Wednesday 02 Aug 2017
IMAX backs away from 3D
News that IMAX is backing away from stereo 3D, citing a lack of audience interest and set against a backdrop of weak earnings, comes as little surprise. It is a lot of buck for some fairly disappointing bang.
Sunday 02 Jul 2017
Compressed, uncompressed and raw: the differences
Having concluded in a previous piece that compression was a disaster, it's somewhat comforting to realise that an increasing number of cameras now allow us to record pictures which are uncompressed, nearly uncompressed, raw, or some combination of those things.
Sunday 16 Jul 2017
Game of Thrones: How do you top that?
In a couple of hours Season 7 of Game of Thrones will debut and we'll start getting some inkling into the fate of Westeros as, after seven years of foretelling, Winter arrives with a vengeance. We'll also get to see some of the best VFX work this side of a major cinema blockbuster.
Wednesday 30 Aug 2017
Action on a budget! Xiaomi announces Mijia 4K camera with 6-axis image stabilisation
It is a fantastic time to be buying an action camera. At no period has this been better illustrated than now. Xiaomi has been making waves with its existing action camera line, that have been giving GoPro a very serious run for their money. Now the company has released a new camera into the fold, that offers many features found on higher budget rivals, but at an incredible sub £100 price point.
Thursday 24 Aug 2017
Why is the cinema experience so bad, so often [Opinion]
By every reasonable expectation, going to the cinema should be the ultimate way to enjoy a film. But it seems that occasionally venues can leave the experience wanting. So what are the challenges facing cinemas today, and should we be even having these issues in the digital world?
Thursday 03 Aug 2017
Sony & IBM take tape storage into uncharted areas
A combined team from Sony and IBM have managed to produce a magnetic tape with a 20x greater density than conventional technology that can store a massive 330TB per data cartridge.
Tuesday 12 Sep 2017
DaVinci Resolve 14 released
After its NAB 2017 announcement and nine public beta drops, Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 14 and DaVinci Resolve Studio 14.
Friday 25 Aug 2017
NASA captures The Great American Eclipse
There are lots of images around of what has been dubbed the most photographed eclipse in history. You can save yourself a lot of searching around the nether reaches of the internet for them though by heading straight for a stunning collection of the best: the ones taken by NASA.
Sunday 13 Aug 2017
Red Giant's Trapcode animation effects suite hits v14
If you have anything to do with After Effects and animation, the chances are that you own or have used at least one part of the powerhouse Red Giant Trapcode suite. Version 14 gives even more reasons to do so
Monday 14 Aug 2017
AMD Radeon RXVega launches
AMD launched its Radeon RXVega graphics cards today after months of drip-feeding information about it that in the end answered the two big unknowns about the introduction of any new graphics card; how it will perform and how much it will cost.
Monday 31 Jul 2017
Videogames leading the way towards 4K and HDR
Whereas there is some question around whether 4K streaming, with its bandwidth limitations or physical media (in the form of UHD Blu-ray) is the future for 4K and HDR, it all seems a lot simpler for computer games. Indeed, the main question for gaming in 4K seems to be if you want to go with Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft's Xbox One S and Xbox One X offerings.
Wednesday 23 Aug 2017
Why film the real world when you can make up completely new ones?
Computer generated environments are a part and parcel of Hollywood filmmaking, and they make modern blockbuster movies as we know them possible. But the 3D models are still created by humans. However new technology is currently being developed that can create realistic looking CGI environments based upon machine learning.
Monday 04 Sep 2017
Ten misconceptions about NDI [Sponsored]
Have you heard of NDI? It’s NewTek’s Video over IP network technology that is making waves in the live video production business. It’s a technology that’s often misunderstood. We thought we’d set the record straight.
Friday 14 Jul 2017
Affinity Photo iPad: another lower cost alternative for stills editing
Affinity Photo is a strong competitor for Adobe’s Photoshop CC product on the Mac and now, at $19.99, it’s an equally strong alternative for Adobe’s Photoshop on the iOS platform.
Thursday 27 Jul 2017
New OWC SSD and RAID units on test
RedShark Review: Testing out the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD and Mercury Elite Pro Dual 2TB.
Monday 10 Jul 2017
Genelec intros what may well be the ultimate sound monitor
Genelec's three-way coaxial 8351 studio monitor has been joined by the 8331 and 8341 to create a complete compact coaxial range. The company calls the series “The Ones”, with the two newly introduced monitors claimed to be the smallest available on today’s market.
Saturday 16 Sep 2017
The one simple secret of lighting a face
Showing the best side. Lighting a face well can be one of the most difficult aspects of cinematography. But there are also a few guidelines you can always bear in mind to help you along the way. Here Neil Oseman shares one of the secrets to lighting a face well, and also how to break with convention when required.
Thursday 10 Aug 2017
Sony reintroduces withdrawn firmware
Sony has reissued previously-withdrawn firmware releases for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-Z150 camcorders.
Tuesday 22 Aug 2017
How IBC stays ahead of the curve
IBC is a pivotal point in the calendar for anyone involved professionally in content creation. That we now talk about “content creation” as opposed to “Broadcast Technology” is just one hint as to how far IBC has come from its first show in 1967 at Lancaster Gate in London.
Tuesday 15 Aug 2017
Human vision and why the colour green is so important
None more green! Several very important pieces of film and TV technology rely on the assumption that human beings can see green light best and that we can see sharp edges most clearly when they're rendered in shades of green, rather than any other colour. Why?
- Saturday 9 Sep 2017 - (47534) The truth about colour. This is stuff every film-maker should know about.
- Wednesday 6 Sep 2017 - (11850) Venice is the new 6K full frame CineAlta camera from Sony
- Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 - (8462) Canon announces two new fixed lens 4K camcorders with high frame rate capabilities
- Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 - (7661) HP boasts new workstation is ‘the most powerful on the planet’
- Friday 15 Sep 2017 - (6952) Sony's new 120fps 8K broadcast camera offers a step change for live broadcasting
- Thursday 21 Sep 2017 - (242) How the DSLR revolution changed the way we look at cameras — part 2
- Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 - (342) The Core SWX Bolt 250 - smaller and lighter, it's the ideal on camera light
- Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 - (1223) Ladies and gentlemen, we are photo-real objects floating in space
- Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 - (930) Cinemartin's Eclipse monitor: slim, light, and bright
- Tuesday 19 Sep 2017 - (2247) Your new, $149 film scanner from Nikon