Phil Rhodes

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6 August, 2020

The great Fujinon broadcast zoom lens roundup. Which is best for documentary?

Phil Rhodes thoroughly tests out five of Fujinon's broadcast zoom lenses to find out what each of them offers documentary style filmmakers.          ...

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30 July, 2020

Gigabyte Aero 17 XA review: A competition beating powerhouse [sponsored]

The Gigabyte Aero 17 XA has some pretty nifty specs on paper. How does it stack up in the real world, and more importantly against the competition?...

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27 July, 2020

Rosco Opti-Sculpt is a totally new way to diffuse and control light

We all want more light for less power. So far, most of the industry has concentrated on making more efficient lightbulbs, and that's been great, but...

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24 July, 2020

Is VVC compression a Holy Grail or another licensing nightmare?

The newly announced VVC codec promises great things, but will it gain widespread adoption or become mired in licensing and royalty issues?

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23 July, 2020

Creamsource Vortex8: This could redefine what an LED light can be

It takes quite a bit for the world to sit up and take notice of a new LED lighting panel, but the newly-announced Creamsource Vortex8 has a spec...

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22 July, 2020

Not all EF lenses work alike, here's why

Putting an EF lens onto an EF mount camera body does not always guarantee compatibility. Here's why you might sometimes encounter problems on third...

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6 July, 2020

Fujifilm X-T4 review: High frame rates and extremely quiet images

We find that Fujifilm's X-T4 is a well featured, high performing hybrid mirrorless camera with the added bonus of high frame rates. The Fujifilm X-T4

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3 July, 2020

Laowa's 9mm full-frame lens is one of the widest of its type

The new Laowa 9mm rectilinear lens, designed for full-frame cameras, is the widest lens of its type on the market.                                The...

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1 July, 2020

The Luminaries: Dark cinematography, artistic or just difficult to watch?

The BBC is in the news again, and not for the first time it's because of its cinematography decisions in The Luminaries. Has artistic license gone...

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27 June, 2020

How can video and film production work in a Covid-19 world?

As people return to work around the world, can the production world operate effectively and safely with Covid-19 still rife?                ...

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