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.

This is significant: the next iteration of one of the world’s highest profile tech gadgets, the Sony PlayStation, is going to feature 8K support when it’s released next year.

NAB 2019: NewTek adds Tricaster features & more

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As Brian Olson, VP of Product Management at NewTek admits, the Vizrt purchase of the company was probably the biggest news of the whole show at NAB 2019. But there was a lot more to its offering than just that.

NAB 2019: Less is more with Resolve 16

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Blackmagic Design's Technical Sales Director, Craig Heffernan, takes us through some of the new features in both Resolve 16 and the recently announced on the NAB2019 showfloor.

Blackmagic Design had so much going on at NAB that it was easy to overlook the fairly major overhaul it’s made to its standalone VFX product, .

RØDE’s new Wireless GO: very small and very inexpensive

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One of the potential stand out products announced in the run up to NAB was, in fact, one of the smallest. Say hello to the new RØDE Wireless GO mic system.

NewTek and Vizrt unveil NDI 4

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Pretty much the first act undertaken by NewTek under the gaze of new owners Vizrt has been the announcement of NDI 4, which adds an impressive range of new features into the IP production mix.

Canon launches Sumire Prime series of 7 PL lenses

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Canon is having a very active build up to NAB, with its latest announcement introducing the new Sumire Primes; PL-mount, full-frame Compact Cine Primes with what’s billed as a new creative cinematic look.

Atomos unlocks the Panasonic Lumix S1

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Atomos has previous form when it comes to helping unlock features in Panasonic kit, and is doing it once more by unlocking 4Kp60 10-bit 422 recording over HDMI on the .

ARRI has confirmed the recent rumours regarding a Mini version of last year’s ALEXA LF with the announcement of the ALEXA Mini LF due to shop this summer.

Having first gazumped Samsung with the best foldable prototype on display at MWC 2019 last month, Huawei has now raised the bar impressively when it comes to the smartphone camera with the new P30 Pro.

Unreal Engine 4.22 will ship next month and include ray-tracing for the first time. The results are absolutely stunning.

RED Ranger is available now for rental

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RED has confirmed that its new 8K all-in one camera system, the RED Ranger, is now shipping to its authorised rental houses worldwide.

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