Sunday 22 Jan 2017
How the internet echo chamber fails new cameras
RedShark Replay: Opinions about new cameras vary, and sometimes percieved "faults" aren't faults at all.
Sunday 11 Dec 2016
Why does this Youtube clip look and sound so much better than most?
RedShark Replay: Craig Marshall wonders why this particular clip of Willie Nelson singing Gershwin's 'Summertime' looks and sounds quite so good.
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 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
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.
Tuesday 24 Jan 2017
The new Canon EOS C700 impresses in the field
Brett Danton shot the highly-regarded C300 Mark II launch film in Greece which won an ACS award for cinematography. His current project ramps things up yet further and involves one of the first uses in anger of the new $28,000 Canon EOS C700. Initial feedback is very positive.
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 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.
Friday 03 Feb 2017
The cameras that will dominate the industry in 2017
2017 promises to be an exciting time for DSLR and Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras, with 4K being the driving force behind the latest budget and prosumer platforms. So what's on the horizon? George Shaw takes a speculative look into the near future.
Friday 27 Jan 2017
819200 ISO: Is the Pentax KP the new low-light champion?
If you want a good yardstick for technological progress in cameras, their increasing capability in low light shows just how fast development is progressing. And while the Pentax KP might be limited on the video side compared to some of its peers, a 819200 ISO in a $1099 unit is astonishing.
Monday 30 Jan 2017
Røde marks 50th birthday celebrations with 5 new mics
Technically it was Røde owner Freedman Electronics celebrating its big five oh, but in launching five new mics, including the first ambisonic unit badged under new acquisition Soundfield, it managed to spread the celebratory mood a bit further than usual.
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.
Tuesday 07 Feb 2017
Sony launches documentary film contest [sponsored]
We don’t normally cover film competitions, but this new Sony European one is worthy of note mainly because the prizes are so good: the winner gets a FS7 II while the runner up gets an a7S II.
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.
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.
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.
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 02 Dec 2016
The Panasonic HC-X1 - the new breed of ENG
ENG cameras have changed a lot in the past few years and nothing exemplifies the new breed as much as Panasonic's recently announced HC-X1 4K/UHD ENG camera - a unit packed full of features and capabilities being released this month for a meagre $3199.
Tuesday 03 Jan 2017
4K: wait until you have a 75" set in your home before you judge it
I’ve spent Christmas in a 4K winter wonderland. Well, that's overstating it a bit, perhaps, but with a Dell 32" 4K monitor on my desk and a 75" Sony 4K HDR set to play with, it's been by far the best chance I've ever had to spend some quality time in front of all those pixels.
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.
- Friday 17 Feb 2017 - (17674) Panasonic GH5 Review: the first full hands-on report
- Sunday 19 Feb 2017 - (12218) The dramatic ways that technology has changed editing
- Friday 17 Feb 2017 - (5930) Transform Your Video With Light Leak Overlays (+ Freebie Inside) [sponsored]
- Tuesday 14 Feb 2017 - (5923) DJI Osmo Mobile: good run and gun on a budget?
- Saturday 18 Feb 2017 - (5438) SLR Magic's Anamorphot primes: anamorphic on a (relative) budget
- Thursday 23 Feb 2017 - (31) First look at Varicam Pure 4K raw footage
- Thursday 23 Feb 2017 - (330) SmallHD takes its first steps into OLED
- Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 - (949) Sony claims world’s fastest flash memory
- Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 - (1066) Fujifilm releases radical new MK lenses
- Tuesday 21 Feb 2017 - (990) Phantom Flex4K adds global shutter to high speed options