Monday 17 Jul 2017
Sigma confirms pricing and availability for 14 & 135mm T2 Cine Prime lenses
Sigma's rather enthusiastically received Cine 14mm and 135mm lenses and sets will begin shipping late July 2017 for EF, E and PL mounts for $4999 each.
Wednesday 12 Jul 2017
When security cameras have a higher spec than the one in your kitbag
Even security cameras are now making use of 4K sensors and advanced technology. The Nest Cam IQ from Nest which is a subdivision of Alphabet (Google’s parent company) has a 1/2.5-inch 4K sensor and a six core Qualcomm CPU.
Thursday 10 Aug 2017
Facebook decides to take on television?
Social media behemoth Facebook has decided that it wants to take on traditional television with its new Watch platform. Things could be about to get interesting.
Thursday 22 Jun 2017
Sound Forge Pro Mac 3: new plugins and fabulous support for filmmakers
RedShark Review: When Magix Audio took over Sound Forge Pro Mac from Sony, the application was in need of some serious updating. Happily, the first upgrade of the $299 sound editor by its new owners hits the mark.
Tuesday 01 Aug 2017
Loopable Video Backgrounds to Enhance Creative Projects [sponsored]
Video backgrounds have a pretty tough job. These often overlooked components put in a lot of hard work but get little glory in return. That’s because a good background element blends in with the action rather than calls attention to itself. A thankless task but a super vital one.
Friday 23 Jun 2017
Audio makes video better [sponsored]
It’s almost a cliche that audio is a vital part of any video production But while that might be common knowledge, it doesn’t seem to stop videos appearing with terrible sound - more often than you’d expect.
Thursday 13 Jul 2017
You want retro? How about an app that makes you wait for your pics
While the ability for Millennial culture to embrace retro aesthetics seemingly knows no bounds, it might struggle to be quite so enthusiastic about recreating some of the limitations that pre-digital technology imposed.
Monday 21 Aug 2017
Make your drone footage really fly
Flying high. With the easy availablity of compact drones such as the DJI Phantom and GoPro Karma, the opportunities to shoot sweeping cinematic vistas on a budget are better than ever before. But in order to get the best image from these devices, sometimes the camera needs a bit of a helping hand.
Sunday 06 Aug 2017
When the power goes down and you lose everything
If you unplug a traditional tape deck while it's recording, the recording will be perfectly usable up to that point. If you do the same thing to a modern camera, though, you're likely to lose the whole take.
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?
Wednesday 26 Jul 2017
Automatic (journalism) for the people
This article was written by a human, but then again, any computer designed to pass Turing's famous test would say that, wouldn't it?
Friday 07 Jul 2017
Pond5 Premiere Pro Plugin reviewed
RedShark review: Pond5's latest plugin lets users access its vast library from within the Adobe Premiere Pro interface, all of which makes it an extremely useful addition to the NLE.
Wednesday 07 Jun 2017
IBM’s new 5nm chip is more about efficiency than performance
If IBM’s new fabrication process are anything to go by, it looks like the next stages of chip development will be aiming at battery performance in mobile devices rather than out and out grunt.
Friday 14 Jul 2017
Encryption: It's not just for governments, it's for everybody
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? More and more, governments seem to be calling for backdoors to be established into encryption programs in the name of public safety. Phil Rhodes thinks this is a bad idea.
Wednesday 19 Jul 2017
Get that “polished production” feel with professional SFX and music [sponsored]
Audio is a vital part of any video production, but not everyone knows exactly how important it can be. Because the right Sound Effects (SFX) and the right music can actually make your project look better.
Thursday 22 Jun 2017
Adobe swoops for SkyBox to ramp up 360 toolset
While 360-degree video and VR wait to set the consumer market on fire, software companies are positioning themselves for the uptick, with Adobe’s acquisition of Mettle’s SkyBox tools the latest move.
Monday 03 Jul 2017
Rocketstock’s HUDs Give Your Videos an Innovative Edge [sponsored]
Heads Up Displays, or HUDs, are a great way to add a high-tech vibe to film projects. Just take a look at the Iron Man movies where shots of Tony Stark inside his suit are accompanied by slick holographic interfaces. Remember Minority Report from 2002? This film’s floating computer displays were so influential they even inspired real-world innovations! Yes, HUDs are powerful.
Thursday 08 Jun 2017
Manhattan Edit Workshop preps fifth Sight, Sound & Story
Away from the major tradeshow cycle, there are any number of smaller events that have grabbed themselves deserved places on the calendar and offer something a bit more niche and perhaps a bit more special too. New York's Sight, Sound & Story this weekend is one of them.
Friday 30 Jun 2017
How to make good films: throw away the rulebook
Opinion: While many will argue for rigid adherence to cinematographic rules and standards, the real art is in effectively breaking the rules.
Monday 05 Jun 2017
Will realtime HDR conversion unlock the broadcast back catalogue?
One of the problems of any change in format is what to do with the back catalogue, and HDR is a problem for broadcasters, partly because no one saw it coming.
- Saturday 12 Aug 2017 - (11223) 11 things filmmakers need to consider about audio
- Saturday 19 Aug 2017 - (11003) Windows vs macOS: Does it even matter anymore?
- Friday 18 Aug 2017 - (8246) Canon's powerful lower priced low light alternative
- Friday 11 Aug 2017 - (7540) The Sony FS7 II: best in class
- Monday 14 Aug 2017 - (5635) Five misconceptions about filming today
- Thursday 24 Aug 2017 - (158) 5 tips for flawless livestreaming
- Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 - (545) Why film the real world when you can make up completely new ones?
- Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 - (483) Stock footage is the key to making quality commercial video on-budget [Sponsored]
- Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 - (590) How post production keeps up with the pace of technology
- Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 - (753) Can you spot post colourisation?