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 news that both Intel and AMD have multi-core chips ready to roll out of the fabrication plants this summer is going to be good news for workstation users.

Logos: is that real or is that CGI?

Published in Post & VFX

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.

Why compression is a disaster we should stop using

Published in Production

It has never been easier to shoot uncompressed, so why do we continue to insist on doing so?

Why Sony's FS700 is still a great camera five years on

Published in Production

Gear we like. It might be five years old now, which seems like a lifetime in the modern camera industry, but Sony's FS700 is still a mighty fine camera and that's even before you start talking about its high framerate capability.

IBM releases mammoth 15TB tape drive

Published in Technology & Computing

While it’s tempting to think of tape as a dead end format being rewound into obsolescence, the reality is a big different as IBM’s latest pushing of some fairly impressive boundaries demonstrates.

ARM, the company that has a powerful stranglehold on the mobile CPU market, recently announced the development of its first ISP which could have some major implications for mobile camera tech.

NAB 2017: Videowalls and monitors to the fore

Published in Production

As is traditional, Phil Rhodes wraps up this year’s NAB coverage with a quick look at the stories less covered and the things that it’d usually be necessary to have a good wander around the exhibits to notice.

Sony’s large-scale display wows the crowd

Published in Production

Notes from NAB: Sony's press conference at the weekend showed just how good LED videowalls have become.

VR: a technology still on the verge at NAB

Published in VR & AR

Notes from Vegas. Phil Rhodes gets the sense from NAB that VR hasn't moved forward from the ‘this is the next big thing’ stage to actually doing anything concrete about it. Surprisingly, there seems to be some uncertainty about HDR too.

JMR ICS Media MASSter 102: ruggedized data duplication

Published in Production

JMR's new ICS Media MASSter 102 promises the sort of ruggedized, portable data duplication system deigned from the ground up to survive life on set, not to mention the ability to duplicate 1TB in less than 50 minutes.

Why don't we just record everything uncompressed?

Published in Post & VFX

Not all codecs are created equal...

Could bioluminescence offer a better, more energy efficient, cleaner alternative to the current battery technology? French company Glowee seems to think so.

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