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.

How to build a workstation: Choosing a CPU

Published in Technology & Computing

So many numbers and options! How do you go about choosing a CPU for your self build workstation?

At one time a good quality EVF was an essential part of any camera. It is after all the main way in which to frame a shot. Is it time more manufacturers started giving the good old EVF some love again?

The truth about bitrates

Published in Production

High bitrate figures are often promised, so why do the real world figures always fall short?

The isn't advertised as having dual base ISO like its more cinema focussed sibling, the . But then a video appeared puporting to show just such a capability. Is what we think is going on... going on?

This is a big reason why we need need smarter lighting

Published in Production

Some of Kino-Flo’s lights have, for a while, allowed the user to select the camera in use. As far as we know, Kino is the only company to offer this. Why is it important and is it something other manufacturers need to do?

Here's our roundup of display technology at IBC

Published in Production


More affordable HDR displays were the name of the game at this year's IBC Show.

Here's our round-up of lenses at IBC 2019

Published in Production

If you like shiny new lenses, IBC 2019 was definitely one of the best places to see them, and this year the name of the game was 'anamorphic'.

Video compression could be made a thing of the past

Published in Production

Once storage becomes incredibly cheap, the need for compressed footage in cameras could dissappear into obscurity... Or will it?

This how one man pioneered movie sound as we know it

Published in Production

He was the first production sound recordist, and he was the first ever production sound mixer. Without his work, movie sound techniques as we know them might not have existed. This is a look back on one of the most important people in film sound, George Robert Groves.

You don't need to be a computer engineer to build one. In fact you'll end up with a machine that suits you down to the ground.

Ever larger sensors now mean that we might need to redefine what is expected of video zoom lens design, and it's all down to those pesky laws of physics.

Metadata was to be one of the big time savers of video and film production. But how effectively it works depends on how good the data that went into it was in the first place. Enter machine learning and AI, which could eventually provide the ultimate in fast and fluid searches for video.

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