Tuesday 13 Dec 2016
GoPro’s HERO5 Black advanced controls make it a winner
RedShark Review: We don’t need another Hero? Well, actually we do if it comes in the shape of the $399 GoPro HERO5 Black, which has the same sensor and slightly better picture quality than its predecessor but offers a radically improved user experience as soon as you start heading in to the advanced controls.
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 23 Dec 2016
Christmas gifts for the camera crew
Throughout history many cultures have historically found several good reasons for a feast, with associated drinking and gift-giving, in the middle of a long, grim winter. Phil Rhodes has found his own: the desire for new camera kit that works the way it should do. Here begins his fantasy wish-list of the things he'd like to find gift-wrapped under his tree in the near future.
Sunday 08 Jan 2017
Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K 50/60p test footage
During a trip to Japan with Panasonic back in November/December last year, Steven Clarey was lucky enough to be able to travel around with a pre-production model of the new Lumix GH5. These are the results.
Wednesday 04 Jan 2017
Where the Panasonic GH5 excels: in detail
The Panasonic GH5 represents a significant upgrade over the previous GH4, which is all the more impressive given that its very popular successor isn’t even three years old yet. Here, in detail, are all the upgrades and improvements.
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 15 Nov 2016
Atomos Shogun Inferno: Is this the best value recorder/monitor ever?
RedShark Review: For $1995 Atomos has packed a lot of features into its latest high bright monitor and produced an impressive package that has the potential to go even further as the HDR future unfolds.
Thursday 01 Dec 2016
Big Lightworks news: Version 14 public beta is released with a new User Interface
Deftly avoiding any superstitious sensibilities by jumping directly from version 12 to 14, the new version of Lightworks comes with a new user interface.
Friday 21 Oct 2016
What happens when you put a 1000W LED onto a drone?
A YouTuber mounted a 1000w LED light onto a Freely Alta drone. Check out the video!
Saturday 19 Nov 2016
Now *that* is what we call a large format camera
We first came across photographer Kurt Moser’s audacious plan to convert a Russian military truck into a giant camera on Kickstarter a few weeks back, and we are delighted to report the project has now been funded.
Friday 11 Nov 2016
Why the Sony FS7 II's evolutionary approach is the way forward
Sony has faced criticism from some quarters for a lack of vision and technological progress with the FS7 II. But, argues David Shapton, why reinvent the wheel all the time: if you already have an inherently great product, incremental tweaks and improvements make perfect sense.
Thursday 17 Nov 2016
DJI CrystalSky: astonishingly ultra-bright 2000 nit monitoring
While the new Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro were causing lots of initial excitement after their announcements, DJI has got another ace up its sleeve that fell somewhat below the radar: monitoring.
Thursday 12 Jan 2017
Avoiding fringing when chroma keying for virtual sets: How to pass the acid test [sponsored]
One of the fundamental elements required in an increasing amount of productions nowadays is the ability to pull a good key off the source material in a live environment and combine it with a virtual environment.
Thursday 15 Dec 2016
Peter Gabriel's ‘So’ and the limitations of vinyl
RedShark Replay: Peter Gabriel’s iconic ‘So’ was one of the records that had a high-profile half-speed vinyl remaster treatment in 2016, but the 1986 original highlighted one of the many drawbacks of the format.
Monday 09 Jan 2017
About that CGI Peter Cushing in Star Wars: Rogue One...
The most recent cinematic foray into the Star Wars universe resurrects Peter Cushing's Tarkin from the original films, but did the computer generated version of the beloved actor span the dreaded Uncanny Valley? By Joe Foster.
Thursday 22 Dec 2016
Avid amps up cloud collaboration with ProTools 12.7
The Pro Tools conveyer keeps on rolling on, v12.7 being the seventh consecutive quarterly Pro Tools release since Avid introduced Avid All Access Plans and Cloud Subscriptions. Its got some good stuff in it, mind.
Thursday 17 Nov 2016
HDR fundamentals and techniques: what you need to know, part one
In the first of a new multi-part series on HDR theory and practice, Phil Rhodes explains dynamic range in brief and the challenges in displaying HDR for production and distribution.
Friday 06 Jan 2017
Astonishing Dell 8K monitor launching in March for $4999
If CES 2017 has proved anything this year it is that the momentum towards 8K is starting to really build, with Dell’s frankly jaw-dropping UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor being the latest 8K kit to grab the headlines.
Wednesday 04 Jan 2017
DJI trails CrystalSky and launches limited edition Phantom
DJI has kicked off the drone section of CES 2017 in a suitably hyperactive manner, showing two possible prototypes of the forthcoming — and extremely interesting — CrystalSky monitor, as well as adding some new mapping and control software and expanding Osmo.
Monday 21 Nov 2016
Blackmagic drops massive update for Video Assist monitors
Blackmagic brings new features to its Video Assist line and unifies much of the feature set for these devices.
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- Friday 13 Jan 2017 - (13906) 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 - (1744) 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