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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.

Sony unlocks the 4K potential of the PXW-X70

Published in Production

Alongside a brace of upgrades for the PXW-X70 and PXW-X200 camcorders, a forthcoming firmware update from Sony will add the ability to purchase a 4K license for the increasingly popular X70.

Atomos adds DNxHR 4K recording to the Shogun

Published in Production

Looks like there’s a new firmware update to the Atomos Shogun coming at the end of the month which, amongst other things, will add Avid DNxHR 4K recording, playback, play-out and editing.

G-Technology launches new storage

Published in Production

Rumours of quite a few new products debuting at London’s BVE Expo seem to be bearing fruit, with some of the first new kit to break cover coming from storage specialist G-Technology.

Sony keeps tape alive for 8 more years

Published in Production

Anyone still using ½-inch format equipment will be happy to know that Sony has strengthened its VTR refurbishment programme. So, while it will stop selling the kit next year, video tape recorders, cameras and players will still be serviced by the company until March 2023.

Astonishing hyperlapse film of Dubai

Published in Post & VFX

Timelapse specialist Rob Whitworth has taken the hyperlapse shot to the next level with his latest video short, Dubai FlowMotion.

Blackmagic releases Ultra HD version of Intensity Pro

Published in Production

Thinking about a 4K monitor? Blackmagic Design has upped the spec of its broadcast standard consumer video capture and playback PCIe card to encompass Ultra HD up to 2160p30 via HDMI.

New FAA rules to make filming with drones much easier

Published in Production

While the oft-touted future of Amazon delivery drones flitting across the skies just took a significant knock, for those who want to use drones to shoot video everything has taken a turn for the better with the United States Federal Aviation Administration latest proposed set of rules covering the operation of UAVs.

In a fairly audacious move, rather than waiting to circulate his plans over the future of net neutrality to members of the FCC in the USA, Commission Chairman, Tom Wheeler, has given a statement outlining them to Wired. And, as the destination indicates, supporters of net neutrality have reason to be delighted.

Home-brew VFX with household objects

Published in Post & VFX

If you haven’t come across Joe Schenkenberg (better known as Joey Shanks) and his PBS Digital Studios show Shanks FX, it’s perhaps time you did as it is a fairly awesome How To mix of home-brew practical effects using household items and digital refinement.

Panasonic provides big camera updates

Published in Production

According to Panasonic, its latest update to the GH4 and YAGHE camera firmware is not only to improve compatibility of the two AG models with the Atomos Shogun recorder which records UHD via HDMI at 10-bit 4:2:2, but it also lets the two units output 25p and 30p while filming in Full HD.

Avid lets you have Pro Tools…for free

Published in Audio

Newly Nasdaq relisted Avid has announced Pro Tools | First, a free version of the music creation software that is such a mainstay of the modern music industry.

Drones loom large over NAB

Published in Business

As well as drone shots being seemingly obligatory in every recently commissioned documentary nowadays, their ascendency has been underlined by the confirmation of a special Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion at this year’s NAB.

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