Wednesday 23 Nov 2016
Doom comes to the Mac... but not quite how you might expect!
Repurposing the use of CPU power found in everyday appliances to run Doom is nothing new - we've already had Doom on a Canon Pixma printer, for instance. But a new demo shows just how versatile the Touch Bar in the recently released MacBook Pro is.
Monday 13 Feb 2017
Is Intel in danger of becoming irrelevant?
Opinion: Intel is facing increasing and unprecedented competition on all fronts, so how does it ensure its legacy and keep its place at the top table.
Wednesday 11 Jan 2017
The rather magnificent return of Kodak Ektachrome 100
By reintroducing a favourite but discountinued film stock, Kodak seems to understand that there's a growing call for something other than clinically clean images abroad in the industry.
Friday 16 Dec 2016
Playing with fireworks: impressive footage from the Sony a6500
Sony is currently promoting its a6500 stills camera with some video of an impressively unsafe-looking pyrotechnic ritual from Japan's Chubu region.
Tuesday 07 Feb 2017
Filmmaking accessories you can 3D print
Following our recent piece on whether you should print your own 3D camera accessories, enough of you answered yes that we thought we’d cue up a few more that you can produce at home.
Tuesday 17 Jan 2017
This might be the tipping point for 8K
A recent addition to the Dell monitor line-up points to the arrival of affordable 8K in the near future.
Sunday 18 Dec 2016
Philosophers prove that digital recording is better than vinyl
RedShark replay: There is an argument about digital audio versus vinyl that doesn’t seem to want to go away. But I think it should, and there’s a good reason why: it's a Category Mistake.
Tuesday 10 Jan 2017
CES 2017 – is this really what the future will look like?
Do we look at CES as a vision of the future, or do we look at it with a mixture of laughter and astonishment at how technology companies can find very complicated ways of doing simple things?
Monday 12 Dec 2016
Take one laptop and add Blender...
A reader submitted animated short that was produced entirely with free, open source Blender 3D and a laptop.
Wednesday 28 Dec 2016
What we can learn from the Blade Runner 2049 trailer
The teaser to the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel provides an excellent opportunity to gauge how we've progressed in the last 36 years of filmmaking, as well as a reminder to keep our expectations in check.
Monday 23 Jan 2017
Want to make a feature film? This is how much money you will really need
Phil Rhodes does some number crunching and comes up with some ballpark figures for a minimum budget for a movie that a) hires qualified people to b) produce something that c) an audience might actually want to watch. It's not cheap.
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Tuesday 03 Jan 2017
Does Samsung’s new Blu-ray player indicate the future of HDR?
Samsung's M9500 Blu-ray player, an early release in the field of HDR-compatible consumer devices and on show later this week at CES, could signal the start of a movement away from Dolby Vision.
Wednesday 08 Feb 2017
Sony introduces two new E-Mount lenses
Sony’s announcement of two new E-mount lenses (and a flash with remote capabilities) yesterday probably says as much about what else Sony is working on as it does about the products themselves.
Thursday 05 Jan 2017
Intel ends the Tick-Tock with 7th gen CPU Kaby Lake
A new 7th gen CPU and chipset combination of Kaby Lake and Z270 to replace Skylake and Z170 looks like a fantastic way to start 2017, however things are not quite what they seem.
Thursday 16 Feb 2017
Realtime Matrix-like effects from Robic the robot
Robic is a new robotic arm that moves faster than anything the industry has yet seen, the result being that productions can capture things in-camera that were previously very much a post-only experience.
Saturday 28 Jan 2017
Cropping to a cinema aspect ratio gives the impression of higher resolution
Adopting a wide aspect ratio for our pictures, even when chucking pixels to do it, tricks our brains into perceiving quality.
Saturday 26 Nov 2016
This is how we made televisions back in 1959
A documentary about television manufacturing from back in the day sheds light on just how far we've come.
Wednesday 04 Jan 2017
Aputure takes aim at prestigious rivals with new shotgun mic
RedShark review: Aputure’s new $369 Deity mic is both aggressively priced and aggressively marketed, with both the Schoeps CMC641 and Sennheiser MKH-60 in its sights. Phil Rhodes is guardedly impressed.
Monday 02 Jan 2017
Canon’s low light ME20F-SH brings astonishing footage out of the Indonesian jungle
Monkey business: Sky viewers in the UK had the chance to see some of the latest natural history work done with Canon’s 4 million ISO ME20F-SH camera over the holidays on ‘Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family’.
- Friday 17 Feb 2017 - (17672) 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 - (11) First look at Varicam Pure 4K raw footage
- Thursday 23 Feb 2017 - (328) SmallHD takes its first steps into OLED
- Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 - (947) 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