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.

All about sensors, lenses and depth of field

Published in Technology & Computing

Replay: You can't go far without understanding the relationship between sensors, lenses and depth of field, only it's slightly more complicated than you might have thought!. Phil Rhodes makes it understandable.

How to avoid explosions and be safe

Published in Technology & Computing

Here's another chance to read this article. We assume an awful lot about the safety of the equipment we buy. With online sales, many of us are turning into personal importers, making us responsible for checking the safety of our products. Read this. It could save your or someone else's life!

Another chance to read about this fascinating debate. This was first published in April 2014. Just because we can do 16 bit, High Dynamic Range, 6K and 8K: does that mean we need it? Here's where to start in the debate

Lasers seem ideal for projection: pinpoint sharp and with the purest, most controllable of colours. And yet it's only now that we're seeing them in reality. And they don't work quite the way you might think, either

 Soon, we'll be able to make films with games technology

 Until now, it's been either very expensive or impossible to monitor your video on-set with the correct colour "look". The new DP7 from Small HD solves this with built-in real-time 3D LUT (Look Up Table) capability - at a surprisingly low price

Phil Rhodes asks whether we can expect a 4K Viper in the future and, with regret, concludes probably not.

Analysis: a second opinion on Blackmagic's Ursa

Published in Production

Ursa major or Ursa minor? Phil Rhodes takes an in-depth look at Blackmagic’s latest camera.

Analysis: Phil Rhodes takes a long slow look at the Cion, AJA’s first foray into acquisition.

Where next for Canon's Cinema Cameras?

Published in Technology & Computing

 In the midst of rumours about Canon's Cinema Camera range, Phil Rhodes looks at the problems posed by updating your camera range too soon.

Modular cameras used to be a great idea, so why aren't they now? Panasonic makes a bit for this forgotten market sector with their new 4K-capable Varicam

 This cheeky design hints at 1970s Sci Fi retro. We don't know what the pictures look like but with a design like this, that's not the most important thing

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