Making a film that makes a point is a skill that is quite different from knowing about cinematography, and from writing a letter, an article or white paper. To make a good film - one that makes the audience agree with you or the point you’re trying to make, you need to do it in the right way

And so we reach the end of our Top 10 countdown for the year, and it wasn't a camera story that nailed the top spot, it was back to post production and all things Mac-based. Or the future lack of them, as this article about facilities increasingly adopting PC-based systems, capped off by the recent introduction of the GTX 1080, reported. It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds in 2017. 

How to colour correct on unsuitable monitors

Published in Production

The Art of Coarse Monitoring: All about monitoring -  when you absolutely should and when you may be able to get away with less-than-ideal options.

RedShark Review: AJA Cion out in the real world

Published in Production

Here's another review of the AJA Cion, with a twist - Rakesh Malik examines how it actually performs in real world productions (spoiler: he liked a hire unit so much he placed an order).

RedShark Replay: The current fixation on resolution is misplaced and we’re in danger of missing the point completely when we make films and videos

This may be a small glimpse into Sony's future

Published in Business

A seemingly innocent announcement about a new sales appointment gives away clues to how Sony sees itself in the future.

Aliasing can absolutely ruin your images, but it doesn't have to be that way.

DIT stop. At anything other than the very top end of dramatic filmmaking, are digital imaging technicans really needed for most productions?

When you should NOT shoot 4K video

Published in Production

 Surely it's always best to shoot in the highest possible resolution? That's what we've always been told. But, sometimes, you should stick with, good, old fashioned, traditional HD, says Barry Braverman

Here are five useful tools that should enhance the workflow of video and film professionals.

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