Saturday 27 May 2017
8K will absolutely be the new standard for filmmaking
RedShark Replay: Just in case this headline looks familiar to you, you’re right: we’ve been talking about this stuff for a long time. But a lot has changed, the world has moved on, and now, we’re no longer simply extrapolating from what’s gone before: we’re dealing with the real thing.
Saturday 15 Jul 2017
Why put a camera on your shoulder?
RedShark Replay: The traditional camera form factor as we know it has been shaped by technology that is now obsolescent. Maybe it is time to move on.
Thursday 06 Jul 2017
RED unveils dramatic new smartphone called Hydrogen
So, after a week of fevered speculation Jim Jannard has finally revealed the nature of RED's mystery project. It is a smartphone, it starts at $1195, and orders are being taken right now. Just calling it a smartphone doesn't quite do it justice, however. RED itself refers to it as "The world's first holographic media machine in your pocket."
Sunday 04 Jun 2017
How 8K video will be the new still photography
RedShark Replay: Each still frame in an 8K video is a 32 megapixel still image. It may just be that 8K video is the best way to capture still images in the future.
Friday 05 May 2017
What's going on at Canon? To understand, look at the EOS C700
What are Canon's priorities with video? Why hasn't it put more effort into making the 5D MK 1V a better video camera for shooting video? We think we know why.
Tuesday 06 Jun 2017
Canon EOS C200: The first full hands-on review
RedShark Review: Brett Danton has been using a Canon EOS C200 for a couple of days now. His verdict? This is the perfect entry-level RAW 4K cinema camera.
Tuesday 04 Jul 2017
A massive boost in bandwidth makes 8K inevitable and 16K feasible
RedShark Replay: A decade ago recording in 8K resolutions let alone broadcasting it looked about as realistic as a manned landing in the Andromeda Galaxy, but it was apparent at IBC that 8K is being lumped into a suite of media enhancements set to hit us by 2020 - or sooner. 8K is becoming a regular part of the conversation and what’s remarkable is that this is no longer a surprise.
Saturday 20 May 2017
The Great Monitoring Dilemma: how to preserve picture quality for the DIY filmmaker
RedShark Replay: What is the single greatest technical dilemma facing today's DIY filmmaker? Which Camera? Which OS? Which NLE? Which Plug-in? Which Colour Grading Software package? According to Craig Marshall, it’s none of the above. Instead, it’s all about the monitor.
Saturday 24 Jun 2017
When NASA calls a camera revolutionary, it really means it
RedShark Replay: This image is from a recent test of NASA’s QM-2 rocket motor, set to be the most powerful in the world when it debuts in 2018, and it is the first outing of the Space Agency’s equally impressive new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera.
Saturday 17 Jun 2017
Working with resolutions above 4K: We interview renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC
RedShark Replay: We asked cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, what it’s like to work in higher-than 4K resolutions using RED cameras and G-Technology storage.
Tuesday 06 Jun 2017
Apple's new 18-core iMac Pro is the most powerful Mac ever built
While the consumer press zeroed in their attention on the HomePod, the big news from Apple as far as our area of the industry goes was the surprise unveiling of a new $4999 iMac Pro. All this and more from WWDC 2017 in our comprehensive roundup by K Stewart.
Tuesday 25 Apr 2017
New firmware for Sony cameras
Sony latest firmware updates for the PMW-F55 and F5 unleash the ability to produce high 4K frame rates, while another for the FS5 is a possible game-changer for the sub-$6000 unit.
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Intel preps to launch Core i9, its first new processor line in years
It is only two weeks until Computex, the annual tech jamboree in Taipei, Taiwan, where we are increasingly confident that Intel will launch Core i9 and its HEDT (High-End DeskTop) platform, Basin Falls.
Friday 30 Jun 2017
Avid’s free Media Composer | First hits the servers
If you want a dramatic illustration of how much the industry has changed over the past few years, the free version of Avid Media Composer is as good a starting point as any.
Tuesday 18 Jul 2017
The real purpose of the RED Hydrogen smartphone
RED's Hydrogen is not just a smartphone or even primarily a phone at all. And that's the key to understanding its potential: this could be a whole new mobile computing platform with an unprecedented degree of flexibility and expansion.
Saturday 06 May 2017
How long does it take to colour grade a video?
A question I am asked all the time because producers are often not quite sure, is: “How long will it take to grade this?”. By Warren Eagles
Saturday 22 Jul 2017
Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever
RedShark Replay: Over forty years ago, Garret Brown came up with an unwieldy looking invention that promised to provide silky smooth shots without the use of dollies. Still at the top of its game and blurring the lines between art and science four decades later, the Steadicam — and the Steadicam operator — was born.
Saturday 17 Jun 2017
Just in case you doubted that 8K video is the new still photography...
Extracting still frames from 8K video is - in a sense - the ultimate in still photography. Here's a videofrom Vincent Laforet, a master of both arts, showing just how good this new technique is going to be.
Monday 03 Jul 2017
iOS 11 hits public beta - first impressions
After a barnstorming WWDC demonstration of iOS11’s transformative potential on iPad, a developer-only beta has been followed up by a public one. K Stewart sees whether the promise of the slickly edited demo bears out in reality.
Monday 22 May 2017
It really is time to stop talking about UHD
The term UHD doesn't help anyone… There’s no big revelation here. No massive paradigm change in technology. No seismic shift in our understanding of the universe. Just a slowly dawning realisation that something I’ve been saying for a long time has just been proved to me without a doubt.
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- Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 - (11358) The real purpose of the RED Hydrogen smartphone
- Saturday 22 Jul 2017 - (10929) Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever
- Thursday 20 Jul 2017 - (9048) Samsung launches HDR LED cinema screen
- Thursday 20 Jul 2017 - (8305) Why the Moon landing was not a hoax filmed in slow motion
- Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 - (875) Canon’s CN-E 18-80mm: a lot of lens for the money
- Monday 24 Jul 2017 - (507) Filmmakers love retro lenses... how about retro cameras?
- Monday 24 Jul 2017 - (1488) Sony FS5 update adds ability to change minimum ISO and more
- Monday 24 Jul 2017 - (1611) Are we at the tipping point where flash memory is the new normal?
- Sunday 23 Jul 2017 - (2159) Lumu Power: an impressively accurate iOS light meter