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Could simulated skylights work for film production?

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes profiles a CoeLux, a new simulated skylight marketed to hotels and upscale residences, and explores whether such a product could be utilized for filmmaking.

An accelerated evolution and a highly competitive market has helped ensure that cameras themselves are excellent now, but what about everything else? Phil Rhodes, RedShark's Technical Editor, gives his views ahead of the start of NAB.

Lighting: The Quest for White - Part 2

Published in Technology & Computing

Part 2 of our investigation into whether we can ever get good colour from modern lighting

Europe's Largest Indoor LED Screen Goes Live

Published in Technology & Computing

Digital Signage is gradually replacing traditional poster sites and now the largest indoor LED screen in Europe has gone live at Waterloo Station in London

All you ever need to know about Dedolight LEDs

Published in Production

Want to know more about LED lighting? Here's your chance.

LEDS: Don't mix. You can't match

Published in Technology & Computing

LED lights are a big hit. With low power consumption, long life bulbs, a relatively high light output and little heat radiating onto the set, they have become highly sought after. Kieron Seth looks at the plusses and pitfalls of LED lighting.

Opinion: Watch out for dubious LED claims

Published in Technology & Computing

Some LED manufacturers are making claims about efficiency that just don't make sense, says Phil Rhodes

The problem with LED Lighting - video

Published in Technology & Computing

LED lighting in still photography and video is problematic because even though you can approximate a white-looking light, there are gaps in the spectrum that can leave some colours under-illuminated

The current fixation on resolution is misplaced and we’re in danger of missing the point completely when we make films and videos

Fireflies make LEDs better

Published in Technology & Computing

Cheap, long-lasting, and green: LED lights have become indispensible for many video professionals. And, thanks to the friendly firefly (and some scientists), they are about to get much better

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