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.

Samsung's M9500 Blu-ray player, an early release in the field of HDR-compatible consumer devices and on show later this week at CES, could signal the start of a movement away from Dolby Vision.

You think you have it tough now. A behind-the-scenes video for 80's cult classic, The Last Starfighter,  provides an interesting mix of perspective regarding current challenges and nostalgia for the early days of computer graphics in films.

NewTek NDI gets NewBlue's Titler Live Broadcast

Published in IP Video

NewTek NDI's first third party sign-up, NewBlue's Titler Live Broadcast, boasts advanced titling and lower thirds graphics and could be the first in a wave of NDI-compatible applications.

What we can learn from the Blade Runner 2049 trailer

Published in Production

The teaser to the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel provides an excellent opportunity to gauge how we've progressed in the last 36 years of filmmaking, as well as a reminder to keep our expectations in check.

More Christmas gifts for the camera crew

Published in Production

From universal raw to the end of log formats to the ideal lens grip, Phil Rhodes continues his fantasy Christmas wishlist for the camera people in your life.

The Great Battery Mystery: Have you ever wondered why many devices from many manufacturers give inconsistent battery readings? We have the answer.

Christmas gifts for the camera crew

Published in Production

Throughout history many cultures have historically found several good reasons for a feast, with associated drinking and gift-giving, in the middle of a long, grim winter. Phil Rhodes has found his own: the desire for new camera kit that works the way it should do. Here begins his fantasy wish-list of the things he'd like to find gift-wrapped under his tree in the near future.

RedShark Review: Last month’s rollout of v2.3 firmware for the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K added 3D LUTs among a range of new features and elevated the $495 base price unit from an item of intrigue to a serious component of the filmmaking toolkit.

Sony is currently promoting its a6500 stills camera with some video of an impressively unsafe-looking pyrotechnic ritual from Japan's Chubu region.

The Core SWX Hypercore Slim is a battery that has been rather usefully designed to switch itself off when not in use.

RedShark Preview: Ossic Headphones

Published in Audio

We preview Ossic's new 3D headphones, another crowdfunding success story, assuming the final product can live up to the claims.

Why nothing beats the moving needle

Published in Audio

The white needle sweeping across a black background, or peak programme metering, still wins out over other options.

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