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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.

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.

Magic Lantern adds 4K RAW to Canon 5D Mk III

Published in Production

Despite rather ‘foolishly' announcing it on April 1st, it seems that Magic Lantern has indeed managed to add the ability to record 4K RAW to the venerable Canon 5D Mk III.

What can we expect from this year's NAB?

Published in Production

With 2017's tradeshow season in full swing, Phil Rhodes looks ahead to the biggest of them all, NAB, and makes some predicitoins of what we can expect to see in the vast halls of the Las Vegas Convention Centre this time round.

Sony adds HDR capabilities to live production cameras

Published in Production

Sony's recent announcement of its intention to update some of its live broadcast gear with HDR capability is both interesting and rather well-timed.

If you can't wait for a new Mac Pro or don't fancy journeying down the evolutionary cul-de-sac that the tweaked version of the current trashcan design represents, Phil Rhodes considers the alternatives.

Batteries with better performance than the currently available Li-Ion bricks aren’t exactly around the corner, but new findings hint at a huge step forward in battery technology. Two scientists are working on a solid-state battery based on glass and sodium. Will someone pass me the salt, please?

New Sony Digital Filter app emulates ND filter

Published in Production

Sony’s new Digital Filter app emulates the behaviour of a graduated ND filter, allowing the user to set different exposure compensation values for each of three horizontal bands across the image.

How to get MacBook performance for less

Published in Technology & Computing

If you are among the seemingly growing numbers of people looking beyond Cupertino for their next machine, Phil Rhodes looks at some Windows alternatives and how you can get that MacBook performance for less money.

Rolling shutter is an issue at all levels of camerawork. One solution to get rid of it though is to synchronise the light frequency to the camera, and one of the few lights that actually accepts a synchronising signal from a camera is Outsight's Creamsource LED panels.

Fujinon's new MK 18-55mm lens on test

Published in Production

RedShark Review: Short zooms often cover the 18 to 55mm range; whether they're intended for stills or motion picture use, they're workhorses. So, Fujinon’s release of the E-mount MK 18-55mm lens for cameras with Super-35mm sensors is going to be a good fit for a lot of people.

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