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.

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...

Which is the best type of RAID setup?

Published in Technology & Computing

Here's our essential guide to all the different types of RAID setup.

Camera sensitivity is not as straightforward as you think

Published in Production

When we think of camera sensitivity it would be logical to think that brighter is better. But is this always the case?

Windows on ARM is an intriguing development

Published in Technology & Computing

Now that Windows 10 can be run on ARM chips, what does this mean for the future of Windows based workstations?

If you want to stabilise your shot, what's the best option?

Published in Production

Which is best, a gimbal or a device like a Steadicam?

Streaming delays are a major problem to overcome

Published in Production

Live streaming has opened up broadcasting opportunities across the board. But latency issues can throw a spanner into the works, and it's not an easy problem to solve.

Lighting flicker is turning into a big problem

Published in Production

If you've watched an episode of The Grand Tour and noticed the car LED headlights flickering during the slow motion shots, you've just witnessed an ever increasing problem with modern lights. Flicker. And it's not an issue that's solvable by traditional methods.

Review: We take a look at Dell's monstrously high resolution UP3218K monitor, a display that promises to show such fine detail that it can show even some of the highest resolution DSLR photos in their entirety.

Can't afford to make a film? Could you use CGI instead?

Published in Production

The cost of making a live action film is rarely anything to do with camera equipment, but instead the logistics and costs of locations and sets. Is CGI animation the solution for the cash strapped indie filmmaker?

There's a lot more to bitrates than you think

Published in Production

When is the bitrate not the bitrate? Codecs are a compromise between quality and storage space used. Phil Rhodes explains why the bitrate on the spec sheet is not always what you'll get when you record for real.

Despite all the advancements in digital technology some of us still do have an inner desire to shoot film. It's almost like a right of passage for someone who deals with moving images. Super 8 is often the go-to format for people on a budget, but Phil Rhodes disagrees and thinks that you should jump right into 16mm. Here's why.

Blackmagic Design's is going from strength to strength. Is it now the ultimate way to produce a project from start to finish without any need for round tripping?

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