Saturday 25 May 2019
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
Saturday 06 Jul 2019
What happens after Moore's Law? It's not what you think!
This was a hugely popular article when it first appeared. Here's another chance to read about what might happen after Moore's law!
Saturday 13 Jul 2019
Opinion: Will all cameras eventually have to have Global Shutters?
Here's another chance to read this great article by Phil Rhodes on why cameras need global shutters. Cheaper, cinematic cameras come with a cost - they tend to have Rolling Shutters, which means that rapid movement can be skewed. The ability to buy cameras with global shutters at all price points can't come soon enough, according to Phil Rhodes
Sunday 07 Jul 2019
Can Cinematography be too good?
Replay: Are we getting too carried away with glossy, beautiful, some might say pretentious looking productions, when often a simpler production style would be better?
Saturday 15 Jun 2019
What's it like using a top-end camera (the Sony F65) on a low-budget indie film?
Replay - Although a few years old now, this article highlights the challenges of using a high end camera on low budget shoots: Unlike the vast majority of independent films, we decided to film “La Vie Nous Appartient” with a high-end camera - in this case, the Sony F65. This might have seemed a somewhat daunting task, considering our more than low budget, and our choice to film all by hand in a rocky terrain. But it was important to us to give our sensitive story the quality it deserved
Saturday 29 Jun 2019
Why the film look still matters in the digital age
Replay: Analogue systems are not intrinsically better than digital ones, but they are tied up in the complex history of what sounds and images mean to us and explain why they, and the 'film look', remain so important.
Sunday 14 Jul 2019
The dramatic ways that technology has changed editing
RedShark Replay: Roland Denning profiles the way that technology has changed the editing process from the times when machines like the tape splicer above were cutting edge.
Friday 14 Jun 2019
Here's what happens when DJI and GoPro go head to head
The Osmo Action has really grabbed the attention of action camera fans recently and has quickly become a hot ticket. In the first of a two part review, we take a close look at what the camera has to offer. Can it knock the king off its throne?
Tuesday 21 May 2019
Apple is inching closer to revealing its new generation Mac Pro.
Apple's Worldwide Developer's conference is scheduled for June 3-7 this year. It's entirely possible that we'll see the new Mac Pro for the first time. And when we do, it will be a big deal.
Tuesday 04 Jun 2019
Apple's incredible pivot back to professionals
Apple flexed its trillion dollar value with impressive two and a half hour developers’ conference and surprising new hardware.
Saturday 27 Apr 2019
The History of VFX - Part One: From Mary Queen of Scots to Citizen Kane
Replay: Part One of our six-part series looking at the history of VFX starts back with early pioneers such as Georges Melies developing the optical effects that Orson Welles would use to such dramatic effect nearly half a century later.
Saturday 18 May 2019
How to work with high ISO
Replay: Barry Braverman took the ISO 5000 Panasonic Varicam 35 out for a night shoot in Paris, an experience which has left him with some very definite opinions on the difficulties of shooting at high ISO.
Thursday 11 Jul 2019
A new full-frame camera from SIGMA that's both surprising and different
Just when you think Summer is quiet, Sigma go and announce one of the most interesting new full-frame hybrid stills/cinematography cameras we've seen in a long time.
Saturday 08 Jun 2019
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 - Our first impressions of this potentially revolutionary camera
With our review of the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 forthcoming, here our are first impressions and a little background to the camera.
Saturday 22 Jun 2019
How to Make a DCP (Digital Cinema Package)
Digital projection has opened up lots of possibilities for independent film producers, but the process involved in creating the neccesary compatible Digital Cinema Package could have a few pitfalls for first timers. Neil Oseman takes us through his own experiences.
Friday 07 Jun 2019
Apple's Mac Pro Afterburner. What just happened?
The new Mac Pro's Afterburner is impressive. But it's even more revolutionary than it seems.
Friday 24 May 2019
These are the five top action cameras to look out for in 2019
The action camera market is, if you look at it as a whole, a pretty crowded place. But while there are a lot of different models available, there are surprisingly few that stand out as being exceptional. Until now. 2019 looks like it is hotting up where action cameras are concerned, with new announcements from the likes of Feiyu Tech and now DJI.
Tuesday 16 Jul 2019
The wonder chip that's cropping up in our video devices
FPGAs are like miracle chips. They're fast and reprogrammable, and they extend the lifespan of products that contain them
Tuesday 09 Jul 2019
This may be the fastest video editing technology anywhere
With a video editor in a browser that works with a 2MBit/s connection, Blackbird has some seriously impressive technology
Monday 10 Jun 2019
Think the new Mac Pro is too expensive? It isn't.
It’s shiny, it’s powerful, and it looks like it could shred a pound of cheddar in the time it takes to say “Afterburner”. But is it too expensive? I don’t think so.
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- Saturday 13 Jul 2019 - (31467) Opinion: Will all cameras eventually have to have Global Shutters?
- Sunday 7 Jul 2019 - (27485) Can Cinematography be too good?
- Sunday 14 Jul 2019 - (20767) The dramatic ways that technology has changed editing
- Thursday 11 Jul 2019 - (12080) A new full-frame camera from SIGMA that's both surprising and different
- Thursday 18 Jul 2019 - (426) The loss of the Artist controllers is a missed opportunity for Avid [opinion]
- Thursday 18 Jul 2019 - (840) DJI unveils new Ronin-SC gimbal with a focus on travel portability
- Wednesday 17 Jul 2019 - (838) This video edited itself!
- Wednesday 17 Jul 2019 - (847) Sony gets even tougher with new SD cards and speedy USB hub
- Wednesday 17 Jul 2019 - (813) Small doorways mean bigger TVs