Why flicker happens and how you can avoid it

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes provides a detailed lesson on flicker and strobing, including how you can avoid these problems on your next production.

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

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.

Europe's Largest Indoor LED Screen Goes Live

Published in Technology & Computing

Digital Signage is gradually replacing traditional poster sites and now the largest indoor LED screen in Europe has gone live at Waterloo Station in London

An accelerated evolution and a highly competitive market has helped ensure that cameras themselves are excellent now, but what about everything else? Phil Rhodes, RedShark's Technical Editor, gives his views ahead of the start of NAB.

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

The white heat of technology: Phil Rhodes talks about white light and a possible means of obtaining it with the minimum possible use of power.

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.

LEDS: Don't mix. You can't match

Published in Technology & Computing

LED lights are a big hit. With low power consumption, long life bulbs, a relatively high light output and little heat radiating onto the set, they have become highly sought after. Kieron Seth looks at the plusses and pitfalls of LED lighting.

Lighting: the Quest for White - Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

LED lighting seems to have everything going for it: low power consumption, less heat, and a long lifespan. But there's a catch.

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