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.

Why doesn't your video play smoothly?

Published in Production

It's subtle, but once you see it you can't unsee it. Subframe jitter causes unnatural motion, and you could be fooled into thinking it's your equipment at fault. But it isn't an easy problem to solve. 

Just what does anamorphic really mean?

Published in Production

Think you know what anamorphic means? Phil Rhodes takes us through the mysterious world of none square pixels and cliched lense flares. 

The seemingly unstoppable rise of autofocus

Published in Production

Boon or bane? Whatever the individual feelings on AF there's no denying it's an ever-more present part of all of our lives. It's also a technology on the verge of becoming even more capable.

Kyno media management software receives major update

Published in Post & VFX

The well-regarded Kyno media management system from Lesspain Software has just received a comprehensive update that adds the ability to put LUTs on the image and more.

A tech wishlist for the rest of 2018

Published in Production

Leaving jetpacks and holidays on the Moon aside, now that CES 2018 is over what technology are we still waiting to come down the pipe to make the whole business of producing video easier?

Just when you think the days of mechanical storage are ebbing, Toshiba has come along and injected new life into the technology with a rather staggering 14TB drive, without the need for shingling.

Do large sensors produce better picture geometry?

Published in Production

We know big chips are better for light capture and dynamic range. But does a larger chip produce a quantifiably better picture geometry than a smaller one? Can we even define what those extra qualities are? Phil Rhodes investigates whether it can be proven, or whether it is all just hot air.


Don't leave home without these essentials

Published in Production

When it comes to filming, the camera you own is often not as important as the support gear you have. Phil Rhodes investigates some of the most important parts of the equipment bag you shouldn't be without, while avoiding giving your bank account cause for concern. 

RedShark Review: If you need to create a lot of titles as well as working quickly, the latest Titler Pro 6 from NewBlueFX could be just the ticket.

Fiilex new LED lights are ideal for small studios

Published in Production

New power efficient LEDs from Fiilex look to be ideally suited to small to medium studio setups. 

Pardon us while we drool. This new camera system using Hasselblad's H6D-100C back has caught our attention, and we're sure it will yours too. 

What is Sharp's new 8K camera like in the flesh? Phil Rhodes left on a jet plane, knew exactly when he'd be back again, and went to Phoenix, Arizona to find out!

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