Monday 21 Nov 2016
How powerful are the new Macbook Pros?
A recent demonstration of the Macbook Pro exhibited the laptop playing multiple simultaneous 4K streams, which is an impressive lot of horsepower in a portable device.
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.
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 17 Oct 2016
5 reasons why you need Asset Management in Post [Sponsored]
We’re all living inside a giant media asset management system. It’s called the universe, and some remote parts of it run intelligent software called “Humans”. We somehow manage to keep track of a seemingly infinite mountain of assets.
Thursday 24 Nov 2016
How do you pick the best GPU for HDR post and preparation? [sponsored]
If you want to be throwing enough information per pixel around a screen to fill an HDR colour space you need the processing power of a GPU, and AMD's gaming heritage helps its GPUs do just that.
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.
Friday 18 Nov 2016
What did I just see? How shrinking cameras lead to clever rigs
The marriage of a powerful-yet-diminutive camera and a field display/recorder may look 'wrong', but we would wager that this rig is a very capable performer.
Monday 24 Oct 2016
The actual cost of your iPhone camera
Mark ups on goods are nothing new, especially when it comes to iDevices, but even we were surprised when a teardown of the iPhone 7 revealed how cheap its camera components are.
- Monday 19 Dec 2016 (2871 views) You don't have to be an IT expert to reap the benefits of smart shared storage [sponsored]
Monday 24 Oct 2016
The good news about high resolution and storage
We've been working closely with RED and G-Technology to look at shooting and production workflows beyond 4K resolution.
Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
Beautiful animation, complex adult emotions
A well-crafted animation short reminds us that the medium can produce much more than kiddie fare.
Monday 05 Dec 2016
The reality of virtual storage [sponsored]
How virtual storage solutions are reliably sharable, reliably scalable, and the answer to many of the bottlenecks that using single drives can introduce into modern media workflows.
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.
Monday 12 Dec 2016
Working together is the best way to work together [sponsored]
Not everyone likes meetings, but getting a bunch of people together in a room with a whiteboard is an almost unbeatably effective way to share information. Everyone sees data and ideas at the same time, and there’s instant feedback. So why don't more editors do it?
Thursday 17 Nov 2016
The most analogue Apple yet
Apple’s latest is a book, but not just any old book: “Designed by Apple in California” chronicles 20 years of Apple design, the material and the techniques used, from the seminal 1998 iMac up to last year’s Apple Pencil.
Thursday 03 Nov 2016
Powerful computational photography tech comes to smartphones
One of the consequences of the massive R&D spend on the computer in your pocket is that new technology is appearing there first — and that includes some tools and techniques that we’d like to see on our film and video cameras.
Monday 31 Oct 2016
The very latest in crowd-funded camera tech
Occasionally we like to dip our toes into the occasionally murky waters of the crowd-funding websites and, with the usual proviso that everything we talk about has already been 100% backed, here’s a selection of the latest gadgets and gizmos.
Monday 14 Nov 2016
High Frame Rate: it's a rocky road
High frame rate video has been decried by critics as 'uncinematic'. However, achieving quality HFR cinema may be a case of adjusting our techniques (and getting used to it).
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.
- Sunday 8 Jan 2017 - (24333) Coveted by top movie makers, this is how Cooke makes their lenses
- Friday 13 Jan 2017 - (13907) 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 - (1758) 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