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.

Canon may be building a 75 megapixel DSLR

Published in Technology & Computing

There are rumours that Canon are in the process of building a 75-megapixel DSLR

It’s been a summer of superb innovation from the stunningly talented group that call themselves Magic Lantern. Not content with turning Canon EOS cameras in to RAW video monsters, their  latest innovation is breathtaking: an extra 3 stops of dynamic range. Phil Rhodes explains how they’ve done it

How to understand waveform and vector displays

Published in Production

RedShark Replay: One from the archives. Gone are the days when a light meter and a trained eye was enough; to do better, we need technological measures and test & measurement equipment.

The Taste of Dolphins

Published in Business

Phil Rhodes looks at whether we can really make meaningful comparisons between high quality cameras using Vimeo, and whether it matters at all

Unbolted Thunderbolt

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes explores the potential security problem which Thunderbolt-equipped computer users should be aware of as the Mac Pro goes slot-less

How fast is your computer inside?

Published in Technology & Computing

Digital video has always meant moving a lot of data around inside a computer. And as computers get ever more powerful, Phil Rhodes explains what really goes on inside your video workstation.

RAID: Everything you need to know

Published in Technology & Computing

RedShark Replay: Phil Rhodes explains the background and the (then) latest developments in the ever-evolving world of RAID (first published in July 2013).

The ups and downs of film finance

Published in Business

It is, to put it mildly, no great secret that the film industry can be a somewhat difficult place to find work, in a similar way that the north face of the Eiger can be a somewhat difficult place for an afternoon stroll

These days you often find that the most cutting-edge technology is in our smartphones and not our cameras. But the professional and the consumer markets do cross-fertilise, and it benefits us all

GH2 and GH3's hidden talents with lenses

Published in Production

Panasonic's GH2 and GH3 cameras have some amazing hidden talents. The best known is superb video quality, but another one is the ability to use different types of lenses, to an almost comical degree!

Here's how to make your films look good

Published in Production

RedShark Replay: You don't have to rely on digital methods to give a film a distictive "look". Phil Rhodes explains.

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