Andy Stout

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.

Lightworks 14.5 adds 70 new features

Published in Post & VFX

With headline tweaks including improved framerate and format support, the latest point release of Lightworks adds a lot to Editshare’s well-regarded NLE.

Images and details of Google’s new Pixel 3 smartphone have been circulating the web for months now, but at its official unveiling it didn’t disappoint. And Google had a few other things to hand too…

NASA reboots Hubble into safe mode

Published in Technology & Computing

Hubble trouble: One of the Hubble Space Telescope’s gyros has failed, leaving NASA to operate the telescope in a stable configuration safe mode while the ground team tries to correct the issue.

VFX: it’s a billion pound industry in the UK alone

Published in Business

A new report from the BFI in the UK highlights the contribution that the video sector makes to the economy, with analysis of VFX spun out for the first time. And the figures are fascinating.

How do you capture a peregrine falcon in flight from the point of view of its prey? The answer is to tie a lure to some very clever technology.

Doctor Who's new cinematic look from Cooke & ALEXA

Published in Production

As well as finally embracing a welcome diversity in the lead role, the BBC’s new series of Doctor Who, which debuts 7 October, ups the ante with a new cinematic look and feel courtesy of an ARRI ALEXA and Cooke Anamorphic/i combination.

Telestream’s Wirecast live video production software has been integrated into the BoxCast platform to form a really quick, powerful end to end streaming system.

Microsoft has announced a revamped version of its popular Surface Laptop alongside a general overhaul of the Surface range and a new way of linking Android phones into Windows 10.

As far as high end specs go, everyone else might struggle to beat the concept of 16 8K Helium sensors arrayed together in a single rig…

Panasonic, Leica & Sigma form the L-Mount alliance

Published in Production

Industry alliances are often fairly dull affairs, but this one is a bit more than that, Panasonic, Leica & Sigma stating that they will use the same L-Mount lens mount format for all their full-frame and APS-C cameras.

If you need really, really fast SSD performance, Intel’s Optane cards based on the 3D XPoint memory standard are becoming an increasingly viable alternative - for a price.

Small products: big deal!

Published in Production

SmallHD’s Mike Ashman is interviewed by RedShark on the showfloor at IBC 2018 about the company’s rather fabulous new Focus Bolt 500.

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