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Preparing to shoot RAW

Published in Post & VFX

Peter J. Haas outlines how to go about planning a shoot that utilizes RAW image capture, including a file size comparison between DSLR formats and CinemaDNG , a discussion of shooting ratios and how this translates into storage requirements for a secure post-production environment

Automating camera moves artistically

Published in Production

For most people, repetition represents boredom. Doing the same thing again and again means not doing new things. A lack of innovation. An absence of creativity. But sometimes, the ability to repeat something, precisely and consistently, opens up new creative options, and can be instrumental in making something wonderful. Here's a perfect example

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

Developments in the field of magic lantern raw video continue to grow with news that developers have managed to get raw video support up and running on the Canon 50D, a 5 year old camera that predates the Canon 5D Mark II and which shipped without any video capability at all!

Testing times for the D800

Published in Technology & Computing

You may have seen some reaction to the news that the Nikon D800 has "failed" the BBC/EBU tests that indicate whether a camera is suitable for use in serious broadcast productions. But is this the whole story?

Buyer Beware!

Published in Business

I recently encountered a thread on one of my favourite forums in which someone was asking for opinions on a Canon EOS-60D package he'd seen on ebay. This package included the 60D body and extras including three lenses including a battery, charger, flash cards, various filters and diopters, cleaning kit, tripod, and more. All of this was neatly photographed and posted for sale on Ebay by a vendor we'll call, in order to protect the guilty, Pretty Cheap Digital, based in New York

RedShark Replay - another chance to see our most popular articles. It's one thing for cameras to be modular: that's a good thing; but should we really have to design our own custom rig for every new device?

Broadcast Quality Audio Field Recording with Prosumer Cameras and DSLRs ("Unlocking the Mysteries of ‘Phantom Power"). RedShark contributor Craig Marshall reports

Panasonic GH3: First user report - with video

Published in Production

The new Panasonic Lumix GH3 builds on its predecessor's video-friendly credentials, offering better compression and an all-round improved package. RedShark regular contributor Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions bought one, and put it through its paces

Canon set to release new EOS 70D camera

Published in Production

Based on a report from canonrumors.com, it seems the camera maker is launching the 70D, its update on the 60D crop sensor camera, very soon.

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