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.

Is Xiaomi prepping an 8K smartphone?

Published in Technology & Computing

A crawl through some of the code buried in the latest version of Xiaomi’s custom Android implementation hints at an 8K recording capability.

Designing a switcher for a new generation of creatives

Published in Production

Bas Goossens says he’s pretty excited about Blackmagic Design’s new ATEM Mini live production switcher, and he’s got every reason to be.

NDI goes from strength to strength

Published in Production

NDI 4 was released at IBC2019 and very much takes the protocol up to the next level. Bas Goossens investigates.

ARRI introduces stunning new Orbiter light

Published in Production

ARRI’s new Orbiter is an ultra-bright, tunable, directional LED picture that the company says could change the way the industry looks at digital lighting. It could well have a point.

RedShark at IBC2019 - Day Two round-up video

Published in Production

David Shapton and Bas Goossens look back on Day Two at IBC2019 and discuss meta trends, trends in individual areas like lighting, and talk RED Komodo.

Adobe to add ProRes RAW support

Published in Production

Some major news is coming out of Amsterdam this evening in that Adobe is indicating that ProRes RAW will be supported natively inside Premiere Pro.

A typically busy IBC at the Atomos stand, with a stunningly bright firmware upgrade for the Shogun 7 as well as all manner of new capabilities for the Panasonic Lumix S1H, Sony FX9, and Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras.

RedShark at IBC2019 - Day One round-up video

Published in Production

David Shapton and Bas Goossens look back on Day One of what has already been a busy IBC21019 and discuss - well, what else? - cameras.

SmallHD unveils new 4K HDR field monitors

Published in Production

SmallHD has got two new lines of 4K HDR field monitors cued up for release at the start of next year.

Blackmagic has hardly paused for breath since announcing the BMPCC 6K and still has space for a raft of new releases at IBC2019, including the above, an URSA Broadcast update, new Video Assist 12G models, and more.

Nostalgia for the early days of the digital age moves on to Sony’s once ubiquitous music player, the venerable Walkman. Hang on, is that a cassette we see?

Canon launches stunning new reference monitor

Published in Post & VFX

Canon’s new is the latest in its line of professional reference displays and offers what an industry-leading 2000 cd/m² high luminance.

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