Studio & Broadcast

The change from sending riders on horse back to communicating instantly across the world was transformative. Back then the communications infrastructure took decades to create. But now, we are seeing multiple revolutions occuring across only a few years.
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Replay: Why do we even bother shooting high quality footage when satellite and terrestrial broadcast compression throws it all away?
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Let’s start with a puzzle: is there any technology available that emits blue light and can be switched on and off really fast, without the filament lag of a tungsten lightbulb? Now, just to make this fun, let’s assume you aren’t allowed LEDs.
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Another chance to read Serge Golikov's excellent article on the the often-confusing matter of aspect ratios, letterboxing, and pillarboxing, giving RedShark readers a lesson of cinematic rectangles (in rectangles).
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Just why do companies like Netflix and Amazon insist on 4K HDR when the penetration of 4K TVs into the home is only just beginning? The classic television series The Prisoner is one of the best examples why shooting at the best quality now will reap rewards decades into the future.
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There’s nothing more joyful than an unexpected dance scene in a movie. A moment of pure wonder, a slightly uncomfortable break from reality, and the feeling that we’re watching something we shouldn’t be…
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Higher resolutions mean much higher storage requirements, don't they? Or do they? Phil Rhodes examines why higher resolutions can make for much more efficient compression.
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HDR is here, but not everything is rosey. Technology still has a way to go before giving us truly reliable, and versatile HDR in a consumer setting. But with challenges come solutions, and it could mean that before long everyone's TV could be reference quality.
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The ease at which we can now watch movies on demand is a great thing for choice. But has it meant that watching a film is no longer the 'event' that it used to be?
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It seems that every couple of months a new streaming service is announced. Gone are the days when you only had one or two big players. This may soon start to become a problem.
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GoT’s epic Season 8 Episode 3, The Long Night, was a murky disappointment for many viewers who simply couldn’t see what was going on [spoiler free].
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