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.

Personal computers are now thousands of times faster than the fastest super computer 30 years ago, which took up a whole room. But modern processors come with their own flaws. Problems that go back the same amount of time.

Making LED lighting is not easy

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We now take LED lighting for granted, but acheiving a specific colour is actually quite complicated. Why is that?

The king is dead, long live the king. The new Magellan 65mm film camera from Logmar would seem to indicate that somewhere there's a market for new large format motion picture cameras. Phil Rhodes casts his eye on matters.

If you are looking for a 15" laptop for your editing, what are the current best options that offer the best price/performance ratio?

If you've ever dreamed of an 'affordable' Vistavision 8K digital cinema camera, the camera you've been waiting for could be just around the corner. Maybe.

New neural network AI developments from Google look set to completely revolutionise hardware.

People are making 8K stuff. [Opinion]

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If there's one thing that was made clear from this years NAB, it is that the number of 8K products is growing at an exponential rate.

Don't panic! Smart phones will not steal your job

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We are often told that smart phones will take over the filming world. While the two worlds, professional and amateur may well remain locked apart, the technology developed for both can still be mutually beneficial.

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.

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