Wednesday 08 Feb 2017
Dark, wet & smoke: Physical effects and production design
The dark is rising: As a reminder that not everything is done in post these days, Phil Rhodes looks at the problem of getting darkness just right in your productions.
Thursday 23 Feb 2017
ZEISS Cinema Zoom Lenses [sponsored]
Cameras keep getting better. This is a good thing. It means that high quality cinematic cameras are available to more creative people than ever.
Monday 02 Jan 2017
Canon’s low light ME20F-SH brings astonishing footage out of the Indonesian jungle
Monkey business: Sky viewers in the UK had the chance to see some of the latest natural history work done with Canon’s 4 million ISO ME20F-SH camera over the holidays on ‘Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family’.
Saturday 04 Feb 2017
NASA takes sharpest pictures ever of Saturn's rings
The quality of the photographs coming from remote operated spacecraft gets better and better and the latest NASA images of the Rings of Saturn is changing everything we thought we knew.
Monday 23 Jan 2017
Fire and Ice with the HELIUM 8K S35
Abandon Visuals’ latest short explores the colour temperatures that a combination of WEAPON with HELIUM 8K S35 sensor and Leica Summicron–C lenses can depict.
Tuesday 31 Jan 2017
Canon upgrades EOS C700 for global shutter and lens mount swap
Canon Europe is now offering two new upgrades to its C700 that can make the latest 4K Cinema Camera even more productive.
Wednesday 01 Feb 2017
SmallHD 1303 HDR field display reviewed
This new 13-inch field display from SmallHD sports HDR functionality, but how well does the unit (and the HDR feature) perform?
Friday 03 Feb 2017
Think shorter videos are better for the web? Facebook disagrees
Conventional wisdom dictates that online video should be kept brief, yet recent changes to Facebook's algorithm for video prioritisation may cause you to rethink your next 30-second video.
Sunday 29 Jan 2017
Classic rock and the rebirth of the Mellotron
RedShark Replay: A profile of a true blast from the past, the Mellotron, which has become yet another tool to tap into the nostalgia of a bygone era. By Roland Denning.
Thursday 23 Feb 2017
First look at Varicam Pure 4K raw footage
The VariCam Pure turned heads when it was announced ahead of IBC last year and now, having seen some of the first footage from it, you can see exactly why.
Wednesday 25 Jan 2017
The GoPro Karma Grip reviewed: just what your GoPro needs?
RedShark Review: Ned Soltz takes a close look at the new GoPro Karma Grip, which may just be an ideal complement to your GoPro.
Saturday 18 Mar 2017
Is TV the new cinema?
‘Cinematic’ is a term you’ll often find on these pages. It seems to be a look we all aspire to. We could argue about what ‘cinematic’ actually means (the best answer is probably ‘not like video’ - but then video doesn’t look like video anymore) but I’d rather discuss the underlying assumption: cinema is the highest form of the moving image and television is a lowly cousin.
Tuesday 14 Mar 2017
Ways to make your GoPro footage more cinematic
GoPro footage is now being used in just about every film and TV show we watch. Not just for ESPN, but for reality TV like The Amazing Race to big budget films like Fast-n-Furious. But how do they make the footage go from the fisheye-like style to a more widescreen cinematic look? Well, there are a few ways to do it.
Friday 24 Mar 2017
The state of the market for SSDs: March 2017
Leo Waldock takes a look at the latest movements in the SSD market and, while these are all from the UK which has its own economic peculiarities at the moment, the trends map onto countries around the globe.
Monday 13 Mar 2017
Join Sony for a webinar on shooting cinematically on Wednesday 22nd March
The latest webinar from Sony will discuss how to shoot cinematically with a range of their leading cameras and guests including Philip Bloom, Philip White, and Forest Finbow.
Tuesday 28 Feb 2017
Space X: The coolest video we saw last week
Last week, Elon Musk’s Space X landed its third rocket on the ground after delivering a payload into space. Watching it is mesmirising.
Sunday 12 Mar 2017
How to produce an awesome 8K HDR timelapse video
Ronald Söthje’s stunning 8K HDR timelapse film of Australia took four weeks, 12,000 kilometres, 5TB of raw footage, and one Canon 5DS R 4K DSLR.
Thursday 09 Feb 2017
New videos from RED Digital Cinema
RED has uploaded a handful of new videos to YouTube, including four new RED TECH video on various topics such as camera prep and assignable keys, and a brief video bio of Scott B.S. Choi, the many behind the lens of the most viewed YouTube video ever.
Wednesday 18 Jan 2017
Is it time for drastic changes to operating systems?
Opinion: Modern operating systems haven't changed much since the middle of the 1990s. Perhaps OS developers need radical new thinking to save us from the next iteration of the past.
Tuesday 10 Jan 2017
Blackmagic's excellent URSA Studio Viewfinder on test
RedShark Review: The URSA Studio Viewfinder can turn your Blackmagic Ursa or Ursa Mini camera into a studio or remote production unit with just three screws. Ned Soltz reckons Ursa users who shoot in studio or fixed remote scenarios shouldn’t be without it.
- Tuesday 21 Mar 2017 - (13852) How to get MacBook performance for less
- Sunday 19 Mar 2017 - (13666) Why you should use prime lenses
- Friday 17 Mar 2017 - (10279) It’s a kinda magic… The Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro review
- Thursday 23 Mar 2017 - (6586) New HDR Ninja Inferno breaks the $1000 barrier
- Sunday 26 Mar 2017 - (6121) 3 ways to help if you have to use a different NLE
- Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 - (28) Some notable 360° video projects from the virtual front [sponsored]
- Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 - (548) RedShark exclusive video interview with Avid Chairman and CEO, Louis Hernandez Jr
- Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 - (3995) AMD’s Revolutionary Ryzen: Is this the chip to make you move from Intel?
- Monday 27 Mar 2017 - (1556) Atomos uploads free CDNG update for Shogun range
- Monday 27 Mar 2017 - (1948) VariCam: Exquisitely sensitive and colourful [sponsored]