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Andy Stout, European Editor

Andy Stout, European Editor

Andy is European 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. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

BBC experiments with holographic TV

Published in Technology & Computing

*Now* we’re living in the future. Holographic TV has been a mainstay of science fiction for years to such as extent that even the BBC can’t resist namechecking the Princess Leia hologram from Star Wars: A New Hope when it talks about it. Science fiction though has a way of becoming science reality.

Olympus jumps in to 4K arena with flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Published in Production

After a somewhat quiet IBC2016 we’re still catching our breath from Photokina, and only now digesting the fact that Olympus has decided to enter the 4K race with its new flagship mirrorless camera.

The Apple Upgrade Program is now rolling out in the UK and China after debuting in the US last year and is the main reason why I’m glaring balefully at the iPhone 6S Plus on my desk.

Canon gets serious about mirrorless with the new EOS M5

Published in Production

Another day, another Canon camera. The company is in a purple patch of releasing new products at the moment and with this one, announced in advance of Photokina next week, it’s finally stepping up to the plate in the mirrorless market.

Atomos adds new features to Shogun Inferno

Published in Production

Atomos’ 4Kp60 HDR Shogun Inferno ships this month and the company has added some new features to the already impressively capable unit. There's a new G-Technology partnership to talk about as well.

Surprise new Varicam from Panasonic: The VariCam Pure

Published in Production

It looks like Panasonic has been working alongside Codex to deliver a totally integrated and smaller VariCam: the RAW-only VariCam Pure.

Amid an impressive spread of new announcements timed for IBC, Canon has revealed details of two new flagship models in the Cinema EOS system – the EOS C700 (EF/PL) and EOS C700 GS PL.

Garmin’s redesigned VIRB raises the ActionCam bar

Published in Production

Like many companies that find themselves suddenly marooned up technological cul-de-sacs, Garmin has been trying to port its navigational expertise into tangental markets, and with the new VIRB it may just have struck gold.

How to take a photo at 130,000mph

Published in Technology & Computing

On Saturday, NASA’s Juno probe made the first of its 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter, passing within approximately 2600 miles of the planet’s swirling cloudscape at a relative speed of 130,000mph. So, how do you take a photo at that speed?

It's official: Canon confirms EOS 5D Mark IV spec

Published in Production

As widely predicted, Canon has released details of its new $3499 / £3399 street price EOS 5D Mark IV canera body, and the official spec sheets tally with what has been leaked so far — in other words, that 4K 30fps MJPEG rumour is true.

GoPro’s new Omni camera starts shipping

Published in VR & AR

GoPro started fulfilling pre-orders for its new Omni camera on Wednesday, and while new orders will have to wait a projected three weeks for the $4000 unit while it catches up with production, it has leavened the delay with a new video showing just what it’s capable of.

10 mics per car: what it takes to record audio for videogames

Published in Audio

We’ve had an exclusive first look at a new case study microphone manufacturer DPA has produced about UK game developer Codemasters' use of their mics. And the attention to detail is astonishing.

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