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.

Why are CFast cards so stubbornly expensive?

Published in Production

CFast should be the great universal flash card format that solves many problems across the industry but it remains stubbornly, annoyingly expensive. Phil Rhodes investigates.

With news that Sony will cease production of Betamax tape, Phil Rhodes take a retrospective look at Betamax and tape in general.

Hewlett-Packard chose New York to unveil the third generation of its Z-series laptop/workstations. Phil Rhodes was cautiously impressed by what he saw.

All the world's a (lighted) stage. With the growing interest in computational photography, might we one day see entire movie studios fitted out with a version of Paul Debevec's Oscar-winning Light Stage idea?

Quantum film technology, by way of InVisage, has arrived as a tech advancement (as compared with phone cameras). But does it point the way forward for pro cameras?

Consumer OLED 4K displays for professional use?

Published in Technology & Computing

The rise of OLED 4K televisions raises the question: are we nearing the time when consumer displays will be suitable replacements for professional monitors?

RedShark Review: JVC’s GY-LS300 4K MFT camcorder

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes takes a detailed look at the JVC GY-LS300: a big-chip handycam with some killer features and compatibility with more or less any lens ever made.

Now that the set is almost complete, we take a closer look at the expanding line-up of Veydra mini-prime cinema lenses and find a lot to like for around $1000 a piece.

The problems of fixing lenses to mounts they were not designed to use.

Inside Sony’s Made for Bond TV advert

Published in Production

Behind the scenes with Daniel Kleinman, producer of  the opening title sequences for six of the last seven James Bond films (and why a global shutter camera like the Sony F65 makes sense for cinematic action).

X-Rite ColorChecker Video: Remaking the Colour Chart

Published in Production

We examine the X-Rite ColorChecker Video, an attempt to update an industry standard.

Run Silent? The Zylight F8-300 LED fresnel

Published in Production

The F8-300 is the newest addition to Zylight's LED fresnel lineup and the biggest selling point may have more to do with sound than light.

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