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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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Huge increase in 4K TV sales

Published in Business

With an epidemic of Black Friday sales and the start of the Christmas retail season starting to kick in, the CE industry has already had a significant boost with reports of a 500% increase in 4K set sales amidst a general uptick in units.

500 years, half a millennium ago, Henry VIII sat on the English throne and was still married to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, while Copernicus was busy making his first observations of Saturn. If you want your data to last that long, a Norwegian company is now marketing an archive system that will keep your images preserved five centuries into the future

Planet Earth in glorious 4K

Published in Technology & Computing

Big blue ball. One of the nicest of the recent clutch of high quality space imagery, this Youtube 4K time-lapse of weather systems scudding underneath Russia’s Elektro-L weather satellite is just what your iMac 5K has been waiting for.

DJI preps astounding new drone with 4K camera

Published in Production

Expected to ship in mid-December with a $2900 price tag, DJI’s latest drone, the Inspire 1, raises the mid-range UAV bar impressively, boasting a 4K camera, 720p HD streaming and an optional dual-operator control; one for flying, one for controlling the camera.

Atomos 4K Shogun now shipping

Published in Production

Enter the Shogun: Announced to great fanfare at NAB earlier this year and shown in production ready form at IBC, the Atomos Shogun 4K recorder has now completed its first production run and is shipping.

Astounding time-lapse space video — and how to make one

Published in Post & VFX

Probably one of the best ISS montages yet produced, Guillaume Juin’s time-lapse video of Earth and the ISS assembled from NASA footage is a majestic and awe-inspiring piece of work. This is how he did it.

Here's how Open Source cameras could work in the real world

Published in Business

London-based Rogue Element grabbed some headlines recently with its announcement that it was going to offer AXIOM Beta cameras for hire next year. But that is only the start of a planned Open Source strategy that holds out the promise of a genuinely different way of working.

YouTube rolls out 60fps support

Published in Technology & Computing

Earlier this year YouTube announced a raft of new features, including crowd funding, crowd sourced subtitles and 60fps support, and the latter has now arrived. How does it look? Rather magnificent.

Sponsored article: As anyone that’s ever tried to use a monitor over 27-inches will know, that extra screen real estate comes at the cost of lots of neck craning and subtle shifting of your position. LG’s elegant new 34-once 21:9 QHD display though seeks to change that by adding a curved screen into the mix.

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.

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