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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.

Red Shark Review: Leema Acoustics Elements Amplifier

Published in Audio

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.

What does Apple have in store for television?

Published in Business

Apple’s history with TV has been slightly fractious. Steve Jobs for one did not really want anything to do with it, but it now looks like it’s making big plans for one of its smaller devices, the Apple TV box.

Atomos releases Avid DNxHR 4K supporting firmware

Published in Production

Slightly later than originally planned, Atomos is releasing its new firmware update for the Shogun that adds Avid DNxHR 4K recording, playback, play-out and editing to an already impressively capable unit.

YouTube rolls out 360 degree videos

Published in Production

Curiosity or the start of the VR revolution? After a false start at the end of last week when it ran into technical problems, YouTube has begun supporting 360 degree video formats in anything up to 4K.

Sony launches memory player for 4K SxS

Published in Production

Dubbed the PMW-PZ1, Sony’s new 4K SxS player features multi-format playback capability for 4K (24p to 60p) as well as supporting a host of formats for HD work.

What does the 2016 Olympics say about 4K?

Published in Business

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.

The Vitec Group has acquired Paralinx, a California-based company known for its ultralight realtime and uncompressed video monitoring systems that has been doing a lot of work both with DoPs on set and with UAVs.

Thumbnail drive: While at $399 it may not be the cheapest way to buy memory, SanDisk’s new 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition crams in an astonishing 200GB of capacity onto a tiny card.

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.

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.

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