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.

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?

Will cloud archiving ever be a reality?

Published in Technology & Computing

The cloud has promised us many things that will apparently change the way we do our computing forever. But will cloud based archive ever be a real thing?

The concept of open source software promises a utopia of free software that rivals the best commercially made products. But has it ever fulfilled this aim, and what is its future?

Here's our tribute to the rather heavyweight, yet incredibly adaptable workhorse, the Fisher 10 Dolly. One of the unsung heroes of film and video.

Are we too sensitive about noise?

Published in Production

Feature films of days gone past were really quite grainy compared to the pictures produced by a modern digital camera. We didn't complain too much then and just accepted it as part of the look. Should we be placing less emphasis on noise if it means a more emotionally resonant picture is produced?

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