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.

How can we store our huge file sizes in 2018?

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Just what are our options for long term storage of today's huge file sizes?

A trend that we saw at NAB 2018 was that the small chip camera is anything but dead. In fact they seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance.

Will LED lights replace colour gels?

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LED lighting is getting better all the time, and new multi-colour options look like they could eventually spell the end of traditional gels.

It is only when you view the latest in LED display technology that you realise just how good things are now. And they will only get better.

Realtime ray tracing used to be the Holy Grail of 3D graphics. It was once thought impossible, but recent demos are suggesting otherwise. Even if it might require a lottery win in order to do yourself!

We visited Canon's new facility in Burbank to take a close up look at the new a camera that has got a lot of people talking.

A lot is made about dynamic range in modern cameras. But can it really, truly be measured easily and accurately?

ProRes RAW could be a new dawn in raw video shooting. Phil Rhodes takes a look at the complexities involved in bringing such a unified raw codec to fruition.

How to use your phone to diagnose problem lighting

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Light flicker is the bane of many a camera operator, and it isn't always caused by the mains frequency. Here's how to diagnose problem lights with your phone!

Each time a new top of the range smartphone is released, it seems as though mobile video and photography takes another step forward. The Huawei P20 Pro looks to be no exception to this. Phil Rhodes looks further.

Creating a large diffuse light source can be a tricky thing to do at the best of times, especially on lower budgets. But Aladdin Lights has a potential solution with its forthcoming Fabric-Lite system.

All future predictions thought that by now cheap solid state storage would be normal, and that traditional mechanical HDDs would be a thing of the past. How wrong they were. Phil Rhodes looks at why this is, and how traditional hard drives have seen a lot more development recently that you might have expected. 

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