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.

Windows on ARM is an intriguing development

Published in Technology & Computing

Now that Windows 10 can be run on ARM chips, what does this mean for the future of Windows based workstations?

If you want to stabilise your shot, what's the best option?

Published in Production

Which is best, a gimbal or a device like a Steadicam?

Review: We take a look at Dell's monstrously high resolution UP3218K monitor, a display that promises to show such fine detail that it can show even some of the highest resolution DSLR photos in their entirety.

Can't afford to make a film? Could you use CGI instead?

Published in Production

The cost of making a live action film is rarely anything to do with camera equipment, but instead the logistics and costs of locations and sets. Is CGI animation the solution for the cash strapped indie filmmaker?

There's a lot more to bitrates than you think

Published in Production

When is the bitrate not the bitrate? Codecs are a compromise between quality and storage space used. Phil Rhodes explains why the bitrate on the spec sheet is not always what you'll get when you record for real.

Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve software is going from strength to strength. Is it now the ultimate way to produce a project from start to finish without any need for round tripping?

Google aims to transform VR with lightfield technology

Published in VR & AR

While Lytro may be no more, lightfields are still a big, and very useful field of research. And this latest system from Google aims to transform the way VR is captured.

How developers are effectively making VR possible in small spaces. A bit like a virtual version of Doctor Who's TARDIS.

The cutting edge of CGI is back with SIGGRAPH 2018

Published in VR & AR

SIGGRAPH is upon us once more. Phil Rhodes takes a look back on its history and where things are heading in 2018.

Top end VHS gear is now extremely inexpensive, which is great if you are a retrohead wanting to copy your old media at the highest quality possible for digital storage. 

We reviewed Dell's Precision 7720 monster mobile workstation recently. This is clearly an impressive computer. Phil Rhodes gives us his second opinion as a PC user. And is it really a workstation? 

Review: We take a look at this highly compact, yet very promising Thunderbolt 3 based video input/output box unit AJA (Updated with new information from AJA)

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