Technology & Computing

One from the archives: It’s a great pity that in order to enjoy the benefits of digital imaging, we must use pixels that may only be one of a comparatively small selection of colours, as opposed to the effectively infinite subtlety of nature. Phil Rhodes spreads light and understanding about quantization and noise.
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AKA: Yes, we did land on the Moon. It’s often been said that the problem with keeping conspiracies under wraps lies with the amount of people that would have to be involved, and now there’s a mathematical formula that describes it.
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Can you buy a complete computer system off-the-shelf (or online) that keeps up with modern 4K video editing requirements? H. Paul Moon reckons you can.
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Replay: Modern cameras have incredible dynamic range - but you can only access it if you use a "log" or "Cine-style" mode when you record. Phil Rhodes explains how this works, and wonders why there are so many non-standard ways to do it!
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The sensible conclusion that many people reached after CES was that you would not want to buy a television set that was anything but HDR 4K. Latest figures show that it’s going to be a long time before broadband speeds can deliver that content, however.
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While we enjoy the benefits of low power mobile processors every time we use our smartphones, Phil Rhodes urges further development for their desktop and workstation cousins.
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With recent entrants to its family of Vengeance DDR4 kits, it might be time to feed your workstation some Corsair memory. By Leo Waldock.
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We explore the topic of hydrogen fuel cells and discover that there are significant hurdles that must be cleared before it makes sense for use on film sets (and most other places).
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Aliasing can absolutely ruin your images, but it doesn't have to be that way.
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Compression and how it impacts camera development and pricing.
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One of the biggest surprise announcements from CES came in Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ keynote that Netflix is expanding its reach right around the globe in one fell swoop.
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