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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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How to understand "Log" or Cine-style recordings

Published in 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

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 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.

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

Blackmagic Design has been on a tear lately, delivering firmware updates for its cameras at rapid pace. The latest update is for Blackmagic Production Cameras only, yet offers long-awaited features that will eventually trickle down to the entire camera line-up.

Sony's Alpha 7S, with its outstanding low light performance and full-frame, full-sensor video readout, is now right at the top of the list for those looking for an alternative to the "convientional" video DSLRs.

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes profiles Monocle, a new utility from ClipToolz that converts raw color into a black-and-white result that approaches a 'true' monochromatic image.

Atmos: Dolby changes the face of cinema audio - again!

Published in Audio

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes delves into Dolby and how it transformed an existential dilemma into an exciting innovation for movie theater sound.

Phil Rhodes gets into the technical nitty-gritty of why you should seriously consider 4K acquisition if you're ending in high def.

There is always a frisson of excitement generated by big chip cameras, but that doesn’t mean they are always the best answer to the job in hand.

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