Sunday 17 Sep 2017
Sony brings 273-point AF to camcorder level
4K HDR is becoming such a standard that it has almost been added as an afterthought to the announcement of Sony's three latest new camcorders with the main headline being the inclusion of the company's ground-breaking Fast Hybrid AF system.
Friday 08 Sep 2017
Proof that the Nikon D850 takes stunning 8K timelapse [video]
Much has been written about the Nikon D850’s ability to create 8K timelapse movies using its combination of 45.7MP sensor and built-in interval timer. Now we can all see for ourselves.
Tuesday 08 Aug 2017
Intel unveils final members of Core i9 line-up
With 12 cores coming in August and 14-18 cores in September, we finally know the details of Intel’s response to the AMD Threadripper threat. Leo Waldock reports.
Tuesday 18 Jul 2017
The Last Jedi & practical effects
Watching this well-wrapped camera operator and their equally well-wrapped camera get doused in a torrent of red liquid, you realise that the latest behind the scenes video for Star Wars Episode 8 shows that it's going to be all about the large scale practical effects.
Tuesday 29 Aug 2017
Nikon officially announces the D850
To a huge amount of anticipation, the Nikon D850 has finally arrived. The Nikon D810 was a favoured camera of film-makers working in full frame video, so people have been waiting with bated breath to see what the company will produce as a more modern replacement.
Thursday 17 Aug 2017
Are the fabled Processor Wars back again?
AMD's ThreadRipper, Intel’s Core i9, Vega and Volta GPU launches, the future of computers is looking interesting again. Does this mean a return of the AMD vs Intel Processor War?
Wednesday 19 Jul 2017
Choosing the best camera for the job
It is vital to determine well in advance of heading to any location — regardless of the pressure of demanding clients or real-world danger — the specific gear I’m going to need to accomplish my mission. And there’s only one effective way to do that: reverse engineering. By Jody Eldred.
Thursday 07 Sep 2017
The full impact of Sony's Venice discussed [video]
Sony's newly announced Venice is a hot topic right now. Fresh from the press conference, RedShark editor-in-chief David Shapton puts forward some thoughts and analysis on the new camera.
Thursday 29 Jun 2017
Canon unveils two new DSLRs, including EOS 6D MarkII
There’s not much to excite in the way of video, to be honest, but Canon’s two new DSLRs, the EOS 6D MarkII and EOS Rebel SL2, both widen the company’s entry-level line-up and introduce innovations of their own.
Friday 23 Jun 2017
Stunning supercell timelapse
Mike Olbinski crisscrosses the USA’s tornado alley capturing footage of the extreme weather that brews there in the growing heat of spring and summer. And some of the footage is breathtaking in the extreme.
Tuesday 11 Jul 2017
How to photograph the Milky Way [infographic]
You would think that taking a picture of something 100,000 light years across would be easy. But it's not. For a start, you need a wide angle lens...
Thursday 24 Aug 2017
Ultimate in control, the Arri Master Grips system
RedShark Review: Obtaining the ideal balance between ergonomic comfort and practical control of a camera is something that wer are constantly refining. The Master Grip handle system from Arri is an attempt at offering the ultimate in control over camera functions, with all major functions available at your fingertips. Mark McCarthy from Sparky Film gives us his view from a practical perspective.
Friday 07 Jul 2017
Space - the final cinematic frontier
There has been a lot of discussion on these pages recently about what makes a film ‘cinematic’, centred around cameras, lenses, grading, lighting and the age-old debate of photochemical film versus digital. It’s all missing something obvious: space.
Monday 24 Jul 2017
Sony FS5 update adds ability to change minimum ISO and more
Sony gives the little FS5 a load of love with a new firmware update with three really exciting new features for the camera.
Thursday 13 Jul 2017
Micron discontinues Lexar media cards
With Sandisk’s dominance in the media card category, it was only a matter of time before one of its competitors would surrender the field. But we didn’t think it would ever be Lexar.
Friday 18 Aug 2017
Watching the eclipse in 4K timelapse [video]
Probably about 97.5% of internet traffic is going to be live streams and videos of Monday's eclipse next week, so here's a glimpse of what 97.5% totality looks like from one of our favourite eclipse videos shot in Reykjavik in 2015.
Monday 31 Jul 2017
Atomos Sumo 19" HDR Monitor/Recorder now shipping. More products may be on the way...
We've just heard that the Atomos Sumo 19" HDR monitor/recorder is now shipping worldwide.
Wednesday 20 Sep 2017
Cinemartin's Eclipse monitor: slim, light, and bright
RedShark Review: Cinemartin's new 1000 nit monitor has the sort of price and performance ratio that means it will be talked about long after memories of August's actual eclipse fade.
Tuesday 11 Jul 2017
Toshiba and WDC announce 96-layer flash memory technology
96-layer 3D NAND flash using a technology called BiCS4 means that we could probably see 1.5TB NAND-powered SSDs in about a year.
Monday 26 Jun 2017
Practical effects so good they need a 'not CG' disclaimer
Whether it’s because CG is getting so good it is indistinguishable from reality or that, in this era of fake news, trust has broken down, but more and more productions now feel they have to state up front that we're watching real-world photography when something spectacular takes place on screen.
- Saturday 9 Sep 2017 - (47698) The truth about colour. This is stuff every film-maker should know about.
- Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 - (8564) Canon announces two new fixed lens 4K camcorders with high frame rate capabilities
- Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 - (7868) 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 - (5358) Panasonic updates us on the amazing AU-EVA1 camcorder plus new footage [Video]
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (367) Atomos Sumo monitors to receive new capabilities with firmware updates [Video]
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (670) IBC 2017 - Have manufacturers stopped playing the numbers game?
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (3434) First footage from the new Sony CineAlta VENICE
- Thursday 21 Sep 2017 - (1878) Ignite Express: a very capable set of free plugins
- Thursday 21 Sep 2017 - (1219) When a lens is more than just a lens: Introducing ZEISS eXtended Data [Sponsored]