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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 tested with Resolve

Published in Post & VFX

Red Shark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, puts Nvidia's latest and greatest GPU through its paces, giving them a strenous colour correcting workout with Resolve and hardly booting up Elite: Dangerous at all.

Here's how to make your films look good

Published in Production

You don't have to rely on digital methods to give a film a distictive "look". Phil Rhodes explains

Colour Grading in the Bedroom

Published in Post & VFX

Software-only colour grading systems have transformed the look of the colour landscape. But not if you want a hardware control surface or top-level manufacturer support. Andy Stout explains.

What colour is night?

Published in Post & VFX

What colour is night? This simple question leads to some deeper questions about colour in film making

Processing colour with analogue eyes

Published in Post & VFX

Here's something different: An iPad app that teaches colour correction the way it used to be done with analogue film

What Da Vinci was like in 1987!

Published in Post & VFX

(This is a second chance to see this lovely retro look at DaVinci.) I'm no fashion guru, but I do remember that in 1987 women wore shoulder pads the size of a small country and men rolled up their jacket sleeves as if it was almost an anatomical necessity. And I spent hours trying to recreate Jan Hammer's synthesised guitar sound from the Miami Vice theme on my Korg keyboard.

What do electric guitars have to do with colour correction?

Published in Post & VFX

Well, nothing really. But some of the tech used to coax new sounds from electric guitars is similar to some types of video production techniques. It's worth taking an "out of the box" look at how the two compare. Oh, and there's some great guitar playing as well

Colour grading breakdown

Published in Post & VFX

Colour grading has moved into the mainstream of video production, and we're always thirsty for advice about how get the job done convincingly - hopefully adding value to the finished work

Just in case you missed it first time round, here's a fantastic article revealing five tips from World renowned freelance colorist Warren Eagles, who shares five top tips that shed light on the dark art of color grading and the life of a colorist. By Matt Aindow.

Colour Correction basics - an excellent tutorial video

Published in Post & VFX

How often do people really take the time to explain the real basics? With stuff like colour correction, while you can and should rely on your eyes and a good, colour-calibrated monitoring system, you also need to make sure that your graded output is technically OK, or it might be rejected by your client

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