More details on the ARRI Amira

Published in Production

I spoke to the ARRI Amira product manager for the new camera to confirm a few things. While some of this is available from ARRI's website, I just wanted to go over the most important things here

Roland Denning argues that we should place camera choice in its proper context: as a means to serve our craft and not the other way around.

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.

Phil Rhodes on the Alexa 65

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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.

Pre-NAB Rumor: Arri's 6K 65mm Camera

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In the run up to NAB 2014, the rumor mill is working overtime. But the rumor of a new 6K camera from Arri could be the real deal.

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

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!

Phil Rhodes takes a visit to the Panavision facility in Woodland Hills, California to profile the Panavision E-series, lenses that have delivered that classic anamorphic look (and, yes, flares) to an exhaustive list of Hollywood blockbusters.

We predict two camera trends for NAB 2015

Published in Articles

Now is a good time to make a few tentative predictions about the year ahead, just before NAB comes along and proves me completely wrong

Making the business case for the Lytro Cinema Camera

Published in Business

In a packed NAB conference room, Lytro revealed the first film shot with its massive, 755 megapixel light field Cinema Camera. But, for all its size, the camera wasn't the only elephant in the room.

It's real! ARRI Alexa 65mm 6.5K camera!

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In a stunning reveal, ARRI introduces the Alexa 65, a 6.5K 65mm large format video camera, making good on a rumor that surfaced way back before NAB 2014.

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