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.

The fourth iteration of the Raspberry Pi hobbyist computer now supports dual 4K monitor outputs and a whole heap more.

How to make an impressively deepfake Tom Cruise

Published in Post & VFX

Okay, first you need to be impressive viral engineers Corridor Digital, the same team behind the beaten up robot from last week. But even if you’re not they’re going to show you how to do it.

One of the big announcements from the recent E3 was that Square Enix’s long mooted remake of the classic Final Fantasy VII video game will be released next year. And the differences to the original are jaw-dropping.

Hasselblad doubles down on medium format

Published in Production

A whole new updated camera, the X1D II 50C, and some intriguing possibilities for bringing its legacy kit into the digital age have been announced by Hasselblad.

Red Giant’s new and appropriately named VFX Suite is a brand new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all of which can be reached from directly inside Adobe After Effects.

Why you might actually want a crazy tall smartphone

Published in Production

Smartphones have become largely homogenous in recent years, which is one of the reasons why Sony’s crazy tall Xperia 1 turns heads. It’s not just about viewing movies in 21:9, however.

Samsung used InfoComm 2019 to announce that orders will open for its giant modular microLED display The Wall (renamed The Wall Luxury) next month.

Sony introduces new Super Telephoto zoom lenses

Published in Production

Two new lenses from Sony means that the company’s E-mount lens line-up now includes an impressive 33 full-frame models and 51 lenses in total.

Panasonic also introduces impressive new zoom lens

Published in Production

While the new Lumix S1H has understandably grabbed all the headlines, the zoom, introduced at the same time, is quietly impressive too.

Adobe Premiere Rush now on Android

Published in Post & VFX

First released on iOS and desktop last October, Adobe has expanded the reach of its cut down Premier Rush video editing software to include Android devices.

The new medium format mirrorless GFX100 is not cheap at $9999, but for that money you get a lot of camera and no less than three world’s firsts.

DJI to add automatic aircraft detectors

Published in Technology & Computing

Leading drone manufacturer DJI will add automatic aeroplane and helicopter detection to its consumer drones next year.

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