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Actual photos emerge from the new RED Dragon sensor. RedShark contributor Freya reports

Digital Bolex D16 shipping in a few weeks

Published in Production

A recent blog post from the folks behind the Digital Bolex eludes to an on-schedule release of its long-awaited camera.

Why Rolling Shutter causes odd effects

Published in Technology & Computing

Here's an amazingly simple video presentation that shows you how the weird "rolling shutter" effects you see happen

When cameras are Good Enough

Published in Technology & Computing

Have cameras reached the point where we need to be looking beyond resolution to judge their film-making abilities?

Blackmagic: How to handle difficult PR

Published in Business

If you're one of the people who's preordered a Blackmagic Cinema Camera, unless you're very lucky, you will probably have noticed that you don't actually have one yet. RedShark, in common with the rest of the world’s media, is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a camera to put through its paces.

Making sense of Sensors - part 2

Published in Technology & Computing

As we saw in my previous article on sensor technology, we can now build sensors with enormous numbers attached to them - if not trivially, at least reliably. Given that current 4K sensors are more than adequate to replace 35mm film in terms of sheer resolution, we need to be careful about turning this into a numbers game.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

Published in Production

In part 2 of this fantasticly detailed article, Ulrich Plank advises what to look for, and what to look out for!

A Kickstarter-funded digital 16mm camera is one of 2012's most intriguing stories.  RedShark's reporter Peter Haas talks to Joe Rubinstein, co-founder of Digital Bolex

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

Recently I've been expressing the view that all cameras are pretty much the same, because they all use the similar technology (give or take) for their sensors. I don't mean to be unnecessarily cruel about the work of camera manufacturers – taking an electronic component such as an imaging sensor and making it into a usable tool is far from trivial. Still, the absolute performance of cameras is determined by what you can get off the lump of silicon behind the lens

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