Here's another chance to read this great article by Phil Rhodes on why cameras need global shutters. Cheaper, cinematic cameras come with a cost - they tend to have Rolling Shutters, which means that rapid movement can be skewed. The ability to buy cameras with global shutters at all price points can't come soon enough, according to Phil Rhodes

Why Rolling Shutter causes odd effects

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Here's an amazingly simple video presentation that shows you how the weird "rolling shutter" effects you see happen

How much of an issue is Rolling Shutter?

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How big an issue is Rolling Shutter in the real world? Is it so bad that you should avoid cameras that show it?  (That's most cameras, by the way.) Or is the problem overstated?

In the wake of the news that the Ursa Mini 4.6K variant is shipping, but without a global shutter, Phil Rhodes places it all in proper perspective.

First user footage from the Digital Bolex D16

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 Digital Bolex has been delivering their first D16 cameras and so of course we're now seeing some footage from this Kickstarter-funded camera

The Rolling Shutter Effect Explained

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Rolling Shutter is a type of distortion that affects cameras across the price spectrum. The more you know about it, the better you can deal with it

When I shot on the D16 last year with Joe and Elle in New York City's Central Park, I was able to get an initial impression of the camera (which I wrote about here.) Now that cameras are shipping to KickStarter backers, I was able to get my hands on one and take to the streets to start shooting!

Stop using rolling shutter cameras for action movies!

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RedShark News Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, explores an unfortunate practice on action movie shoots and a sensible solution.

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