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

Lighting: The Quest for White - Part 2

Published in Technology & Computing

Part 2 of our investigation into whether we can ever get good colour from modern lighting

Retrofitting hot lights with 1kw-equivalent LEDs?

Published in Production

A new product might hold the key to LED output matching that of 1k tungesten lights and could pave the way for a retrofitting trend.

Why is LiFi suddenly in the news?

Published in Technology & Computing

Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology could soon be transferring data round your home at impressive speeds - all via your light bulbs. But why are we talking about it now?

Phil Rhodes reviews the Square One, a fluorescent 'panel' from Photon Beard that holds some distinct advantages over comparable LED units.

Could simulated skylights work for film production?

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes profiles a CoeLux, a new simulated skylight marketed to hotels and upscale residences, and explores whether such a product could be utilized for filmmaking.

Better lighting with quantum dots?

Published in Production

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

While the rest of the top tier television manufacturers are dropping prices of their 4K/UHD televisions, LG aims to trump the competition with the world's first OLED 4K television and a massive pre-release price cut.

What is the state of production technology in 2016?

Published in Production

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 current fixation on resolution is misplaced and we’re in danger of missing the point completely when we make films and videos

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