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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.

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The new Firmware v3.10.100 for the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q does the classic update job of adding features, improving current functions and fixing some previous issues.

Canon releases next gen of Cinema EOS

Published in Production

Billed as a comprehensively upgraded package, the Canon EOS C100 Mark II adds some interesting features over and above its predecessor, most notably ramped up image quality and built in Wi-Fi.

In a heroic feat of dark data analysis, two climate scientists from the University of Colorado have rescued 50-year-old images from Nasa's Nimbus 1 satellite, the first ever Earth observation mission.

Panasonic adds 4K photo capture to GH4

Published in Technology & Computing

A new firmware update for Panasonic’s Lumix GH4 and FZ1000 cameras will add a rather useful new 4K photo capture mode to the units.

How to sell 4K to the consumer

Published in Business

Expensive TV sets don’t just sell themselves. Indeed, US-based trade body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has created a guide for retailers to help explain 4K UHD technology to consumers as part of a push to ramp up spending ahead of the holiday season.

 There was a lot of news at IBC2014, particularly on the camera and camera accessory front, and we published a lot of stories as a result (with more still in the pipeline). Here, in case you’ve missed any of our coverage, are the highlights so far (with added Photokina).

4K Ready? 4K Now! One of the things that was most noticeable about IBC2014 was that 4K is now very much a part of the mainstream. That’s not to say there wasn’t still room for debate, though.

Atomos enters battery market with Power Station

Published in Production

Power to the people: Atomos bills its latest accessory as meaning that cameramen will never be left without power in the field, powering multiple devices and giving endless hot swapping of commodity camera batteries.

Sony adds Super35 CMOS sensor to 4K XDCAM range

Published in Production

Sony reckons its new ultra-portable PXW-FS7, which is also the first 4K XDCAM camera to feature a Super35 CMOS sensor, represents the ultimate choice for single-person operation.

Blu-ray 4K by Christmas 2015

Published in Studio & Broadcast

One of the main stories to emerge from IFA 2014 is that the final specs of the Blu-ray 4K format will be completed by Q3 2015, with the first titles and players hitting the market in the run up to Christmas 2015 soon afterwards.

Skin your Blackmagic Production Camera 4k...with wood

Published in Production

Probably one of our favourite things we saw in the run up to this year’s IBC was this BMPC 4K Modification which converts your Blackmagic Production Camera 4K to an interchangeable mount — including a wooden faceplate.

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