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.

Netflix’ own speed test website is fascinating

Published in IP Video

One of the main reasons people want a fast internet connection is to be able to download and stream video content. Measuring their speed from Netflix’ own servers is, therefore, a bit of a draw.

GoPro goes 360 with Omni rig

Published in VR & AR

As predicted, VR has been at the forefront of many discussions at NAB. While YouTube’s introduction of live-streaming 360º video has generated many headlines, on the capture front GoPro is leading the way with its new Omni rig.

Canon reveals new camera and lens in advance of NAB

Published in Production

Canon kicks off its NAB 2016 campaign with the launch of a new camera, a new lens, and firmware updates for an impressive range of products.

8K is already out and about in the real world

Published in Production

As the industry limbers up for NAB and starts seriously thinking ahead to an 8K future, it’s worth remembering that, in Japan at least, it’s already here.

Not only has Blackmagic Design announced that the long-awaited URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera are shipping with immediate effect, but, perhaps more significantly, that their spec has been changed and  global shutter has been ditched.

Vapourware, announced products that then fail to materialise or have release dates that slip and slip and slip, has a long and ignoble history in the software industry. It now seems though that it is endemic amongst camera manufacturers too and, Andy Stout reckons, this is not healthy.

Is this the future of corporate video?

Published in Post & VFX

From locked off shots of sweating CEOs nervously babbling marketing woo woo, to slick presentations marrying CG with genuine filmmaking chops, the corporate video is changing if you have the budget for it.

The BBC’s Planet Earth was one of the most influential programmes in the history of television and was a huge influence on the uptake of HD sets and services when it first transmitted in 2006. Can the sequel have the same effect with 4K?

It’s been a typically busy first day and weekend of press conferences at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Andy Stout reports.

4K HDR sets to be surprisingly 'affordable'

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Affordable is, of course, a relative term here, but if the announced price of the new 4K HDR Sony Bravia sets is anything to go by, they could end up mass market rather quickly.

How long do you want to keep your data safe and secure? How does 13.8 billion years sound?

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.

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