RedShark News

Modern cameras have incredible dynamic range - but you can only access it if you use a "log" or "Cine-style" mode when you record. RedShark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, explains how this works, and wonders why there are so many non-standard ways to do it!

Astonishing timelapse video of the Milky Way

Published in Production

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to travel to some of the truly dark places still left in the world, you’ll have seen the Milky Way stretched out across the sky like a liquid river of stars. If you haven’t, then Denis Frantsouzov’s video from the wilds of Kazakhstan is the next best thing.

Cinematography: What will Canon do next?

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We're just guessing here, but we just wondered what Canon might do next for video makers with its cinematography cameras

Canon prepping the 7D Mark II

Published in Production

According to rumor site CanonWatch.com, a revamp of the popular 7D is forthcoming. Here's a list of specs and a possible release date.

Rumours are surfacing all around of a 46 megapixel camera from Sony. (Just like the rumours about a 46 megapixel camera from Canon!)

New Magic Lantern software for EOS 7D

Published in Technology & Computing

Magic Lantern Alpha for Canon 7D is released and an early alpha release for 5DMkIII. Ned Soltz reports

First 5D mk III RAW videos appear

Published in Technology & Computing

We're taking this at face value. If this is what it says it is, it's the first proper video from a Magic Lantern-modified 5D mk III showing actual raw video

Seeing Red

Published in Business

There's always a moment when the harsh nature of reality is crystallised; when however hard you try, you can't pretend any more that things are OK.  For most people, this type of thing happens when they get their first credit card bill after Christmas. For Red, one imagines, their corporate hearts stopped for a moment last Tuesday, 30th October, when Sony revealed the scale of their new camera ecosystem.

Pixels Schmixels

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes injects some reality into the current race for megapixels

It's been some time now since the digital stills fraternity stopped worrying about megapixels, at least to the extent that the Canon EOS 5D mark 3 was designed with only trivially greater resolution than its predecessor.

Here's a really good side-by-side comparison between Canon's EOS 5D mk III (with the Magic Lantern mod) RAW output and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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