Friday 30 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #1: Nvidia's GTX 1080 Is this the end of Mac-based video production?
And so we reach the end of our Top 10 countdown for the year, and it wasn't a camera story that nailed the top spot, it was back to post production and all things Mac-based. Or the future lack of them, as this article about facilities increasingly adopting PC-based systems, capped off by the recent introduction of the GTX 1080, reported. It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds in 2017.
Thursday 29 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #3: Is something dramatic about to happen with Final Cut Pro X?
Our countdown hits the Top Three with proof that anything related to Final Cut Pro X is an incredibly popular - not to mention at times sensitive - topic out there. As Clayton Moore wrote in July, the software had been updating on a regular basis and then it just stopped. There are two reasons this happens at Apple: either it’s about to be killed off, or there is something new and better waiting in the wings.
Friday 30 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #2: Five things a Colorist would like to say to a DP
Our countdown reaches Number Two and Terence Curren's extremely popular piece on grading. When it comes to setting the look, colorists and DPs need to talk early and talk often as working together results in the best images with the least pain and expense.
Wednesday 28 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #5: Apple could dominate the entire NLE space with the next Final Cut Pro
Into the top half of our Top Ten countdown and this opinion piece from Clayton Moore: Ahead of a significant Apple event on Thursday (this was back in October) he wondered how the company's wildly successful efforts in the consumer space could point to a future NLE resurgence and the rebirth of Final Cut Pro.
Thursday 29 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #4: This is how good Canon’s low light camera is
Our countdown reaches number 4, and if you wanted an illustration of exactly how good Canon’s 4 million ISO ME2OF-SH camera is, this still from the BBC’s Stargazing Live was recorded in a muddy, dark field and broadcast live in January 2016.
Tuesday 27 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #6: Is Lytro's new 755MP, 300fps cinema camera the biggest leap in video tech ever?
Our New Year's roundup continues with the sixth most read story from the year and we thought the new 755 megapixel, 300fps Lytro Cinema system could well be the biggest leap in video technology we have ever seen. It wasn't just about the spec, it was about what you can do with it.
Monday 26 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #7 - Sony's new PXW-Z150: the camera you should always take with you?
Our 2016 countdown reaches Number 7 and we reckoned that the versatile and extremely capable new 4K Sony PXW-Z150 looked to be just the sort of camera that every camera person wants to have with them at all times.
Saturday 24 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #8 - RED launches not one, but two 8K cameras
Continuing our series counting down our Top Ten stories from 2016 with RED, which announced in October that it was shipping two new 8K-capable cameras based on the HELIUM S35 8K sensor and built around the DSMC2 form factor: the $29,500 RED Epic-W and the latest $49,500 8K WEAPON.
Sunday 08 Jan 2017
Coveted by top movie makers, this is how Cooke makes their lenses
RedShark Replay: Cooke lenses are coveted by top-end movie makers and any serious filmmaker that can afford them. Here's how they're made.
Friday 23 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #9 - Sony FS5 Review: How good is Sony's latest large sensor camera?
RedShark replay: We continue our countdown of the Top Ten stories we've run on our site over the course of 2016 with this detailed look at the Sony FS5, a small yet powerful 4K shooter, and considers its place in an increasingly crowded market.
Monday 16 Jan 2017
Just how good is AMD's impressive new Ryzen CPU?
AMD's new Zen-based CPU architecture will last until 2020 and beyond and is rolling out in three distinct forms - desktop, mobile and server - throughout this year. Leo Waldock, for one, is looking forward to it.
Wednesday 21 Dec 2016
Top 10 Stories from 2016 #10 - Surprise new Super 8 camera from Kodak
RedShark Replay: We start our seasonal countdown of the Top 10 stories that have appeared on RedShark this year with a story from CES 2016 that no one was expecting: Kodak unveiled plans to make a new digital/analogue hybrid Super 8 camera.
Friday 17 Feb 2017
Panasonic GH5 Review: the first full hands-on report
Since it was announced last year, the Panasonic GH5 has been making waves throughout the industry. RedShark has got its hands on one of the first production models released and, in our comprehensive hands-on review below, you can find out exactly what all the fuss is about. This is a game-changer.
Friday 13 Jan 2017
Why FCPX 10.3 is the NLE of the future
Opinion: Final Cut Pro X might have driven swarms of editors into the arms of Apple’s rivals, but with FCPX 10.3 Apple finally delivered on the promise of the software and, if you edit, you owe it to yourself to leave your preconceptions at the door and check it out. By Khaled Spiewak.
Tuesday 06 Dec 2016
The RED Epic-W: the best dual purpose still/cinematography camera yet?
Nearly a year after initially putting down a deposit for a Scarlet-W, Rakesh Malik now finally has $30,000 worth of Epic-W in his hands and discovers that it could be the ideal mixed still and cinematography camera for anyone serious about either format.
Sunday 29 Jan 2017
What exactly is Rec. 709?
RedShark Replay: Phil Rhodes unpacks Rec. 709 for those of us that may be rather more familiar with the name than the science behind it.
Saturday 25 Feb 2017
How to completely break the rules with colour
RedShark Replay: Understand the basics, know how to calibrate and set white balance - and then you can break all the rules if you want to!
Sunday 19 Feb 2017
The dramatic ways that technology has changed editing
RedShark Replay: Roland Denning profiles the way that technology has changed the editing process from the times when machines like the tape splicer above were cutting edge.
Monday 06 Feb 2017
Blackmagic just made broadcasting cheaper and easier
The new TV switching, recording and streaming suite of products announced today by Blackmagic are both an evolution and a significant upgrade — and there's one brand new category of product altogether. David Shapton reports.
Sunday 05 Feb 2017
The role of the colourist
RedShark Replay: A breakdown of a Mitsubishi commercial from early 2016 highlights the importance of a good colourist.
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- Friday 24 Feb 2017 - (8267) Sony mirrorless cameras’ secret super power: Clear Image Zoom
- Monday 27 Feb 2017 - (7267) Panasonic GH5 noise reduction appears to be spectacular
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- Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 - (583) YouTube unveils its live TV service
- Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 - (1011) The *really* shameful Oscar moment
- Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 - (928) How to bring video into... everything! [sponsored]
- Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 - (3560) Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio HD and Web Presenter: first look