Recent Articles

  • Are we at the tipping point where flash memory is the new normal? Monday 24 Jul 2017 Are we at the tipping point where flash memory is the new normal?
    There have been plenty of changes in the field of flash storage recently, with some ranges disappearing entirely while other, new ones edge into the market. Are we transitioning to a new status quo? ...
  • Lumu Power: an impressively accurate iOS light meter Sunday 23 Jul 2017 Lumu Power: an impressively accurate iOS light meter
    RedShark Review: Slovenia’s Lumulabs is a small operation that develops the Lumu Power light meter, a hardware sensor combined with an iOS app. It has a fast-response silicon photo diode and true colour sensor in one package.
  • Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever Saturday 22 Jul 2017 Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever
    RedShark Replay: Over forty years ago, Garret Brown came up with an unwieldy looking invention that promised to provide silky smooth shots without the use of dollies. Still at the top of its game and blurring the lines between art and science four decades later, the Steadicam — and the Steadicam operator — was born.
  • Panasonic builds NDI (NewTek's Video over IP technology) into new cameras Friday 21 Jul 2017 Panasonic builds NDI (NewTek's Video over IP technology) into new cameras
    NewTek's NDI is being seen increasingly as the de facto standard for live video production, and evidence of the take-up is mounting. Here’s just one, significant, example.
  • Why you should digitise your content [sponsored] Friday 21 Jul 2017 Why you should digitise your content [sponsored]
    While the topic of how you manage an archive can never be as exciting as other jobs in the media industry (like hanging precariously out of a helicopter while shooting a stampeding herd of wildebeest), it’s one of the most important aspects of any production business.

Editor's Pick

  • It really is time to stop talking about UHD Monday 22 May 2017 It really is time to stop talking about UHD
    The term UHD doesn't help anyone… There’s no big revelation here. No massive paradigm change in technology. No seismic shift in our understanding of the universe. Just a slowly dawning realisation that something I’ve been saying for a long time has just been proved to me without a doubt.

Post & VFX

  • The Last Jedi & practical effects Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 The Last Jedi & practical effects
    Watching this well-wrapped camera operator and their equally well-wrapped camera get doused in a torrent of red liquid, you realise that the latest behind the scenes video for Star Wars Episode 8 shows that it's going to be all about the large scale practical effects.

Business

  • Samsung launches HDR LED cinema screen Thursday 20 Jul 2017 Samsung launches HDR LED cinema screen
    With projection technologies increasingly under examination, Samsung’s first installation of a 10.3m LED cinema screen in South Korea could demonstrate a new direction forward.

Production

Technology & Computing

Studio & Broadcast

  • HDR: de-confusing the standards Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 HDR: de-confusing the standards
    For a new technology that looks set to be deployed without any damaging format wars, there is still plenty of confusion regarding HDR standards and what you should be looking for when thinking of purchasing a new TV set. Here’s the information you need.

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