RedShark News - Technology & Computing Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:57:24 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 8-bit or 10-bit? The truth may surprise you Quantized Rose

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.

  • 8 bit
  • 10 bit
  • codec
  • Codecs
  • quantization
  • quantisation
  • Camcorder
  • compression
    ]]> (Phil Rhodes) Technology & Computing Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000
    Why conspiracy theories rarely work out Why conspiracy theories rarely work out

    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.

    • Moon landings
    • conspiracy theories
    • rebuttal
    • NASA
      ]]> (Andy Stout, European Editor) Technology & Computing Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000
      Building a powerful Intel Skylake video editing workstation Editing in 4K? You might need one of these...

      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.

      • Computing
      • selfbuild
      • building computers
      • Intel Skylake
      • performance computers
      • Video Editing
        ]]> (Guest Author) Technology & Computing Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:00:00 +0000
        How to understand "Log" or Cine-style recordings How to understand

        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!

        • linear
        • Log
        • logarithmic
        • luminance
        • Canon
        • Canon Picture Styles
        • DSLR
        • BT709
 (Phil Rhodes) Technology & Computing Sun, 24 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000
          Why 4K to the home is not going to happen this year The Netflix globe: now mostly covered, now mostly slow

          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.

          • Netflix
          • Ultra HD
          • OTT
          • IPTV
          • Broadband
          • Broadband speed
   (Andy Stout, European Editor) Technology & Computing Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:04:04 +0000
            Should we fight to keep desktop computer development alive? Apple's Mac Pro: One of the most powerful desktop computers ever.

            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.

            • Desktop
            • mobile
            • Workstation
            • Processor speed
            • technology
     (Phil Rhodes) Technology & Computing Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:00:00 +0000
              New additions to Corsair's Vengeance memory line-up New Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory

              With recent entrants to its family of Vengeance DDR4 kits, it might be time to feed your workstation some Corsair memory. By Leo Waldock.

              • corsair
              • vengeance
              • LPX DDR4
              • ram
              • memory
              • workstations
       (Guest Author) Technology & Computing Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000
                Hydrogen fuel cells for drones and film production? Hydrogen fuel cells for use by film professionals?

                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).

                • hydrogen
                • fuel cells
                • drones
                • film equipment
                • technology
                • UAVs
         (Phil Rhodes) Technology & Computing Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000
                  How to make sure that aliasing doesn't spoil your day Aliasing and what to do about it

                  Aliasing can absolutely ruin your images, but it doesn't have to be that way.

                  • Aliasing
                  • fill factor
                  • low pass filtering
                  • production
                  • technology
           (Phil Rhodes) Technology & Computing Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000
                    The limits of compression and what they mean for cameras Jockeys graphic by

                    Compression and how it impacts camera development and pricing.

                    • compression
                    • camera design
                    • Development
                    • value engineering
                    • FMCG
                    • technology
             (David Shapton) Technology & Computing Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:00:00 +0000