Blackmagic's cameras are bringing a raw workflow to an uprecedented number of people, and also highllighting the difference between raw and "standard" ("Rec 709) video - the stuff we've been used to up to now. If it seems complicated, it will be a little bit less so once you've read Phil Rhodes' article.
This summer we're re-running some of our most popular articles - just in case you didn't see them first time. Here's Phil Rhode's look at how to understand Waveform and Vector displays
RedShark Archive: Gone are the days when a light meter and a trained eye was enough; to do better, we need technological measures and test & measurement equipment. In this article, first published in August 2013, Phil Rhodes discusses a few of the most common approaches and why some may be more useful than others, depending on the circumstances.
Replay: How often do people really take the time to explain the real basics? With stuff like colour correction, while you can and should rely on your eyes and a good, colour-calibrated monitoring system, you also need to make sure that your graded output is technically OK, or it might be rejected by your client
As usual in the Winter season, we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time
- Saturday 28 May 2016 - (44083) 10 things Editors would like to say to Directors
- Monday 23 May 2016 - (25743) Nvidia's GTX 1080: Is this the end of Mac-based video production?
- Saturday 21 May 2016 - (20591) The Sony A7S - a camera born for astrophotography
- Thursday 26 May 2016 - (9650) Adobe to add native ProRes support to Windows software
- Friday 27 May 2016 - (8383) The Sony PXW-Z150: “It is astounding what Sony has achieved for this price.”
- Tuesday 31 May 2016 - (291) Panasonic PTZ cameras join Newtek’s NDI
- Tuesday 31 May 2016 - (672) The Olympics are going to be the biggest 8K test yet
- Tuesday 31 May 2016 - (3286) RedShark Review: Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
- Monday 30 May 2016 - (761) Can VR really live up to the hype?
- Monday 30 May 2016 - (1887) 5.6Tbps broadband tests - that's 200 feature films per second