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Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes is a Cinematographer, Technologist, Writer and above all Communicator. Never afraid to speak his mind, and always worth listening to, he's a frequent contributor to RedShark.

[Updated] Imposing a "strong" look on a film can take all the original goodness from it. Phil Rhodes wonders whether we can take the concept of "skin tone" seriously any more.

Will Ethernet replace SDI?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Ethernet is more flexible than SDI. What's to stop it taking over completely in TV studios?

Blackmagic's introduction of the Ursa Mini camera again calls into question why a certain lens does not exist.

An accelerated evolution and a highly competitive market has helped ensure that cameras themselves are excellent now, but what about everything else? Phil Rhodes, RedShark's Technical Editor, gives his views ahead of the start of NAB.

Why LTO storage is so good for archiving video

Published in Post & VFX

Phil Rhodes gives us the technical run-down on LTO storage and why you should reconsider storing your valuable footage on hard drives.

Frankencam unbound: Phil Rhodes concludes our series on kitting out your brand new DSLR so that it has the same functionality as your old, trusty video camera. In part four, the finished camera finally takes shape.

Red Shark Review: The Eizo CG277 monitor

Published in Production

Monitor manufacturer Eizo is making a decent name for itself serving the fairly specific part of the film and TV market that needs a good display but equally doesn’t want to fork out a king’s ransom to buy one. The 27in, 2560 x 1440 CG277 is a good case in point.

Phil Rhodes takes a trip down memory lane in the company of the venerable Commodore Amiga 4000, one of the formative machines of the age of digital video.

Precise details of Zylight’s new LED on-camera light aimed at the ENG market are still sketchy, but they’re still enough to excite interest.

Red Shark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, reports from London's BVE 2015, both a precursor to the forthcoming NAB and a possible indicator of what we'll see there.

In the conclusion of our four part series on video processing and standards conversion, Phil Rhodes examines how key concepts are applied in real world examples.

In the third part of our four part series on video processing and standards conversion, Phil Rhodes explains why frame rate conversions and temporal remapping is such arduous tasks.

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