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Colour Grading in the Bedroom

Published in Post & VFX

Software-only colour grading systems have transformed the look of the colour landscape. But not if you want a hardware control surface or top-level manufacturer support. Andy Stout explains.

Redshark's only 10 months old, and our readership is growing all the time. So if you're a new arrival here you'll have missed some great articles from earlier in the year

Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 10: The full rundown

Published in Post & VFX

Here's a full-length, in-depth look at Resolve 10 and the background to its development. RedShark reporter John Burkhart has been talking to Blackmagic about this seminal post production application.

Colour Correction basics - an excellent tutorial video

Published in Post & VFX

How often do people really take the time to explain the real basics? With stuff like colour correction, while you can and should rely on your eyes and a good, colour-calibrated monitoring system, you also need to make sure that your graded output is technically OK, or it might be rejected by your client

This is how to make a showreel

Published in Post & VFX

This is how to make a showreel. You have just a few minutes to grab people's attention. This is your calling card

What do electric guitars have to do with colour correction?

Published in Post & VFX

Well, nothing really. But some of the tech used to coax new sounds from electric guitars is similar to some types of video production techniques. It's worth taking an "out of the box" look at how the two compare. Oh, and there's some great guitar playing as well

Larry Jordan is a well known video industry figure, whose webcasts are listened to in 175 countries. We asked him about editing, color correction, the cloud, and whether he's looking forward to April's NAB - the biggest show of the year

Here it is: the Future of Colour

Published in Post & VFX

 

Amid all the recent fuss over 4K, it's easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm over resolution. Shooting a video frame that's the size of a photo taken by a stills camera is no bad thing, of course, but colour and contrast are still the most eye-catching properties on an image. But now we know what the future holds for colour

State of the art colour correction - in 1987!

Published in Post & VFX

I'm no fashion guru, but I do remember that in 1987 women wore shoulder pads the size of a small country and men rolled up their jacket sleeves as if it was almost an anatomical necessity. And I spent hours trying to recreate Jan Hammer's synthesised guitar sound from the Miami Vice theme on my Korg keyboard.

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: You don't have to rely on digital methods to give a film a distictive "look". Phil Rhodes explains.

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