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.

RAID is not a backup system

Published in Technology & Computing

If you want true data integrity and a real backup system, RAID is not where you should be looking.

8K for €8K: Cinemartin's Fran nears release

Published in Production

When the first 4K camera became available for under four thousand units of currency, the aphorism “4K for 4K” was coined. Is Cinemartin's Fran camera the first 8K camera for under 8000 euros?

If you want a powerful laptop, there's a new brand in town... Walmart!

It was easy to overlook, but last month was special. Almost exactly ten years ago, Canon announced the first camera that offered large-sensor video shooting at a price that worked for consumers.

How do you choose a monitor for colour grading?

Published in Post & VFX

What are your options for grading monitors, for every type of budget? Phil Rhodes gives us the run down of the best options, some of which, miraculously, won't involve you needing to take out a second mortgage.

Why can't we have a perfect camera?

Published in Production

Why the quest for the perfect camera is a journey without end.

The Aputure Light Dome II is a very affordable soft box

Published in Production

RedShark Review: For fast light setups, could be just what you need.

The internet is full of camera tests, particularly ones that test codec compression. But you can't test this in the ways that it is often thought you can.

Review: The lowly tripod is often forgotten amongst the excitement of new camera releases. But Vinten has managed to design a tripod with truly revolutionary features in the form of its Flowtech range. Phil Rhodes takes a detailed look at this most important of gear pieces.

Review: Deity has upgraded it's shotgun mic in the form of the S-Mic 2, and it could give the long time market leader a good run for its money.

Review: The CineRangerFinder was clearly a very 'in demand' piece of kit judging by its crowdfunding success. Does the final product measure up? (See what we did there?!)

Ampere Computing's recently announced eMAG CPU gives us an enticing thought that maybe, just maybe we might be getting close to a time when we could self build an ARM based workstation. Whether we could actually run any known OS on it is quite another question however...

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