Tuesday 01 Aug 2017
How to build your next workstation from scratch
In a couple of recent articles, we've discussed ways to get the most computing horsepower for the money, comparing the specifications of various options and considering the expansion and upgrade options. To take that to its natural conclusion, it's not that difficult to build a workstation completely from scratch. Really.
Saturday 10 Jun 2017
White lens or black lens? There’s a reason
RedShark Replay: Those watching last year's Rio 2016 Olympic coverage closely will have noticed the assembled press photographers were sporting a mix of black and white lenses. It's not just a design choice either.
Thursday 03 Aug 2017
Panasonic's 5.7K EVA1: full details here at last - and they were worth the wait!
Panasonic's smallest Varicam, the EVA1, has been a tantalising prospect since it was announced in June. Now we have the details, it just keeps getting better.
Wednesday 21 Jun 2017
The home-brew return of anamorphic
Optically stretching images to make a wider aspect ratio is back in a big way thanks to the internet. Adam Hamer investigates.
Thursday 20 Jul 2017
Why the Moon landing was not a hoax filmed in slow motion
RedShark Replay (and in honour of the 47th anniversary of the first moon landing). A sizeable number of otherwise quite sane people now believe that the Moon landings never took place. Here’s one of the many reasons why they are very, very wrong.
Friday 07 Jul 2017
RED Hydrogen: Everything we know so far
After a week or so of fevered speculation as to what exactly its mysterious new product was going to be, RED dropped the news that it would be launching Hydrogen, a smartphone with an innovative holographic display, at the beginning of next year. Here is all our coverage of Hydrogen to date.
Monday 10 Jul 2017
The modern rebirth of large format cinematography
Large format cinematography is in high demand in today’s cinema production landscape. In Part One of our look at this growing field, Adam Hamer looks at the sensors and lenses that are powering it.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Canon gets the price right with the new EOS C200
Well, we thought this was coming. Canon just announced the C200. It’s a camera that — we’re told by Canon — fits in between the C100 and the C300 MK II, but which has the C700’s sensor. And it's £7699/€9229
Saturday 03 Jun 2017
New Panasonic AU-EVA1 will have 5.7K RAW output and cost less than $8000
I’ve almost lost count of the times I’ve heard video makers say to me “If only Panasonic would make a camera somewhere between the GH5 and the VariCam LT cameras." Now it has.
Monday 12 Jun 2017
HP’s Omen Accelerator will boost your laptop’s graphics
HP’s new external Omen Accelerator graphics dock might come from a gaming heritage but should provide a powerful boost to anyone in need of a GPU. And that includes editors.
Friday 18 Aug 2017
Canon's powerful lower priced low light alternative
RedShark Review: A cousin of the remarkable 4 million ISO ME20F-SH, the Canon ME200S-SH shares the same form factor and is essentially a box with a sensor inside of it. That means that from straight shooting to drones to gimbal mounts, there is a lot you can do with it.
Tuesday 04 Jul 2017
Avid Media Composer | First - first impressions
RedShark Review: So, we know you can now get a cut-down version of Avid Media Composer for free. But is it any good? Arthur Ditner has been driving the full-fat version for a decade and he reckons it is very much worth the download.
Sunday 09 Jul 2017
Why 24 frames per second is still the gold standard for film
RedShark Replay: As moviegoers, we're all suckers for motion pictures at 24 frames per second. Joe Foster explores why 24fps still reigns and whether higher frame rate films will ever usurp the longtime standard.
Friday 11 Aug 2017
The Sony FS7 II: best in class
RedShark Review: RedShark always likes to get several views on important cameras. Here's Simon Wyndham's viewpoint on the FS7 II, an improved version of the very popular FS7 camera platform. Are the changes worth the difference in price?
Tuesday 27 Jun 2017
Looks like RED is up to something *really* big
RED has always been a company that likes to play its marketing cards close to its chest, but it's latest announcement has unleashed a greater than normal torrent of speculation. Why? Because this mysterious post to the RED User forum came from none other than Jim Jannard himself.
Thursday 06 Jul 2017
RED Hydrogen: Does this change the game for smartphones?
In many ways, the RED Hydrogen press release poses more questions than it answers. Whatever the details of the new system though the suspicion is that RED has moved the bar — again.
Saturday 01 Jul 2017
Is 4K on a still camera like Tesla’s Ludicrous Mode?
RedShark Replay: Trying to use a camera designed for taking stills for serious video shooting is like trying to drive a Telsa electric car in Ludicrous Mode all the time. Eventually, something will probably break. It’s all a question of purpose, design, architecture and economics. [Opinion]
Tuesday 01 Aug 2017
Blackmagic Fusion 9 is here - with some big changes
Blackmagic's heavy duty 3D compositing and VFX package, Fusion, has reached version 9, and it's a big upgrade.
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Why Sony's FS700 is still a great camera five years on
Gear we like. It might be five years old now, which seems like a lifetime in the modern camera industry, but Sony's FS700 is still a mighty fine camera and that's even before you start talking about its high framerate capability.
Sunday 06 Aug 2017
The Practical Guide to Lighting on a Budget - Part One
RedShark Replay: Phil Rhodes is your guide to using the local hardware store as a source for all your low-budget lighting needs.
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- Friday 11 Aug 2017 - (7456) The Sony FS7 II: best in class
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- Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 - (2809) Digital vs film. Has the digital process become over complicated and expensive?
- Monday 21 Aug 2017 - (1204) Ten years of superlative aviation filmmaking
- Monday 21 Aug 2017 - (2341) Is the Nikon D850 waiting in the wings with 8K timelapse?