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.

And you thought cameras could be heavy!

Published in Audio

For those thinking that camera technology can get out of control sometimes, there is always the reassuring world of extreme high-end audio to act as a reference point. The McIntosh MC1.25KW amplifier is a case in point.

Panasonic unveils LUMIX G9 with stunning 80 megapixel mode

Published in Production

Panasonic has introduced a new flagship for the LUMIX range which it says evolves on from the GH5’s high performance.

Red Giant’s expanding Universe

Published in Post & VFX

11 new transition tools and support for Avid Media Composer are amongst the highlights of the latest point release of Red Giant’s Universe.

FIFA World Cup 2018 confirms 4K HDR’s status

Published in Production

Major sports events are often the litmus paper that tells us which way the industry is heading and news that next year’s soccer World Cup from Russia will be available in 4K HDR underlines its official annotation as Format of the Future.

Sony bills the third generation in its impressive full-frame mirrorless α7R range as featuring an evolutionary leap in image processing power and efficiency. Certainly, it's looking good on paper.

Revealed only a couple of weeks after the new phone’s launch, the Pixel Visual Core inside Google’s new phone is dedicated on-board machine learning hardware for taking HDR+ pictures.

Intel has spent three years developing the new Nervana Neural Network Processor and says that it will accelerate deep learning training models by an impressive degree.

DJI’s purchase of Hasselblad earlier this year was an indication that it was as serious about the optical side of its business as about its aerial platforms and the new 6K $2700 Zenmuse X7 is proof.

One giant leap for hard disk capacity

Published in Technology & Computing

For many years it seemed like the increase in size of desktop HDDs had stalled as people turned to cloud-based services. Two new 12TB drives from Seagate and Western Digital though have reversed the trend.

Using AR to block out shots

Published in Production

Augmented Reality can often seem like a technology in search of an application, but with tools like Blocker finally being released it's all starting to make a bit more sense.

Google's October 4th hardware event can be easily read as an attempt to out-Apple Apple, but the company isn't just chasing after the iPhone market with its new Pixel 2 smartphone, it's also setting its sights on Amazon and a whole lot of other companies in the hardware space.

RED 8K India footage looks amazing in this Jeep advert

Published in Production

DP Mark Toia has been showcasing the visual versatility of the RED 8K sensor once more, this time on a sumptuous looking commercial for Jeep India.

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