Andy Stout

Andy has spent over 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 HDR. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

Posts by: Andy Stout

30 October, 2020

Restoring Morecambe & Wise: The tech wizardry involved in restoring lost television

Replay: It doesn’t matter if you don’t necessarily know the names of the act involved, the BBC’s work in restoring some lost footage of the comedy...

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12 October, 2020

Bored? Why not send your BMPCC and Atomos NinjaStar into space?

(Replay) The earliest space exploration was not done with the aid of rockets but weather balloons carrying instrument packages up high into and then...

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27 September, 2020

This image is black and white. No, really.

Replay: Artist and developer Øyvind Kolås has made some extremely viral images of greyscale pictures overlaid by coloured grids that fool the eye...

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8 September, 2020

Pink Floyd and the joy of tape loops

Replay: In many respects sampling has made us rather complacent in the way we build up music. As a chance late-night rewatching of The Making of Dark...

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27 August, 2020

The sound at the bottom of the world

Replay: The Challenger Deep is the deepest part of the deepest trench on the planet. It is 10,900m or 6.7 miles deep, pressure is around 16,000PSI,...

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13 August, 2020

This is the most amazingly realistic realtime CG human we've yet seen

Replay: This is some of the most remarkable 12:34 you will watch for quite a while, as Doug Roble, Head of Software R&D at vfx powerhouse Digital...

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8 July, 2020

France had a national HD TV system as far back as 1949

RedShark Replay: France has always liked to go its own way on technology, but not many remember its pioneering efforts with 819-line monochrome...

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30 June, 2020

Metalenses: Is the future of the lens flat?

RedShark Replay: A new report in the journal Science points the way to a new lens of the future that could revolutionise optics entirely. Individual...

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26 February, 2020

Want to protect your investment? Buy the right camera

Some of these will be worth more than others - just don't get saddled with the camera version of the electric car Much like in the world of the...

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20 February, 2020

You want pixels? Samsung will put 108 megapixels in your phone

The new Galaxy S10 Ultra; you are being captured in 108MP glory Samsung’s new ISOCELL Bright HM1 chip delivers 108MP pictures and 8K videos at 24fps...

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