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.

Google aims to transform VR with lightfield technology

Published in VR & AR

While Lytro may be no more, lightfields are still a big, and very useful field of research. And this latest system from Google aims to transform the way VR is captured.

How developers are effectively making VR possible in small spaces. A bit like a virtual version of Doctor Who's TARDIS.

The cutting edge of CGI is back with SIGGRAPH 2018

Published in VR & AR

SIGGRAPH is upon us once more. Phil Rhodes takes a look back on its history and where things are heading in 2018.

Top end VHS gear is now extremely inexpensive, which is great if you are a retrohead wanting to copy your old media at the highest quality possible for digital storage. 

We reviewed Dell's Precision 7720 monster mobile workstation recently. This is clearly an impressive computer. Phil Rhodes gives us his second opinion as a PC user. And is it really a workstation? 

Review: We take a look at this highly compact, yet very promising Thunderbolt 3 based video input/output box unit AJA (Updated with new information from AJA)

Whether for nostalgic reasons or for fun, old technology still often has a use. But once we lose the original equipment and all our VHS and gaming memories are left gathering dust, will it ever be possible to revive them using original hardware?

JVCs Connected Cam promises to be the most versatile and adaptable ENG camera yet. We take a good look at what it can do in this detailed preview.

Where are the jet packs?! Sometimes technology headlines promise a lot, but the reality often falls short of the dream. Phil Rhodes takes a look at some products that never seem to materialise, and some that might.

Away from the noise of the internet, those who are on the coalface of production are often using kit that could be construed as being 'old' and obsolete. Except that it isn't, and there's a very good reason why they are using it.

Cinemartin's 8K Fran camera can now be confirmed as a very real thing. No longer vapourware, the company has released new images of the camera along with some sample video.

Simplifying the way our devices communicate down to a single technology would be ideal. But will it happen, can it happen, and is it the best way?

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