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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.

The future progress of retro video

Published in Post & VFX

Phil Rhodes explores the appetite for retro by profiling some common film and video damage from the 'bad old days' that modern editors frequently use as a deliberate effect.

Here's the run-down on back-side illuminated sensors (like those in the recently announced Sony cameras) including how they differ from more conventional designs and why we're still waiting for an ideal solution.

Phil Rhodes reviews the Square One, a fluorescent 'panel' from Photon Beard that holds some distinct advantages over comparable LED units.

With some interesting recent developments in the way images are post produced, the Fraunhofer Institute's work on lightfield arrays is almost ready to leave the drawing board.

SmallHD just released a significant firmware update to its popular 500-series of field displays, including expanded LUT capabilities, RGB waveform parade, anamorphic desqueeze and more. But does this mean the 500-series monitors are now 'feature-complete'?

Why are we still using workstations?

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes believes that we're at the precipice of fundamental change in both computing and our relationship to it that harkens back to the mainframes and network terminals of the 1970s.

Zacuto Gratical HD OLED Viewfinder [RedShark Review]

Published in Production

Zacuto's Gratical HD is a phenomenally capable unit that, while limited to HD resolutions, is right at the top of the viewfinder pile.

Why matching daylight can be such a frustrating experience and a possible solution.

What's the relationship between ISO and Gain?

Published in Production

You can make a camera more sensitive by adding gain. But that boosts the noise as well. What exactly do we mean by a camera's ISO rating? 

An extremely portable, nicely engineered, fluorescent-tube-alike LED that almost redefines convenience - though at a price.

The more data images take up the more difficult it is to move them around effectively, which is where HDMI 2.0 and its recently added HDR-friendly 2.0a version come in.

RedShark Review: Zylight F8 LED Fresnel

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes recently had the chance to test Zylight's F8 LED fresnel and discovered some innovations that may differentiate it from the competition.

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