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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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Cooke Optics to extend lens range

Published in Production

Cooke Optics is planning to extend its Anamorphic/i lens range, as well as adding new focal lengths to its miniS4/I and 5/i ranges.

Canon looks to highlight 4K

Published in Production

Canon is planning to major on 4K at the upcoming IBC2014, amongst other things highlighting its recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.

8K & Omnicam: more World Cup innovation

Published in Production

The 4K broadcasts from the latter stages of the World Cup in Brazil might have grabbed all the headlines, but Japan’s NHK also oversaw the capture of nine — yes, nine — matches in 8K, while the Final was also captured in 360° panoramic video too.

Testing out the GH4 with the SLR Magic Anamorphot

Published in Production

Diego Contreras is a director based in NYC and he’s just shot a new video to test the Panasonic GH4 in combination with the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x anamorphic lens adapter. The results are getting some pretty positive feedback too.

HDR stills from video

Published in Technology

Currently available as a free beta, HDRinstant allows users to create some fairly decent looking still grabs from video under difficult lighting conditions.

4K TV confirmed as 10bit

Published in Distribution

One of the main organisations that shapes TV standards worldwide, the DVB Steering Board, has confirmed that the HEVC profile for Ultra HD 4K will be 10bit and up to 60fps.

Berlin-based Story House Productions has shot an entire series of travel documentaries in Indochina solely on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

MTF to debut AJA Cion lens adaptors

Published in Production

The world’s first lens adaptors for AJA’s Cion camera have been launched by the UK’s MTF Services.

Shooting with your smartphone? These might help…

Published in Production

Even its adherents would say that the smartphone is not necessarily the best device to capture video on, but Schneider Optics’ iPro ramps up the quality hugely.

It’s here! Atomos ships Ninja Star

Published in Production

Not only has the Atomos Ninja Star completed its first production runs and is being shipped to the reseller channel ready to meet pre-orders, but the company has also launched its new Atomos CFast 1.0 media (64GB and 128GB) to support it.

UHD resolution triumphing over 4K?

Published in Business

According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Specialty Displays Report, global shipments of UHD 3840 x 2160 displays are forecast to grow at 69% through to 2017, while proper 4K 4096 x 2160 displays will only grow at 8%.

Is this the ultimate timelapse movie?

Published in Technology

If you're going to do timelapse photography, you might as well use the best instrument available and chose an interesting subject. How about observing an exploding star through the Hubble Space Telescope over a four year period?

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