Saturday 14 Oct 2017
FPGAs: the processing miracle in our video tech
RedShark Replay: Although four years old, this, one of our most popular articles is as relevent today as it was back then. FPGAs are modern miracles of technology. They're silicon chips whose hardware configuration can be set up and changed with software. They provide the flexibility of software with the speed of hardware, and are what allow small companies to build products with big capabilities. FPGA expert Tony Cole reports
Monday 28 Aug 2017
11 things video editors wish they could say to camera operators and DOPs
RedShark Replay: Always good to read editor and blogger Jonny Elwyns' handy list for shooters and camera ops on the many ways to not only keep their editors happy, but make them even happier.
Saturday 26 Aug 2017
We may have solved the mystery of why film just looks better
RedShark Replay: It just won’t go away, will it? However much you can prove with specifications that digital video is indisputably better than film, there’s a stubborn feeling that there’s more to it than the simple-to-prove facts. We think we've identified one, subtle, process that helps film to store more visible information than digital.
Saturday 09 Sep 2017
The truth about colour. This is stuff every film-maker should know about.
RedShark Replay: Guest author John Clark of Berlin Picture Company explores why there's so little consistency of colour across broadcast platforms and what the industry may need to remedy the problem.
Saturday 21 Oct 2017
Why can't there just be one, really good, codec?
RedShark Replay: The one where Phil Rhodes doesn't mince his words in wondering why not!
Saturday 28 Oct 2017
HEVC/H.265: Everything you need to know
RedShark Replay: With H.265 only just becoming common in devices, we revisit this article from 2013 as Phil Rhodes explores the background to HEVC/H.265, and explains what makes it so good at compressing video. Read this if you want to know how almost all video - including 4K - will be delivered in the near future.
Saturday 02 Sep 2017
The Commodore Amiga: Once upon a time this was what we used to produce digital video
RedShark Replay: A trip down memory lane in the company of the venerable Commodore Amiga 4000, one of the formative machines from the age of digital video.
Sunday 05 Nov 2017
One technique to improve your edits
RedShark Replay: Jonny Elwyn on one technique to make any edit you are working on much more effective - make it shorter.
Tuesday 24 Oct 2017
"The Canon C200 has no equal at its size and price"
The best way to find out a camera's flaws is to use it on a fully fledged shoot. And you can't get a much better testing ground than with -15 degree temperatures while filming a commercial for one of the worlds most prestigious car makers. Brett Danton writes about his experiences with the C200 and why he thinks it's the best camera for the price.
Sunday 12 Nov 2017
If you’re wondering about 8K workflows, this might help
RedShark Replay: With Sharp's recent announcement, 8K is becoming more commonplace much faster than previously thought. Recently we've been working with RED and G-Technology to look at some of the issues surrounding working with greater than 4K resolutions. This time, we're looking at workflows.
Wednesday 06 Sep 2017
Venice is the new 6K full frame CineAlta camera from Sony
Sony has debuted Venice, its flagship full-frame CineAlta cinema camera first teased at Cinegear 2017.
Tuesday 05 Sep 2017
Sony RX0: probably the best action cam so far!
Is it a GoPro rival, or does it belong in a category of its own? It may be slightly ambiguous as to where the new RX0 is precisely aimed, but it could well be the answer that some producers have been looking for, marrying action camera capabilities with high quality 4K recording.
Friday 13 Oct 2017
Blade Runner 2049 is a cinematic masterpiece - Here's why
35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hit cinemas last week to widespread critical acclaim. While director Denis Villeneuve has received his fair share of praise, many have highlighted the exceptional work of cinematographer Roger Deakins, suggesting it may finally win the 13-times-nominated DP an Oscar. Neil Oseman takes a look at the photographic style Deakins employed for the sci-fi sequel and how it plays into the movie’s themes.
Saturday 19 Aug 2017
Windows vs macOS: Does it even matter anymore?
RedShark Replay: As computer operating systems become increasingly invisible, the differences between the platforms dwindle, easing the user's jump from one to the other.
Monday 02 Oct 2017
How you can shoot raw video using nothing but £200 and an old DSLR
Can you really build a useful raw video rig using nothing more than an old DSLR, a firmware hack, and a spare £200? Phil Rhodes finds out whether it is possible.
Tuesday 12 Sep 2017
Canon announces two new fixed lens 4K camcorders with high frame rate capabilities
You know that 4K has become mainstream when all price tiers are covered. And in this latest announcement from Canon, we can truly say that the market now has a 4K camera available for everyone.
Wednesday 13 Sep 2017
HP boasts new workstation is ‘the most powerful on the planet’
HP’s new HP Z8 G4 workstation promises the ability to edit 8K in realtime and heads a trio of new desktop machines with some serious grunt.
Friday 18 Aug 2017
Canon's powerful lower priced low light alternative
RedShark Review: A cousin of the remarkable 4 million ISO ME20F-SH, the Canon ME200S-SH shares the same form factor and is essentially a box with a sensor inside of it. That means that from straight shooting to drones to gimbal mounts, there is a lot you can do with it.
Monday 30 Oct 2017
FCP X: Major new update. Impressive new features
Apple is clearly trying hard to prove to professionals that they haven't been forgotten. The latest version of FCP X is further proof that it is still an important market segment for it.
Friday 06 Oct 2017
RED surprises everyone with a new full-frame 8K sensor: meet Monstro 8K VV
RED extends its lead in 8K cinematography with a new, improved full frame 8K sensor
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- Thursday 16 Nov 2017 - (1480) DeckLink 8K Pro: Blackmagic leads the way for 8K mass adoption