Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

Another chance to read this fantstic pair of articles: If you use a professional digital camera, you can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field. It's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable

How to understand Dynamic Range

Published in Technology & Computing

Camera performance is now measured as much in terms of Dynamic Range as Resolution. Phil Rhodes explains this essential aspect of camera technology

Red Dragon Sensor: "More resolution than 65mm film..."

Published in Production

RedShark contributor Phil Rhodes pointed out something to me the other day that sounds obvious when you hear it: that camera makers never used to make film, and yet - if you can remember that far back - it is the film that determines the quality and feel of the photograph (and the lens, of course), not the camera

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

Published in Production

Here's another chance to read part 2 of this beautifully detailed article on selecting a vintage lens for your large-sensor camera

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

Published in Production

A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

RED EPIC Monochrome: First impressions

Published in Production

We've been given a RED EPIC M Monochrome to use for a couple of weeks, lent to us by RED’s European headquarters in Pinewood Studios, West London. Why does this very high resolution black and white video camera even exist?

Epic killed by laser!

Published in Technology & Computing

Don't take your expensive camera to a laser show!

Digital Bolex D16 shipping in a few weeks

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A recent blog post from the folks behind the Digital Bolex eludes to an on-schedule release of its long-awaited camera.

Are big sensors always best?

Published in Technology & Computing

Internet forums, YouTube and magazines are full of articles extolling the virtues of large sensor video cameras, whether it's the Red Epic or the Canon C300. But should we be obsessed with the Big Chips, or do they have a downside as well. Kieron Seth investigates.

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