This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

RED and ARRI don't need to worry just yet, but here's more evidence that phones are the new camcorders

With a 4/3 sensor, 4K recording and a Leica lens that should really cost more than the camera itself, this is a pretty amazing camera. There may be better ones costing a lot more, but for the money, Neil Roberts thinks the LX100 is a great buy

Could you build your own camera? And would you want to?

Published in Business

How much does it cost to make a smartphone these days? And does this mean you could build your own camera?

Panasonic GH3: Amazing new footage from this $1,300 camera

Published in Production

The Panasonic Lumix GH3 keeps amazing us with the quality of the video it can create in capable hands. Regular RedShark contributor Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions takes us to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where the clear skies, geometric patterns and striking buildings are the perfect way to test a 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

Replay - The best of 2012: 8 bit or 10 bit?

Published in Technology & Computing

In case you missed first time around, here's one of the best articles from 2012, by Phil Rhodes: 8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you!

Huge price reduction for Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Published in Business

Sensational news: A $1000 price reduction for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Includes those already ordered. John Burkhart reports for RedShark

I may be the editor of RedShark but until today I haven't actually had a chance to get my hands on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera other than at trade shows.  Well, we do have one now and I was in London helping Phil Rhodes shoot some scenes for an upcoming article - so I just thought that, even though I'm  probably the last person on earth to see the camera properly, I'd write some first impressions

Colour Look Up Tables demystified

Published in Technology & Computing

As digital video cameras get better, and their users become more ambitious, LUTs are used to preserve or manipulate the images. Understanding LUTs is now key to setting up a production workflow

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