Fireflies make LEDs better

Published in Technology & Computing

Cheap, long-lasting, and green: LED lights have become indispensible for many video professionals. And, thanks to the friendly firefly (and some scientists), they are about to get much better

RedShark Review: Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes recently had the chance to test Zylight's F8 LED fresnel and discovered some innovations that may differentiate it from the competition.

Is LED lighting now the default choice for filmmakers?

Published in Production

When and why LED lighting makes sense for modern productions (and why other options may still make more sense in certain situations).

HMI remains a viable and useful lighting technology. Phil Rhodes explains the science behind this enduring type of illumination

Mini-Powerhouse: The Aputure M9 LED Light

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RedShark review: a tiny LED light from Aputure, the M9, packs quite a punch and, better yet, exhibits high CRI light output at a reasonable cost.

Better lighting with quantum dots?

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

The classic redhead light goes LED

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes looks at Photon Beard's modern update on a classic lighting instrument.

The need for more (LED) power

Published in Production

As the quality of LED lighting improves, such high efficiency production lighting may be even more useful with more power.

Sony has debuted a new type of LED screen that aims to expand the colour gamut and and dynamic range of large video installations, even as resolutions reach 8K and beyond.

Understanding Colour: Colour Gamuts

Published in Technology & Computing

Gamut is one of the stranger words in the English language. Phil Rhodes sheds some light on this often misunderstood term

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