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The Rolling Shutter Effect Explained

Published in Technology

Rolling Shutter is a type of distortion that affects cameras across the price spectrum. The more you know about it, the better you can deal with it

Take4D: Visualizing the Impossible

Published in Technology

When Hollywood comes calling and asks you to accomplish a miracle, it’s time to step up. Just ask Richard Widgery and the visualization specialists at Take4D.

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology

Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

NAB 2014: Red Dragon - Monochrome in 6K!

Published in Technology

The Red Camera company really likes to be at the forefront of camera resolution and to that end it has now released a monochrome version of its Epic camera with a 6K Dragon sensor.

Where's RED in the Oscars?

Published in Production

 

RED cameras are used in so many films. So why aren't they showing up in the Oscar nominations?

RED comes clean

Published in Business

Red comes clean, saying "yes, we are late on almost everything, but it's worth it because what we do is great and changes everything for the better". (Our paraphrase - exact text follows)

RED EPIC Monochrome Field Test (with video)

Published in Production

Following up his "first impressions" article, Phil Rhodes reports on his actual use of this most unusual of cameras

RED makes a play(er) for digital signage

Published in Distribution

Most people missed this when Red revealed their new 4K player, but it's yet another significant aspect to this important announcement: you can use the player for Digital Signage. Why is this a big deal?

Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

Filtering Your Look

Published in Production

A show’s look is a powerful storytelling cue that helps orient an audience to a story’s intended genre and tone. In general, comedies look sharper, bluer, and more immediate. Dramas look more diffused, warmer, and past tense. It is the cinematographer’s responsibility to create a look that is consistent with the program’s genre from the very first frame. In this article Barry Braveman looks at how this can be achieved. 

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