Andy Stout

Andy Stout

Andy 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.

Revealed only a couple of weeks after the new phone’s launch, the Pixel Visual Core inside Google’s new phone is dedicated on-board machine learning hardware for taking HDR+ pictures.

Intel has spent three years developing the new Nervana Neural Network Processor and says that it will accelerate deep learning training models by an impressive degree.

DJI’s purchase of Hasselblad earlier this year was an indication that it was as serious about the optical side of its business as about its aerial platforms and the new 6K $2700 Zenmuse X7 is proof.

One giant leap for hard disk capacity

Published in Technology & Computing

For many years it seemed like the increase in size of desktop HDDs had stalled as people turned to cloud-based services. Two new 12TB drives from Seagate and Western Digital though have reversed the trend.

Using AR to block out shots

Published in Production

Augmented Reality can often seem like a technology in search of an application, but with tools like Blocker finally being released it's all starting to make a bit more sense.

Google's October 4th hardware event can be easily read as an attempt to out-Apple Apple, but the company isn't just chasing after the iPhone market with its new Pixel 2 smartphone, it's also setting its sights on Amazon and a whole lot of other companies in the hardware space.

RED 8K India footage looks amazing in this Jeep advert

Published in Production

DP Mark Toia has been showcasing the visual versatility of the RED 8K sensor once more, this time on a sumptuous looking commercial for Jeep India.

First footage from the new Sony CineAlta VENICE

Published in Production

'The Departure' shot by Emmy-nominated Ed Wild B.S.C, gives us the first intriguing glimpse of the picture capabilities of the new Sony VENICE.

RØDE goes wireless for vocal performance

Published in Audio

RedShark at IBC 2017: Australian mic specialist RØDE’s latest release is the RØDELink Performer Kit, a mic which expands its wireless digital audio line-up to include the presentation market.

Sony brings 273-point AF to camcorder level

Published in Production

4K HDR is becoming such a standard that it has almost been added as an afterthought to the announcement of Sony's three latest new camcorders with the main headline being the inclusion of the company's ground-breaking Fast Hybrid AF system.

HP’s new HP Z8 G4 workstation promises the ability to edit 8K in realtime and heads a trio of new desktop machines with some serious grunt.

An announcement from RED that it has made a strategic partnership with new start-up Leia Inc gives us a glimpse into the holographic display technology that will power its Hydrogen smartphone.

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