Andy has spent nearly two decades writing about the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He lives in the middle of the English countryside, where he dreams of rolling all his hobbies of cycling, drumming, playing cricket, watching rugby, listening to prog and reading sci-fi into one, potentially rather dangerous, activity.Website URL:
The Guinness World Record title for the Largest High Definition Video Wall is now held by the 60m wide and 15m high screen at the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre in Singapore. Called The Big Picture, its overall pixel dimensions are a stunning 96,000 x 23,760. That’s over 250x 4K resolution.
The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft team has finally released its astonishing and much anticipated photo mosaic of the ‘Day The Earth Smiled’ event, stitching together 141 wide-angled images of the planet to produce this natural colour picture, with the Earth a tiny blue speck in the distance.
On July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong descended the steps of the Lunar Lander and became the first man ever to walk on the surface of the moon. What few people realise though is that the grainy, ghostlike images we all associate with that event were not the best quality ones recorded and that the tapes of that original footage have all disappeared
Once a year, TV executives the world over gather in Cannes to sell programmes to each other at MIPCom. As a show, it was always been far more about Champagne, oysters and the French Riviera than it has about broadcast technology, but that was before the world’s broadcasters realised they were sitting on SD libraries in an increasingly HD and now 4K world.