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.

Redshark's only 10 months old, and our readership is growing all the time. So if you're a new arrival here you'll have missed some great articles from earlier in the year

Redshark's only 10 months old, and our readership is growing all the time. So if you're a new arrival here you'll have missed some great articles from earlier in the year

Analogue Film: the Sequel

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes looks at how Ferrania could be generating new prospects for photochemical film

Sone very nice still images from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera have appeared on the Blackmagic Forum. Our in-house Cinematographer, Phil Rhodes, casts an experienced eye over them

The crop factor controversy

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes shares his view on the use of "crop factor" to discuss focal lengths and the complications it can cause


We were first with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera but until now we haven't reviewed the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Here's Phil Rhodes' take on this fascinating device, which is now available for $1,000 less than the original price

In future, there may only be uncompressed video

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes reckons that the time to go uncompressed may be sooner than you think

Blackmagic's cameras are bringing a raw workflow to an uprecedented number of people, and also highllighting the difference between raw and "standard" ("Rec 709) video - the stuff we've been used to up to now. If it seems complicated, it will be a little bit less so once you've read Phil Rhodes' article.

With so many fast types of computer I/O now available (Thunderbolt, USB3, ESATA etc) Phil Rhodes explains everything you need to know about connecting storage to your computer

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.

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