Dynamic HDR and some impressively higher video resolutions.

Monkey business: Sky viewers in the UK had the chance to see some of the latest natural history work done with Canon’s 4 million ISO ME20F-SH camera over the holidays on ‘Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family’.

Long regarded as the outcast of the musical community because of their sheer, well noise, the motion captured Aerodrum kit could solve drummer’s sociability problems at a stroke.

Audiolab squeezes DAC and amp tech into tiny box

Published in Audio

Audiolab’s M-ONE compact integrated amplifier is the latest addition to the company's M-DAC family.

The planet Jupiter’s magnetosphere is the largest structure in the solar system and, while it might be insubstantial, when you hit it it creates a noise.

I took this picture last month in a large Sainsbury’s on the outskirts of Leicester. Myself and my daughter walked in and there it was: a cardboard tower of vinyl.

Sony reimagines headphones completely - as a torc

Published in Audio

Headphones and headphone audio quality have been a bit of a hot topic of late, but Sony’s complete reimagining of the technology behind them and their method of delivery definitely borders on the outlandish.

The sound at the bottom of the world

Published in Audio

The Challenger Deep is the deepest part of the deepest trench on the planet. It is 10,900m or 6.7 miles deep, pressure is around 16,000PSI, and it is one of the hostile environments known to man. It is also surprisingly loud.

Pink Floyd and the joy of tape loops

Published in Audio

In many respects sampling has made us rather complacent in the way we build up music. As a chance late-night rewatching of The Making of Dark Side of the Moon proves, back in the day creating certain audio effects required serious commitment. Not to mention a mic stand to loop the tape around.

Wharfedale turns Diamonds into Revas

Published in Audio

Wharfedale’s latest speaker range, the Reva, starts from an interesting perspective: take the key design elements from the Diamond 200 Series, raise the target retail price, and what do you end up with?

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