RedShark News Technical Editor Phil Rhodes has had an extremely busy 2014. We dive into our archives and unearth his best articles of the past year, including how-to's, guides, opinion, reviews and conversations with Hollywood professionals.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has stupendous motion capture and CGI. It wouldn't have been possible without either of these techniques. But does this mean that you can make better films with better technology?

While still very much in the 'experimental' category, the one thousand core barrier has been broken by engineers at UC Davis and IBM.

In the first of a new multi-part series on HDR theory and practice, Phil Rhodes explains dynamic range in brief and the challenges in displaying HDR for production and distribution.

Vertical record players: we're glad this never caught on

Published in Audio

We take a look at a technological oddity of yesteryear, the vertical record player - an unneeded (and ultimately unwanted) engineering marvel.

I have a theory about technology. We all get very excited by things which are new and then forget about the good things we lose when we ditch the old tech for the new tech. So I like to imagine what it would be like if the old inventions had come along after the new ones

Is the future of the camera industry in the hands of the tablet makers? The recent rash of low-cost, powerful tablets like the Google Nexus 7 brings unheard-of power that will transform the way we relate to our cameras

Opinion: Modern operating systems haven't changed much since the middle of the 1990s. Perhaps OS developers need radical new thinking to save us from the next iteration of the past.

Sound quality is subjective, but there is a very good reason why you think vinyl sounds better.

 The graph above has been produced by Gabriel Dusil of Visual Unity and shows something rather interesting: that the adoption rate of entertainment technology is accelerating all the time and, rather than being too early, 4K is arriving at almost the perfect time.

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