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.

Review: Wireless focus devices are usually a dream item for a large proportion of filmmakers on low budgets. No longer. Phil Rhodes looks at a new remote focus system, the PD Movie Remote Air Pro 3, that promises power without the usual associated costs.

Anyone here got a big workstation stuffed with CPU cores, GPU cores, and memory? If you read no further, at least wander over to the folding@home site and volunteer the resources of your multi-core 8K-munching monster edit bay.

Review: The Tourbox is a new type of portable control surface that can be adapted to any software. Let's see how it performs!

The world is currently rich with monitors boasting all sorts of amazing specifications. Eizo’s ColorEdge CS2740 was announced around the end of last year and is described as “now shipping,” so if you’ve felt hampered by the mere 2560-pixel-wide image on an existing 27” display, you can now have one that will give you all 3840 at once.

Covid-19 is a big problem for film production

Published in Production

Film and television involves people travelling around the world, gathering in groups of new acquaintances, then going home again. Few groups, except airline cabin crews, are better placed to help a virus infect the world. It might not be completely unreasonable that a lot of film production has shut down, but it does create a pretty rough situation for a lot of freelancers.

Xilinxm invented the FPGA, something without which most modern gadgets would not function in the way they do. It's new Versal Premium device could well be a predictor of where computer technology is headed.

65mm film sales are at an all time high. Why?

Published in Production

Kodak is selling more 65mm film than ever before. Is the world going analogue once again?

Maxima 7 - Finally, a direct LED HMI replacement?

Published in Production

The Maxima 7 is a new LED light that the company claims can replace a 1200w HMI. Here's what we know.

Eizo has just announced its latest HDR reference monitor, which it claims is the world's first to have built in calibration sensors. This is a serious monitor for serious people.

Police, Camera, Stop! Why are journalists and camera users still being prevented from using cameras in public places despite official guidelines from senior police officers?

News of a new studio opening in the UK is welcome news, but is the current model of modernday production that is funding this new dawn sustainable in the long term?

Review: Blackmagic Design has a well deserved reputation for building gear that performs well in excess of its price tag. Phil Rhodes takes a look at the Video Assist 7" 12G HDR, a monitor/recorder that would appear to provide more brightness than you'll ever need. Let's take a closer look.

Page 1 of 71

Twitter Feed