Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes is a Cinematographer, Technologist, Writer and above all Communicator. Never afraid to speak his mind, and always worth listening to, he's a frequent contributor to RedShark.

Sony adds HDR capabilities to live production cameras

Published in Production

Sony's recent announcement of its intention to update some of its live broadcast gear with HDR capability is both interesting and rather well-timed.

Batteries with better performance than the currently available Li-Ion bricks aren’t exactly around the corner, but new findings hint at a huge step forward in battery technology. Two scientists are working on a solid-state battery based on glass and sodium. Will someone pass me the salt, please?

New Sony Digital Filter app emulates ND filter

Published in Production

Sony’s new Digital Filter app emulates the behaviour of a graduated ND filter, allowing the user to set different exposure compensation values for each of three horizontal bands across the image.

How to get MacBook performance for less

Published in Technology & Computing

If you are among the seemingly growing numbers of people looking beyond Cupertino for their next machine, Phil Rhodes looks at some Windows alternatives and how you can get that MacBook performance for less money.

Rolling shutter is an issue at all levels of camerawork. One solution to get rid of it though is to synchronise the light frequency to the camera, and one of the few lights that actually accepts a synchronising signal from a camera is Outsight's Creamsource LED panels.

Fujinon's new MK 18-55mm lens on test

Published in Production

RedShark Review: Short zooms often cover the 18 to 55mm range; whether they're intended for stills or motion picture use, they're workhorses. So, Fujinon’s release of the E-mount MK 18-55mm lens for cameras with Super-35mm sensors is going to be a good fit for a lot of people.

Shooting with physical effects: Part two - water

Published in Post & VFX

Slippery when wet. Phil Rodes explains how to create the visual illusion of rainfall and mist, not with the help of plug-ins for your NLE but with the real thing: physical special effects. Just make sure to keep your equipment dry...

Equipping your Canon DSLR for HDR

Published in Production

A new collaboration between Atomos and cinematographer and post expert, James Miller, aims to bring C-Log picture profiles to Canon DSLR users at an affordable price.

SmallHD takes its first steps into OLED

Published in Production

SmallHD's latest offering is a high contrast, OLED variant of its 702 7-inch monitor line and marks the company's first foray into all things OLED.

RedShark Preview: An early peak at the 17-inch, 10-bit 1703-P3 monitor from SmallHD, which promises greatly improved colour performance over your typical Rec. 709 display.

The science behind a camera made of drinking straws

Published in Production

Cameras are made in one of two main ways: either using precision engineering, advanced microelectronics and carefully-written software, or out of a box of drinking straws. Several boxes, in fact.

RedShark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, investigates what MTF's upcoming B4-to-EF adaptor could mean for the Ursa Mini and newsgathering.

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