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?

Most large-sensor cameras use a Bayer colour filter pattern to allow full colour images to be output - after "debayering". This entire process is now pretty routine but unfortunately what is also routine is the amount of light lost through the colour filter process. Less light means more noise, and noise is what ultimately limits the low-light capabilities all cameras

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

First Sony F5 video short

Published in Production

Here's the first video we've seen shot on Sony's new F5 (as opposed to the Global Shutter'ed F55)

Actual photos emerge from the new RED Dragon sensor. RedShark contributor Freya reports

Bryce Bayer's incredible foresight

Published in Technology & Computing

Somehow, I managed to overlook the fact that last month saw the death of Bryce E. Bayer, the man who decided that the best way to make a single-chip colour imaging sensor was to silk-screen a pattern of coloured filters on the front

The art of Colour Rendering

Published in Post & VFX

Human beings come in a variety of exciting colours. Rendering those colours in a pleasing way has been a goal of photography since before photography actually had colours, but it's always going to be an incredibly subjective issue

Replay: You can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field, only it's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable.

What if the RED Dragon was a still camera?

Published in Technology & Computing

 

The technology in video and still cameras is converging, as still sensors become capable of video at very high resolutions. But why to some cameras cost 20 times more than others?

Canon may be building a 75 megapixel DSLR

Published in Technology & Computing

There are rumours that Canon are in the process of building a 75-megapixel DSLR

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