Andy Stout

Andy Stout

Andy is Deputy Editor of RedShark. He 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.

When it was first announced last year, the 8.6kg (19lb) Acer Predator 21 X laptop caused surprise and astonishment. Now you can buy one of the 21-inch monsters and be surprised and astonished, not to mention $9000 poorer, in your own home.

Farewell to mp3, the codec that (probably) saved Apple

Published in Audio

Last month to comparatively little fanfare, the developer of the mp3 codec, Fraunhofer IIS, announced that it was pulling the plug on the format after two decades at the front of audio compression.

What's 4K really like in the living room?

Published in Production

Having spent over a decade writing about HD before making the jump to actually buying a set, I decided to hitch up to the Ultra HD bandwagon a bit earlier this time round. So, what’s it like having 4K in the home?

RED helps NASA go live in 4K from the ISS

Published in Technology & Computing

Later today one of the latest milestones in space broadcasting is going to be reached and breached as ISS Expedition 51 Commander, Peggy Whitson, speaks live from the ISS in 4K using a RED Epic Dragon.

Revisit the Internet of 1996

Published in Technology & Computing

Those of us who were there and remember not bothering with sites that had jpegs on because they were too slow to load might ask why on Earth you'd want to, but there's no denying that an exhibition in London which recreates an Internet Cafe circa 1996, complete with barely functioning web, is an intriguing prospect.

Well, not quite. There were several things that leapt to our mind when we saw the video Space-X released of its reused Falcon 9 rocket landing on a droneship in the Mid-Atlantic.

Apple’s new entry-level iPad

Published in Technology & Computing

There's been a lot of knocking of Cupertino here recently, so here’s a nice, positive story for you all and the unveiling of a new, entry-level iPad that now helps you access the iOS world for a mere $329.

Capturing the ISS with an α7s

Published in Production

On 4th February, amateur astronomer Thierry Legault filmed the ISS as it passed across the middle of the first-quarter moon with his Sony α7s camera.

YouTube unveils its live TV service

Published in Business

Finally, after what seems like years of speculation, YouTube has announced that it’s going to start streaming live TV channels, starting with a limited rollout of a so-called ‘skinny bundle’ in major markets in the USA.

LG’s OLED vision: screens everywhere

Published in Technology & Computing

LG has posted a video on YouTube that indicates how it sees OLED screens developing in the future to permeate every part of our life. Meanwhile it promises a fix for its well-publicised LG UltraFine 5K Display problems.

How the Sundance Film Festival became so important

Published in Business

This year’s Sundance Film Festival starts today with a screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’. As such, it remains the only film festival that is held in a ski resort…in winter.

An Apple Studios original?

Published in Technology & Computing

Long-standing rumours that Apple is planning to enter the content business itself and go toe-to-toe with the likes of Netflix and Amazon got a big boost following a Wall St Journal article at the end of last week.

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