Wednesday 03 May 2017
Is Microsoft's new Surface laptop good enough to worry Apple?
Microsoft seems to be taking a direct potshot at the MacBook Air and the valuable education market with its new $999 13.5-inch screen Surface laptop featuring a 14-hour battery life. Could this be the start of an all-out assault?
Tuesday 16 May 2017
IBM releases mammoth 15TB tape drive
While it’s tempting to think of tape as a dead end format being rewound into obsolescence, the reality is a big different as IBM’s latest pushing of some fairly impressive boundaries demonstrates.
Tuesday 18 Jul 2017
How to light for darkness and shadow
As we're required to say on the internet these days, there's one simple trick behind making a film look upscale and expensive. You fly the cast and crew to an exotic location, build an enormous set, hire and costume a large number of extras and top it all off with an enormous explosion. The rest of us who haven't got that budget: read on.
Sunday 30 Apr 2017
More on AMD's new 8K supporting Radeon Pro Duo
AMD has released a new version of its Radeon Pro Duo workstation graphics card that is completely different to the version launched in April 2016.
Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
Coupling the GH5 with a Ninja Inferno
The Panasonic GH5 combined with the Atomos Ninja Inferno is an interesting combination for budget-conscious indie filmmakers.
Thursday 13 Jul 2017
Shooting Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk in 65mm
Christopher Nolan's forthcoming Dunkirk is notable for a lot more than simply featuring Harry Styles: it's also Nolan's first film to be shot entirely large format - and that includes a lot of handheld IMAX shots with a 54lb camera.
Friday 09 Jun 2017
More pixels or better pixels? We try to answer this question with a Sony A7S II
Bigger pixels give brighter pictures, but more pixels give more detail. So, which is the better approach when it comes to choosing new kit?
Thursday 22 Jun 2017
What is the best action camera to have in your kitbag?
If you ask anyone about action cameras, and the best one to buy, the vast majority of people would say one word: GoPro. But, as the saying goes, other action cam alternatives are available, and some of them are quietly compelling.
Monday 01 May 2017
The importance of being able to see 8K as well as shoot it
One of the stand-out areas at NAB 2017 was Japanese broadcaster NHK's 8K Theater, which showed just how fantastic 8K will look when the broadcaster starts piping it into Japanese homes around the 2020 Olympiad.
Saturday 03 Jun 2017
First Canon EOS C200 footage surfaces
As far as we can tell, this footage shot in Helsinki in May was the first Canon C200 footage posted on the web.
Thursday 11 May 2017
On the road with a TouchBar Macbook Pro, Resolve and a G-Technology Thunderbolt RAID
I've been travelling with some of the latest tech, including a Macbook Pro with a touchbar and Canon C500 (and now a C700). By Brett Danton
Friday 12 May 2017
This is probably the ultimate black and white camera. Unfortunately, there's no video.
Black and white digital cameras are fascinating. With no Bayer filter, you capture the full resolution of the sensor. The Phase One IQ3 has an astonishing 100 Megapixel sensor. Surely this is the ultimate black and white camera? Even if, unfortunately, it doesn't capture video
Friday 09 Jun 2017
Grading movies: where did it all go wrong?
Digital colour grading has been an integral part of the cinema process since “O Brother Where Art Thou?” was released in 2000. Why then are so many modern films so flat?
Saturday 15 Jul 2017
Whatever happened to the film look?
Have we finally got over the whole “film look” thing, or have we just realised that the debate was never really about film to begin with?
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Why ARM designing an Image Signal Processor is big news
ARM, the company that has a powerful stranglehold on the mobile CPU market, recently announced the development of its first ISP which could have some major implications for mobile camera tech.
Monday 19 Jun 2017
If we can curve screens, why not curve sensors?
A Microsoft team has solved a whole range of fairly difficult challenges and created a curved image sensor that holds out the promise of solving the field curvature problem once and for all.
Thursday 08 Jun 2017
New Sigma and Tokina Cine lenses chase the high end
Sigma and Tokina have long held reputations for making lenses you'd buy for your Nikon or Canon camera when you couldn't afford "the real thing" but still needed some okay glass to shoot with. That is changing as new models become more than viable first choice lenses.
Monday 22 May 2017
Core wars and a return to competition in the CPU market
The news that both Intel and AMD have multi-core chips ready to roll out of the fabrication plants this summer is going to be good news for workstation users.
Monday 03 Jul 2017
Out and about with the Blackmagic Video Assist
We’ve reviewed the BlackMagic Video Assist before, but it's always interesting to see how products cope out and about in real world use, especially in atypical environments like the Queensland sun. David Hague reports from Australia.
Tuesday 20 Jun 2017
UHS-II SD cards: well worth the investment for shooting in 4K
If you’re planning to make the jump from 1080p to 4K, it’s important to remember that you’re going to be writing files that are four times the size that your current SD cards can handle.
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- Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 - (11414) The real purpose of the RED Hydrogen smartphone
- Saturday 22 Jul 2017 - (11137) Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever
- Thursday 20 Jul 2017 - (9132) Samsung launches HDR LED cinema screen
- Thursday 20 Jul 2017 - (8352) Why the Moon landing was not a hoax filmed in slow motion
- Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 - (548) Nikon celebrates 100th birthday by announcing the Nikon D850
- Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 - (2733) Canon’s CN-E 18-80mm: a lot of lens for the money
- Monday 24 Jul 2017 - (962) Filmmakers love retro lenses... how about retro cameras?
- Monday 24 Jul 2017 - (1791) Sony FS5 update adds ability to change minimum ISO and more
- Monday 24 Jul 2017 - (1936) Are we at the tipping point where flash memory is the new normal?