Monday 28 Aug 2017
11 things video editors wish they could say to camera operators and DOPs
RedShark Replay: Always good to read editor and blogger Jonny Elwyns' handy list for shooters and camera ops on the many ways to not only keep their editors happy, but make them even happier.
Saturday 26 Aug 2017
We may have solved the mystery of why film just looks better
RedShark Replay: It just won’t go away, will it? However much you can prove with specifications that digital video is indisputably better than film, there’s a stubborn feeling that there’s more to it than the simple-to-prove facts. We think we've identified one, subtle, process that helps film to store more visible information than digital.
Saturday 09 Sep 2017
The truth about colour. This is stuff every film-maker should know about.
RedShark Replay: Guest author John Clark of Berlin Picture Company explores why there's so little consistency of colour across broadcast platforms and what the industry may need to remedy the problem.
Saturday 02 Sep 2017
The Commodore Amiga: Once upon a time this was what we used to produce digital video
RedShark Replay: A trip down memory lane in the company of the venerable Commodore Amiga 4000, one of the formative machines from the age of digital video.
Saturday 15 Jul 2017
Why put a camera on your shoulder?
RedShark Replay: The traditional camera form factor as we know it has been shaped by technology that is now obsolescent. Maybe it is time to move on.
Thursday 06 Jul 2017
RED unveils dramatic new smartphone called Hydrogen
So, after a week of fevered speculation Jim Jannard has finally revealed the nature of RED's mystery project. It is a smartphone, it starts at $1195, and orders are being taken right now. Just calling it a smartphone doesn't quite do it justice, however. RED itself refers to it as "The world's first holographic media machine in your pocket."
Tuesday 04 Jul 2017
A massive boost in bandwidth makes 8K inevitable and 16K feasible
RedShark Replay: A decade ago recording in 8K resolutions let alone broadcasting it looked about as realistic as a manned landing in the Andromeda Galaxy, but it was apparent at IBC that 8K is being lumped into a suite of media enhancements set to hit us by 2020 - or sooner. 8K is becoming a regular part of the conversation and what’s remarkable is that this is no longer a surprise.
Sunday 30 Jul 2017
Planet Earth II: Was it really shot in 4K?
RedShark Replay: Eagle-eyed observers of the BBC’s latest natural history opus, Planet Earth II, will have noticed some non-4K kit being used in the ‘making of’ segments. So, was it shot in 4K or wasn’t it?
Tuesday 18 Jul 2017
The real purpose of the RED Hydrogen smartphone
RED's Hydrogen is not just a smartphone or even primarily a phone at all. And that's the key to understanding its potential: this could be a whole new mobile computing platform with an unprecedented degree of flexibility and expansion.
Saturday 24 Jun 2017
When NASA calls a camera revolutionary, it really means it
RedShark Replay: This image is from a recent test of NASA’s QM-2 rocket motor, set to be the most powerful in the world when it debuts in 2018, and it is the first outing of the Space Agency’s equally impressive new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera.
Friday 30 Jun 2017
Avid’s free Media Composer | First hits the servers
If you want a dramatic illustration of how much the industry has changed over the past few years, the free version of Avid Media Composer is as good a starting point as any.
Tuesday 08 Aug 2017
Why AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper is such a big deal
On 10th August AMD will launch two models of its mighty new Ryzen Threadripper CPU. These are the 1950X with 16 cores at $999 and the 1920X with 12 cores at $799. And they really are going to change how you work with video.
Tuesday 01 Aug 2017
How to build your next workstation from scratch
In a couple of recent articles, we've discussed ways to get the most computing horsepower for the money, comparing the specifications of various options and considering the expansion and upgrade options. To take that to its natural conclusion, it's not that difficult to build a workstation completely from scratch. Really.
Saturday 22 Jul 2017
Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever
RedShark Replay: Over forty years ago, Garret Brown came up with an unwieldy looking invention that promised to provide silky smooth shots without the use of dollies. Still at the top of its game and blurring the lines between art and science four decades later, the Steadicam — and the Steadicam operator — was born.
Wednesday 06 Sep 2017
Venice is the new 6K full frame CineAlta camera from Sony
Sony has debuted Venice, its flagship full-frame CineAlta cinema camera first teased at Cinegear 2017.
Saturday 12 Aug 2017
11 things filmmakers need to consider about audio
RedShark Replay: Roland Denning, a cameraman by trade, lists 11 things that those that live behind the lens should consider when it comes to getting the audio right.
Saturday 19 Aug 2017
Windows vs macOS: Does it even matter anymore?
RedShark Replay: As computer operating systems become increasingly invisible, the differences between the platforms dwindle, easing the user's jump from one to the other.
Tuesday 05 Sep 2017
Sony RX0: probably the best action cam so far!
Is it a GoPro rival, or does it belong in a category of its own? It may be slightly ambiguous as to where the new RX0 is precisely aimed, but it could well be the answer that some producers have been looking for, marrying action camera capabilities with high quality 4K recording.
Thursday 20 Jul 2017
Samsung launches HDR LED cinema screen
With projection technologies increasingly under examination, Samsung’s first installation of a 10.3m LED cinema screen in South Korea could demonstrate a new direction forward.
Monday 03 Jul 2017
iOS 11 hits public beta - first impressions
After a barnstorming WWDC demonstration of iOS11’s transformative potential on iPad, a developer-only beta has been followed up by a public one. K Stewart sees whether the promise of the slickly edited demo bears out in reality.
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- Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 - (8564) Canon announces two new fixed lens 4K camcorders with high frame rate capabilities
- Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 - (7870) HP boasts new workstation is ‘the most powerful on the planet’
- Friday 15 Sep 2017 - (7080) Sony's new 120fps 8K broadcast camera offers a step change for live broadcasting
- Sunday 17 Sep 2017 - (5360) Panasonic updates us on the amazing AU-EVA1 camcorder plus new footage [Video]
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (380) Atomos Sumo monitors to receive new capabilities with firmware updates [Video]
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (680) IBC 2017 - Have manufacturers stopped playing the numbers game?
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (3454) First footage from the new Sony CineAlta VENICE
- Thursday 21 Sep 2017 - (1905) Ignite Express: a very capable set of free plugins
- Thursday 21 Sep 2017 - (1223) When a lens is more than just a lens: Introducing ZEISS eXtended Data [Sponsored]