4K is really great with anamorphic lenses

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The resolution of 4K sensors means that there's easily enough detail to work well with anamorphic lenses for those cinematic ultra-wide aspect ratios

Red Shark Review: Canon XF205

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Phil Rhodes takes a detailed look at Canon’s much-heralded XF205 and finds much to like about the camcorder.

Impressive new footage from the Canon C300 Mark II

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There is a lot of footage leaking out on the web from various new cameras at the moment, but we were particularly impressed with this Canon EOS C300 Mark II footage shot for the unit’s Australian release — all 15 stops of it.

Canon XC15: Improved audio capabilities and more

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As part of its pre-IBC 2016 salvo of product announcements, Canon has lifted the veil on the XC15, the successor of the small form factor XC10 4K camera.

New ARRI Amira - our in-depth first look

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Phil Rhodes takes an indepth first look at the new ARRI Amira

Gear we like: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro

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Occasionally, one comes across a piece of equipment that one likes. This process is often unscientific, although anyone in a technical trade will usually grow to appreciate equipment that works well, particularly if it's competitively priced as well

 Hidden under the surface, there are some very big changes happening with the big manufacturers

dubai360.com promises to enable viewers to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world utilising state of the art 360 degree multimedia. The sneak preview — a ‘Little Planet’ video taken with four Canon 1Dxs from the top of the control tower at Dubai International Airport — already has our attention.

What is the state of production technology in 2016?

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Great cameras, improving LEDs, but still gaps in the lens market and stagnating workstations: Phil Rhodes takes a look back at the last year's developments in production technology and where they might lead in 2016.

RedShark Replay: The problems of fixing lenses to mounts they were not designed to use.

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