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.
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.
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.
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.