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.

Cameras are vulnerable to hacking too

Published in Production

And you thought you had enough to worry about. An Israeli security research firm has just published a post where they detail how they installed ransomware on a Canon EOS 80D.

AJA ships its Ki Pro GO multichannel recorder/player

Published in Production

Having first taken the covers off its new standalone at NAB, AJA has announced the H.264 device is now shipping.

Disney flexes its muscles as streaming wars hot up

Published in Business

Things are about to get very interesting in the world of OTT streaming as Disney sets an aggressive $12.99 monthly price for its forthcoming bundle of services.

News that Foundry has partnered with ACCESS:VFX highlights both the fact that there is an ongoing diversity drive in the VFX industry and that there is still a long way to go.

The latest version of the Asus ProArt PA32UCX is one of the first PC displays to support Dolby Vision and the first 4K display in the world 4K with mini-LED backlighting, making it a serious option for colour grading.

This image is black and white. No, really.

Published in Post & VFX

Artist and developer Øyvind Kolås has made some extremely viral images of greyscale pictures overlaid by coloured grids that fool the eye into adding the missing colour.

A couple of interesting new products from Sony for those who need ruggedised and quick storage on the move: a new and blindingly fast USB hub and the Tough SF-M series of SD cards.

As regular readers will know we’re not usually in the habit of featuring Kickstarter projects, but Gravity Labs’ Moxie looks intriguing enough for us to break our normal reticence.

The news of the Sigma fp understandably grabbed the headlines last week, but there were also three new lenses launched as part of a new line especially developed for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

$1 million seems lot of money for three reels of 2-inch metal tape, but these might show the best footage of the moon landing most people have ever seen.

Leica rebadges Panasonic compact as the new V-Lux 5

Published in Production

The latest premium compact camera in its V-Lux lineup, the is billed by the company as both high-end and travel friendly.

A real world use for AI: Wimbledon tennis highlights

Published in Production

While AI the buzzword is everywhere at the moment, AI actually out at work in the industry is a bit rarer. But what IBM is doing at the Wimbledon tennis championships points to its future.

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