Monday 28 Nov 2016
Windows vs macOS: Does it even matter anymore?
As computer operating systems become increasingly invisible, the differences between the platforms dwindle, easing the user's jump from one to the other.
Thursday 05 Jan 2017
If you’re wondering about 8K workflows, this might help
Recently we've been working with RED and G-Technology to look at some of the issues surrounding working with greater than 4K resolutions. This time, we're looking at workflows.
Tuesday 01 Nov 2016
40 years of Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever
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.
Tuesday 10 Jan 2017
RED Helium is the "best sensor ever" according to DxO
RED's Helium sensor is so good that it's miles ahead of other cameras. So says a new report from image experts DxO
Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
Panasonic AG-UX90 4K mid-sized camcorder on test
RedShark Review: Exhibited at IBC2016, the Panasonic AG-UX90 sports a larger than average chip for this sort of camera and other features which may make it an attractive option for on-the-go shooters.
Tuesday 22 Nov 2016
Is DJI going to stop at just dominating the drone market?
Have a look at the current DJI product line-up, and what talented artists can do with it on shorts like The Circle, and it’s not hard to imagine the company expanding into other areas of the industry.
Sunday 27 Nov 2016
RED’s radical Helium S35 8K sensor: the story so far
Helium first broke cover on July 5th in a Facebook post from company President, Jarred Land. This is the story of its progress from there to the October announcement of both the Epic-W and the Weapon 8K.
Thursday 20 Oct 2016
The state of Solid State Drives in 2016
We revisit the solid state drive (SSD) market and investigate why some of our more optimistic predictions have yet to pan out.
Tuesday 20 Dec 2016
2016: The greatest year in cameras ever?
From the opening days of CES onwards, 2016 was awash with new cameras that pushed every level of the industry onwards to ever greater heights. From the prosumer DSLRs to the rarefied high-end of 8K shooting, here are some of the highlights.
Sunday 20 Nov 2016
Pairing lenses with different mounts: What you need to know
RedShark Replay: The problems of fixing lenses to mounts they were not designed to use.
Tuesday 15 Nov 2016
Planet Earth II: Was it really shot in 4K?
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?
Friday 28 Oct 2016
Touch Bar MacBook Pro redefines high-end
Hello Again Creative Professionals…Microsoft might have stolen some of the innovation thunder with its impressive new Surface Studio, but, from Touch Bars to Final Cut Pro 10.3, K. Stewart finds plenty to be happy about in Apple’s latest large-scale update.
Friday 09 Dec 2016
The Chronos 1.4: A high-speed camera for the masses?
A recent Kickstarter project, which has flown past its funding target, aims to make very high speed shooting a possibility for lower budget productions.
Friday 30 Dec 2016
GoPro rival first to launch 4K 60fps action cam
Chinese developer Yi Technologies has teased a new 4K action camera ahead of CES which it claims will be the first to shoot at 60 frames a second.
Wednesday 04 Jan 2017
Panasonic reveals the GH5: and it’s a stunner
The $2000 Panasonic GH5, launched on Wednesday at CES, is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 4K 60p/50p recording, and 4:2:2 10-bit shooting in 4K at up to 30p. With an additional 6K Photo Mode, it looks like an incredibly powerful all-rounder.
Saturday 10 Dec 2016
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.
Friday 18 Nov 2016
The Grand Tour: Amazon Prime changes the game on so many levels
From the sheer quality of its production values to the enormous amounts of money Amazon has spent first producing it and then promoting it, the new show from the ex-Top Gear presenters really does change the industry.
Sunday 06 Nov 2016
Apple gives significant price cut to new LG monitors
Remember those rather lovely LG 4K & 5K UltraFine Displays that Apple launched a couple of weeks back? Well, they've already come down in price by 25%.
Friday 16 Dec 2016
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K v2.3: a powerful tool for a small outlay
RedShark Review: Last month’s rollout of v2.3 firmware for the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K added 3D LUTs among a range of new features and elevated the $495 base price unit from an item of intrigue to a serious component of the filmmaking toolkit.
Tuesday 10 Jan 2017
The Panasonic FZ80: 4K for under $400
It’s not all GH5. Anyone in the market for a 4K stills photo and 4K video point and shoot camera with telephoto capabilities should perhaps take a close look at the Panasonic Lumix FZ80 —especially when you consider it will retail for less than $400.
- Sunday 8 Jan 2017 - (24333) Coveted by top movie makers, this is how Cooke makes their lenses
- Friday 13 Jan 2017 - (13907) Why FCPX 10.3 is the NLE of the future
- Thursday 5 Jan 2017 - (8784) If you’re wondering about 8K workflows, this might help
- Tuesday 10 Jan 2017 - (7927) RED Helium is the "best sensor ever" according to DxO
- Wednesday 4 Jan 2017 - (6484) Panasonic reveals the GH5: and it’s a stunner
- Monday 16 Jan 2017 - (1755) Just how good is AMD's impressive new Ryzen CPU?
- Monday 16 Jan 2017 - (691) An Apple Studios original?
- Sunday 15 Jan 2017 - (912) Premiere Pro Video Transitions 101: A Step-by-Step Guide [sponsored]
- Saturday 14 Jan 2017 - (726) Finding the sweet spot for camera design
- Saturday 14 Jan 2017 - (642) What Robert Altman's work can teach us about film audio