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This is a groundbreaking video!

Published in Production

We're very excited about this video. It is filmed using HDR (High Dynamic Range) and gives the video a very distinctive look that is entirely appropriate for its subject matter: New York. And it may just be a very important moment in the history of film-making

 There was a lot of news at IBC2014, particularly on the camera and camera accessory front, and we published a lot of stories as a result (with more still in the pipeline). Here, in case you’ve missed any of our coverage, are the highlights so far (with added Photokina).

Which is more important - the DOP or the Camera?

Published in Production

Why would someone specify a camera before they chose the cinematographer? David Read despairs...

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

Red announces the Red Switchblade

Published in Technology & Computing

 Red's latest addition is an add-on camera control panel that provides all the basic controls for a camera assistant while also looking the part too. 

Take4D: Visualizing the Impossible

Published in Technology & Computing

When Hollywood comes calling and asks you to accomplish a miracle, it’s time to step up. Just ask Richard Widgery and the visualization specialists at Take4D.

Red Dragon Sensor: "More resolution than 65mm film..."

Published in Production

RedShark contributor Phil Rhodes pointed out something to me the other day that sounds obvious when you hear it: that camera makers never used to make film, and yet - if you can remember that far back - it is the film that determines the quality and feel of the photograph (and the lens, of course), not the camera

Early this week we had a story about Matrox's DS1 Thunderbolt docking station. We said that the DS1 would go on the end of a Thunderbolt chain, with other devices in between the DS1 and the computer

 The main offering from RED at this year's IBC is its new RED 7-inch touchscreen, while it also has a new set of interchangeable OLPF filters that promises to take the concept of modularity to the extreme.

RED makes a play(er) for digital signage

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Most people missed this when Red revealed their new 4K player, but it's yet another significant aspect to this important announcement: you can use the player for Digital Signage. Why is this a big deal?

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