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 king is dead, long live the king. The new Magellan 65mm film camera from Logmar would seem to indicate that somewhere there's a market for new large format motion picture cameras. Phil Rhodes casts his eye on matters.

If you are looking for a 15" laptop for your editing, what are the current best options that offer the best price/performance ratio?

If you've ever dreamed of an 'affordable' Vistavision 8K digital cinema camera, the camera you've been waiting for could be just around the corner. Maybe.

New neural network AI developments from Google look set to completely revolutionise hardware.

People are making 8K stuff. [Opinion]

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If there's one thing that was made clear from this years NAB, it is that the number of 8K products is growing at an exponential rate.

Don't panic! Smart phones will not steal your job

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We are often told that smart phones will take over the filming world. While the two worlds, professional and amateur may well remain locked apart, the technology developed for both can still be mutually beneficial.

A trend that we saw at NAB 2018 was that the small chip camera is anything but dead. In fact they seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance.

Will LED lights replace colour gels?

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LED lighting is getting better all the time, and new multi-colour options look like they could eventually spell the end of traditional gels.

It is only when you view the latest in LED display technology that you realise just how good things are now. And they will only get better.

Realtime ray tracing used to be the Holy Grail of 3D graphics. It was once thought impossible, but recent demos are suggesting otherwise. Even if it might require a lottery win in order to do yourself!

We visited Canon's new facility in Burbank to take a close up look at the new C700 FF, a camera that has got a lot of people talking.

A lot is made about dynamic range in modern cameras. But can it really, truly be measured easily and accurately?

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