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The white heat of technology: Phil Rhodes talks about white light and a possible means of obtaining it with the minimum possible use of power.

The problem with LED Lighting - video

Published in Technology & Computing

LED lighting in still photography and video is problematic because even though you can approximate a white-looking light, there are gaps in the spectrum that can leave some colours under-illuminated

If you don't understand how we see colour, you don't understand colour. This may be the most important lesson about colour you ever read

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.

The current fixation on resolution is misplaced and we’re in danger of missing the point completely when we make films and videos

Fireflies make LEDs better

Published in Technology & Computing

Cheap, long-lasting, and green: LED lights have become indispensible for many video professionals. And, thanks to the friendly firefly (and some scientists), they are about to get much better

Understanding Colour: Colour Gamuts

Published in Technology & Computing

Gamut is one of the stranger words in the English language. Phil Rhodes sheds some light on this often misunderstood term

Europe's Largest Indoor LED Screen Goes Live

Published in Technology & Computing

Digital Signage is gradually replacing traditional poster sites and now the largest indoor LED screen in Europe has gone live at Waterloo Station in London

Could simulated skylights work for film production?

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes profiles a CoeLux, a new simulated skylight marketed to hotels and upscale residences, and explores whether such a product could be utilized for filmmaking.

Lighting: The Quest for White - Part 2

Published in Technology & Computing

Part 2 of our investigation into whether we can ever get good colour from modern lighting

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