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  • Thunderbolt 3 and the problems with peripherals Friday 26 May 2017 Thunderbolt 3 and the problems with peripherals
    Intel is going to open up access to the Intellectual Property behind Thunderbolt 3 so that the IT industry will be able to manufacture Thunderbolt 3 hardware. And that’s a good thing…sort of… ...
  • Seven ways to get stability without a tripod Thursday 25 May 2017 Seven ways to get stability without a tripod
    The more mobile we get as content creators, the more cumbersome it becomes to bring a tripod along with us. But that doesn’t change the need for stable images and videos, so what is a shooter to do? Well, there are plenty of other ways to skin the stability cat.
  • We need to talk! Frame.io helps you communicate with your production colleagues [sponsored] Thursday 25 May 2017 We need to talk! Frame.io helps you communicate with your production colleagues [sponsored]
    Digital, file-based video, has brought untold benefits. Quality is up, and equipment costs are down. And now the internet means that we have a worldwide distribution network that allows anyone to can watch video almost anywhere. It’s win-win.
  • DJI Spark: the new entry level consumer drone Thursday 25 May 2017 DJI Spark: the new entry level consumer drone
    A spark of genius? DJI bills its new $499, cellphone-sized Spark drone as “the easy and fun camera drone for everyone.” ...
  • Logos: is that real or is that CGI? Wednesday 24 May 2017 Logos: is that real or is that CGI?
    Now, *this* is how to create a TV ident. Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française's original Eurovision logo was mixed in live from a camera pointed at a cat's cradle of string. Phil Rhodes reckons the all-pervasiveness of CGI means we've lost something along the way.

Editor's Pick

  • RedShark Awards winners for NAB 2017 Saturday 29 Apr 2017 RedShark Awards winners for NAB 2017
    Here are the winners of the RedShark awards for NAB 2017. Before we dive into the results, I’d like to thank everyone who wrote to us to nominate their products. Not everyone can win because there’s a finite number of awards, and to win one calls for something exceptional. And these winners are all exceptional.

Post & VFX

  • Logos: is that real or is that CGI? Wednesday 24 May 2017 Logos: is that real or is that CGI?
    Now, *this* is how to create a TV ident. Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française's original Eurovision logo was mixed in live from a camera pointed at a cat's cradle of string. Phil Rhodes reckons the all-pervasiveness of CGI means we've lost something along the way.

Business

  • RedShark West Coast writers wanted Friday 19 May 2017 RedShark West Coast writers wanted
    The RedShark team is off to Cinegear in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks and I just wanted to mention that we are looking for new writers in the US, particularly on the West Coast.  ...

Production

  • A brief guide to the most important image standards Friday 26 May 2017 A brief guide to the most important image standards
    Some of the most important aspects of producing video content in the modern age are governed by standards. Here is a brief rundown of some of the numbers we're most likely to encounter, and a quick summary of what they mean.

Technology & Computing

  • Thunderbolt 3 and the problems with peripherals Friday 26 May 2017 Thunderbolt 3 and the problems with peripherals
    Intel is going to open up access to the Intellectual Property behind Thunderbolt 3 so that the IT industry will be able to manufacture Thunderbolt 3 hardware. And that’s a good thing…sort of… ...

Studio & Broadcast

  • HDR: de-confusing the standards Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 HDR: de-confusing the standards
    For a new technology that looks set to be deployed without any damaging format wars, there is still plenty of confusion regarding HDR standards and what you should be looking for when thinking of purchasing a new TV set. Here’s the information you need.

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