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Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes is a Cinematographer, Technologist, Writer and above all Communicator. Never afraid to speak his mind, and always worth listening to, he's a frequent contributor to RedShark.

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 Until now, it's been either very expensive or impossible to monitor your video on-set with the correct colour "look". The new DP7 from Small HD solves this with built-in real-time 3D LUT (Look Up Table) capability - at a surprisingly low price

Phil Rhodes asks whether we can expect a 4K Viper in the future and, with regret, concludes probably not.

Analysis: a second opinion on Blackmagic's Ursa

Published in Production

Ursa major or Ursa minor? Phil Rhodes takes an in-depth look at Blackmagic’s latest camera.

Analysis: Phil Rhodes takes a long slow look at the Cion, AJA’s first foray into acquisition.

Where next for Canon's Cinema Cameras?

Published in Technology

 In the midst of rumours about Canon's Cinema Camera range, Phil Rhodes looks at the problems posed by updating your camera range too soon.

Panasonic Varicam: Modular cameras are back!

Published in Technology

Modular cameras used to be a great idea, so why aren't they now? Panasonic makes a bit for this forgotten market sector with their new 4K-capable Varicam

 This cheeky design hints at 1970s Sci Fi retro. We don't know what the pictures look like but with a design like this, that's not the most important thing


ARRI's intriguing new ENG camera made another tantalizing appearance recently in London. RedShark's Phil Rhodes was there

It may be a smaller show but it's more intimate and there are some hidden gems if you look hard

What if the RED Dragon was a still camera?

Published in Technology


The technology in video and still cameras is converging, as still sensors become capable of video at very high resolutions. But why to some cameras cost 20 times more than others?

Opnions, although mostly favourable, are pretty mixed about Blackmagic's new 4K camera. So we've commissioned two completely independent reviews of this important new product. Here's the second, from experienced cinematographer Phil Rhodes

Opinion: Watch out for dubious LED claims

Published in Technology

Some LED manufacturers are making claims about efficiency that just don't make sense, says Phil Rhodes

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