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8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you

Published in Technology & Computing

It’s a great pity that in order to enjoy the benefits of digital imaging, we must use pixels that may only be one of a comparatively small selection of colours, as opposed to the effectively infinite subtlety of nature. Phil Rhodes spreads light and understanding about quantization and noise.

My Video Business

Published in Business

This is the first of our series looking at people who run a video production business focusing on their strategy and their technology. Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions specialises in very high quality video which is increasingly obtainable on lower-cost equipment - although he's not afraid to use high-end kit where necessary.

RedShark contributor Freya looks at new ways to get your footage off your camera and back to base

Sony F55 hands-on with video tour

Published in Production

I recently had several hours to play with a pre-release Sony PMW-F55 camera. Sony also supplied me with 2 64gb SxsPro+ cards, the AXS-5 4K recorder, one AXSM 4K media storage, the new LCD viewfinder, the new Olivine battery, and last but hardly least, a new Sony 85mm prime lens

4K in a fixed-lens camcorder? No problem, says JVC

Published in Production

We’ll be one of the first to get our hands on a production version of this amazing device so keep watching for our hands-on review!

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

We've just written about the paucity of 4K from Panasonic at NAB this year. Meanwhile, Sparky Media Productions has sent us another stunning set of shots taken in Hong Kong with their Panasonic GH3: a digital still camera that outperforms Panasonic's own AF100 (their large-sensor video camera)

All the detail from Sony's London F5 + F55 launch

Published in Production

There's a lot of information to take in here with these new Sony cameras and all the stuff that goes with them. We've just been to the European launch and things are a little clearer.

UK sees the biggest ever order for 4K hire equipment

Published in Business


Procam, a UK-based hire company, has shown a huge commitment to 4K by placing the biggest ever order for equipment by a hire company with Sony

Can you really make an Open Source camera?

Published in Business

Open Source software. Somehow, it makes sense: talented developers contribute to projects in their spare time and the result is often stunningly good software. So what about Open Source hardware? That's different, and it's far more difficult

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