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.

Does this send film to Oblivion?

Published in Technology & Computing

You may think we're hammering it a bit with the Sony F65, what with our piece on Belle, and with our forthcoming article on what differentiates the F65 from the F55, but let's be clear about this: we are actually at the point where you can make better films with video than you ever could with celluloid - and that's worth a significant amount of coverage

Why adding noise to video can be good

Published in Technology & Computing

Adding noise to video may seem daft, but sometimes, it's the best thing to do

 Digital video can now demonstrably beat film in every way. So why do we keep comparing the two?

Part of the Forgotten Technologies series. We’re probably all familiar with Polaroid instant film cameras, but how many remember Polaroid’s ill-fated attempt at instant movies - Polavision?

Has the presence of cameras altered the course of history?

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Toda, we're drilling down to the essence of the difference between analogue and digital. Here's Phil Rhodes' take on this persistent question. It's a fascinating read, and is pretty definitive on the subject.

Is 3D just a phase? Danny Boyle thinks so

Published in Business

Now that the BBC has said that it's not actively pursuing a 3D future any more, does Stereoscopic video have any future? Danny Boyle doesn't think so

Kodak confirms that film isn't going away

Published in Production

Kodak has committed to keep producing film for studios and filmmakers - for as long as they want to use it

RedShark's 12 Days of Christmas Replays: Arguments - even traditional Boxing Day ones - about film vs digital are more numerous and more subtle than "which looks better?". It affects everything. Here's what people at the coal-face think. By Matt Aindow

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