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.
Audio is a huge part of our business and, as with film and video, people working in the industry tend to get as much out of consuming it as they do producing it. We are knowledgeable and demanding consumers, which is exactly why we are kicking off the first in an occasional series looking at decent hi-fi components with an examination of the Leema Acoustics Elements Integrated Amplifier.
The statement by Olympic Broadcast Services’ Yiannis Exarchos that the organisation will not be providing a 4K feed from the Rio Olympics next year has taken a lot of people by surprise, and even caused some to question the whole shift towards 4K. Andy Stout explains why it’s really not that important.
One of the highlights of the Broadcast Video Expo in London was the news that leading UK reseller Holdan has launched an off-the-shelf three camera 4K studio set-up based around Blackmagic kit for an astonishingly meagre £20,000 ($30,800).
Lytro’s 2012 Light Field camera might have been revolutionary, allowing users to perform such miracles as refocussing a picture after it was taken, but the boxy unit didn’t take in the marketplace and now the company is restructuring and refocussing — ahem — on video.