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Does this send film to Oblivion?

Published in Technology & Computing

You may think we're hammering it a bit with the Sony F65, what with our piece on Belle, and with our forthcoming article on what differentiates the F65 from the F55, but let's be clear about this: we are actually at the point where you can make better films with video than you ever could with celluloid - and that's worth a significant amount of coverage

Film is back! People are actually designing and making film cameras again. And this one uses accessible film stock - Super 8mmm

Is 3D just a phase? Danny Boyle thinks so

Published in Business

Now that the BBC has said that it's not actively pursuing a 3D future any more, does Stereoscopic video have any future? Danny Boyle doesn't think so

Can Blackmagic resurrect film?

Published in Business


You know what you never hear in the edit bay? “This looks too much like film, can we make this look less filmic?” John Burkhart reports

ISO ratings made perfect sense in the days of photochemical film but only serve to muddy the waters when it comes to assessing camera performance in the digital age.

An elegantly arranged test between some well known digital cameras and an analogue one!

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

Published in Production

A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

Film Scanning for the future with 4K Blackmagic Cintel

Published in Post & VFX

 Where's the best source for 4K material? Old films. Blackmagic brings down the cost of film scanning

 If you live in the US and want to see a Paramount movie on 35mm, you're going to have to go and watch Anchorman 2. Well, it is described as “nearly as funny as its predecessor” on Rotten Tomatoes

Super 8 is becoming popular again

Published in Technology & Computing

"...it's perhaps surprising that the Super-8 film format is still – in what we might have expected to be the twilight of its years – quite popular. The popularity of retro-styled web imaging services like Instagram is another instance of what I suspect may be the same trend, and goes some way toward confirming the suspicion that distressed images are now just as fashionable as distressed jeans"

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