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 Digital video can now demonstrably beat film in every way. So why do we keep comparing the two?

IBC 2012: Roger Deakins on the Arri Alexa

Published in Production

We're pretty sure Arri doesn't need any help from us to sell their popular Alexa cameras, but we found this clip from an Arri-staged event at IBC 2012 that features Roger Deakins, the award-winning Chief Cinematographer on Skyfall.

Why adding noise to video can be good

Published in Technology

Adding noise to video may seem daft, but sometimes, it's the best thing to do

Does this send film to Oblivion?

Published in Technology

You may think we're hammering it a bit with the Sony F65, what with our piece on Belle, and with our forthcoming article on what differentiates the F65 from the F55, but let's be clear about this: we are actually at the point where you can make better films with video than you ever could with celluloid - and that's worth a significant amount of coverage

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

Published in Production

A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

Is this finally the end for film?

Published in Technology

ARRI's Alexa 65mm has made us think that it's a good time to look again at this question

ISO ratings made perfect sense in the days of photochemical film but only serve to muddy the waters when it comes to assessing camera performance in the digital age.

Kodak Motion Picture Film Gets New Life

Published in Distribution

Kodak, and the photochemical film business in general, has been reeling of late. But a recent deal ensures many more years of 'real film'. RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes reports and gives commentary.

Mexico: Putting the "business" in to film

Published in Business

Mexico, with its lengthy border with the USA, has a thriving culture, but lacks the financial means to compete with it's northern neighbour. Sergio L. Brito explains about Mexican history, culture and film making.

How to understand Dynamic Range

Published in Technology

Camera performance is now measured as much in terms of Dynamic Range as Resolution. Phil Rhodes explains this essential aspect of camera technology

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