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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.

Opinion: Virtual Reality is a sideshow to the main event

Published in VR & AR

Having been a skeptic all through the stereo 3D years, Andy Stout sees no reason to chance his stance when it comes to Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality on the other hand…

Astonishing zoom on the moon…with a $600 camera

Published in Production

We know that consumer cameras are getting more capable with every generation, but the video of this zoom still took our breath away.

Amazon Prime first to stream HDR video content

Published in Post & VFX

It’s something of a limited launch: one series in one country on one make of television, but it’s still a launch. HDR is coming, albeit slowly, and it's coming first to Amazon Prime.

As you know, we do enjoy a bit of space-related eye-candy here at RedShark, but NASA (and others) have just raised the bar impressively with the introduction of 4K imagery.

Two very different genre shows, HBO’s Game of Thrones which finished last night and the BBC’s ongoing Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, have convinced us that we are in a new era of television special effects and that TV can now do (nearly) everything that film can.

8K playback comes to YouTube

Published in Production

As we posted on Facebook yesterday, Ghost Towns in 8K, a film by Luke and Marika Neumann, has become the first public film that anyone knows about to be uploaded and publicly available in 8K on YouTube.

There's no doubt that a rise in video ubiquity is having an impact on the stills market. But while the choice between video and stills is often now just a change of setting on high-end DSLRs, when it comes to the practicalities of switching there are some things that photographers need to bear in mind.

The European soccer season climaxes on Saturday with the UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona in Berlin’s Olympiastadion, and Sony plans to capture it in 4K with the HDC-4300 taking a major role in the production.

One port to rule them all. Intel chose Computex 2015 to unveil Thunderbolt 3 and an extremely significant change of connector from Mini DisplayPort to USB Type-C.

Want to know how much you should be earning?

Published in Business

The UK’s industry training body, Creative Skillset, has released its latest Creative Media Workforce Survey which details how much is earned by who at all levels of the industry. It’s not particularly happy reading, especially if you work in film. And freelance. Or you’re a woman.

News that YouTube now supports live 1080p60 got us thinking: given the choice would you choose more detail or a smoother picture?

The rise of Periscope and Meerkat has been one of the most significant stories for the tech industry this year, but alongside their already fearsome reputation in online piracy we reckon they have an important role to play for film makers too.

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