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Better lighting with quantum dots?

Published in Production

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes lifts the veil on quantum dots, and reveals why they may revolutionize lighting and display technology.

It's here: NAB 2013. Prepare to be surprised and amazed.

Published in Business

The NAB exhibition in Las Vegas starts on Monday 8th of April, and the RedShark team is packing its bags ready for a long flight to Nevada on Friday. Stand by for NAB's big and surprising announcements

Sony launches memory player for 4K SxS

Published in Production

Dubbed the PMW-PZ1, Sony’s new 4K SxS player features multi-format playback capability for 4K (24p to 60p) as well as supporting a host of formats for HD work.

Sony just released a pretty advertisement for its line of UHD televisions, captured in 4K. But how well does it translate to sub-UHD displays? And is it enough to reel in the customers?

Sony opens up its SmartWatch

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony is looking to invigorate sales of its SmartWatch device with a pricedrop to the $100 mark and the rather big news that its opening up the device to any developer’s firmware.

A brief history of the Sony F5 Internal 4K hack

Published in Production

A certain 'hack' has been making the rounds, closing the performance gap between the Sony F5 and the F55. We chronicle how news spread of F5 internal 4K recording, and gauge Sony's response.

Sony FS-700RH: 4K For the Rest of Us

Published in Production

While 4K is certainly not for everyone – it’s a bear to work with, manage, and store – it is true nonetheless that 4K capture produces superior HD images: the additional fineness and reduced noise contributes to much better HD than originating in HD in the first place

The Sony F65 is now an Indie Film camera!

Published in Production

It's kind of surprising to see a top-end camera like the F65 being used in smaller independent films. But the reality is that it's not so expensive and difficult to operate that it's out of range of this type of production. And here's the proof

Kicking off a new RedShark mini-series, Phil Rhodes considers the state of the art of the current viewfinder market and finds it lagging quite a way behind modern camera capabilities.

Mark McCarthy rigs up a top-end second-hand Sony camera and is delighted with the results

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