Monday 18 Dec 2017
Canon C200: a nicely thought out camera at a sweet price point
Redshark Review: We take a look at the latest in Canon's cinema camera lineup.
Friday 24 Nov 2017
8-bit or 10-bit? The truth may surprise you
RedShark Replay: It’s a great pity that in order to enjoy the benefits of digital imaging, we must use pixels that may only be one of a comparatively small selection of colours, as opposed to the effectively infinite subtlety of nature. Phil Rhodes spreads light and understanding about quantization and noise.
Monday 08 Jan 2018
How to understand waveform and vector displays
RedShark Replay: One from the archives. Gone are the days when a light meter and a trained eye was enough; to do better, we need technological measures and test & measurement equipment.
Thursday 23 Nov 2017
Why large-format 14K is the perfect future
At the recent Camerimage in Poland, top DOPs explained why higher resolutions are absolutely neccesary, and it isn't always for the reasons that we are traditionally lead to believe.
Sunday 07 Jan 2018
The art of editing: Five tips to improve your editing performance
RedShark Replay: With interest in all things editing at a high on the RedShark site as we mover further into the New Year, here's another chance to read Peter Hass' excellent article on the art of editing.
Sunday 14 Jan 2018
RAID: Everything you need to know
RedShark Replay: Phil Rhodes explains the background and the (then) latest developments in the ever-evolving world of RAID (first published in July 2013).
Sunday 26 Nov 2017
Understanding ISO: In digital cameras, it's not what you think it is
RedShark Replay: 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.
Saturday 21 Oct 2017
Why can't there just be one, really good, codec?
RedShark Replay: The one where Phil Rhodes doesn't mince his words in wondering why not!
Saturday 30 Dec 2017
Enjoy your digital films and videos while you can... before they disappear
RedShark Christmas Replay: This is a hot topic, so we're giving you another chance to read this: If we don't do something fast, all of our digital films and videos will disappear in just a few years
Saturday 28 Oct 2017
HEVC/H.265: Everything you need to know
RedShark Replay: With H.265 only just becoming common in devices, we revisit this article from 2013 as Phil Rhodes explores the background to HEVC/H.265, and explains what makes it so good at compressing video. Read this if you want to know how almost all video - including 4K - will be delivered in the near future.
Sunday 10 Dec 2017
How to understand "Log" or Cine-style recordings
Replay: Modern cameras have incredible dynamic range - but you can only access it if you use a "log" or "Cine-style" mode when you record. Phil Rhodes explains how this works, and wonders why there are so many non-standard ways to do it!
Monday 01 Jan 2018
Is the camera industry in meltdown or is this a new age for cinematographers. And can you build a camera in your shed?
RedShark Christmas Replay: This article first appeared in 2013, but it is still relevant today. Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail
Sunday 03 Dec 2017
Here's how to make your films look good
RedShark Replay: You don't have to rely on digital methods to give a film a distictive "look". Phil Rhodes explains.
Sunday 31 Dec 2017
What is the "cinema feel"?
RedShark Christmas Replay: There's a quality to the cinema experience that 'cinema feel' people discuss in relation to depth of field, grain, contrast and other image characteristics, all of which have changed significantly with digitalisation. But why? Guest Author John Clark delves into frame rates and the science of perception.
Monday 11 Dec 2017
For all film makers: How to avoid losing your stuff and where to put it
Replay: The technological revolution has created great opportunities for new film-makers everywhere, but has in its wake created a new challenge: where are we going to put all this stuff? Peter J Haas investigates An Affordable Middle Ground To Preserving Your Film’s Digital Assets.
Monday 25 Dec 2017
Is the fixed lens camera dead?
RedShark Christmas Replay: One from the archive back in 2013. There's a big trend towards affordable interchangeable lens cameras for professionals, but does this mean fixed lens cameras like the PMW-EX1 are a thing of the past? Definitely not, says Simon Wyndham
Monday 18 Dec 2017
Colour Correction basics - an excellent tutorial video
Replay: How often do people really take the time to explain the real basics? With stuff like colour correction, while you can and should rely on your eyes and a good, colour-calibrated monitoring system, you also need to make sure that your graded output is technically OK, or it might be rejected by your client
Wednesday 13 Dec 2017
Want to earn money from your film? You'll find that making it was the easy part...
RedShark Replay: Once upon a time Roland Denning had a part in making a small, independent documentary film. Having jumped though all sorts of hoops and spent significant amounts of money to have it distributed online, he can now find it pirated and available for nothing to anyone who wants it on YouTube. Here he tells the story...
Sunday 05 Nov 2017
One technique to improve your edits
RedShark Replay: Jonny Elwyn on one technique to make any edit you are working on much more effective - make it shorter.
Sunday 19 Nov 2017
Is it time to change the rules of editing?
RedShark replay: The process of editing has progressed from the physical cutting and splicing of film to the infinite possibilities of computer based non-linear editing. Is it time to change how we do things?
- Monday 8 Jan 2018 - (55728) How to understand waveform and vector displays
- Sunday 7 Jan 2018 - (54018) The art of editing: Five tips to improve your editing performance
- Sunday 14 Jan 2018 - (51611) RAID: Everything you need to know
- Monday 8 Jan 2018 - (11175) Panasonic unveils the GH5S: a new GH5 firmly aimed at video
- Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 - (6367) Hands-on with the Panasonic GH5S
- Thursday 18 Jan 2018 - (376) Investigating timelapse workflows [video]
- Thursday 18 Jan 2018 - (884) Hasselblad’s new HD6-400c: a 400 megapixel multi-shot beast
- Thursday 18 Jan 2018 - (1707) Shooting The Expanse on Cooke 5/i Primes
- Wednesday 17 Jan 2018 - (1072) NewTek converters and cameras learn new tricks
- Wednesday 17 Jan 2018 - (1542) CES 2018: essential releases, trends & more