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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.

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If you've ever shot material on a Canon DSLR and viewed the results in Quicktime on a Mac, chances are you've noticed that things look perhaps a little more contrasty than you'd intended. Phil Rhodes not only looks at why this happens and the means of avoiding it, but maintains that it is a real and genuine technical issue and it shouldn't be ignored.

The Red Shark Review: Sony's PXW-X180 examined

Published in Production

Red Shark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, gets to grips with Sony’s latest ENG-targeted PXW-X180 and finds a camera that will probably be purchased by the truckload with a surpringly good lens for its class.

If you don't understand how we see colour, you don't understand colour. This may be the most important lesson about colour you ever read

A new way to automatically pull focus?

Published in Technology & Computing

What do you get when you couple a magnetic motion capture system with a remote focus pulling system? Something like Cinema Control Laboratories’ Andra motion focus system. Phil Rhodes is intrigued.

Phil Rhodes on the Alexa 65

Published in Production

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes shares his thoughts on ARRI's announcement of its 65mm 6.5k Alexa 65, including why ARRI hasn't made a super35 4K camera, likely uses for the camera, and a quick run of the numbers.

Better lighting with quantum dots?

Published in Production

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes lifts the veil on quantum dots, and reveals why they may revolutionize lighting and display technology.

Modern cameras have incredible dynamic range - but you can only access it if you use a "log" or "Cine-style" mode when you record. RedShark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, explains how this works, and wonders why there are so many non-standard ways to do it!

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.

Samyang introduces V-DSLR 50mm cine lens

Published in Production

Korean lens giant Samyang has finally introduced a prime to fill the gap between its well-regarded 35mm and 85mm offerings.

All you need to know about Digital Blur

Published in Technology & Computing

Blurred lines: This is another entry in our irregular series on fundamental topics of light, colour and imaging. This time, we explore why there are so many different kinds of blur, why they differ in performance, and why one type that's found in almost every program is called Gaussian.

Kodak Motion Picture Film Gets New Life

Published in Studio & Broadcast

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.

Sony has this week announced a small XDCAM camcorder with an unusually high specifiation - which will be extended to 4K with a future upgrade

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