Saturday 07 Sep 2019
How to understand waveform and vector displays
RedShark Replay: One from the archives. Gone are the days when a light meter and a trained eye was enough; to do better, we need technological measures and test & measurement equipment.
Monday 30 Sep 2019
Forget 8K, are you ready for 32K?
With 8K suddenly all the rage and as specifications for 8K tellies have just been agreed, there are already concrete steps to double and even quadruple the number of pixels for display.
Sunday 03 Nov 2019
What you need to know about Aspect Ratios and Letterboxing
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).
Saturday 24 Aug 2019
This may be the most important stuff you can know about digital video
Replay: (This article is one of our earliest, but it is still applicable now) This is a topic that nothing else makes much sense without. If you don't understand this stuff, you're likely to make mistakes all the time with video - especiallly now that we're into an era of complex raw workflows and grading. Luckly, you're in safe hands. Phil Rhodes is an expert: he's not just a cinematographer but an engineer as well.
Saturday 26 Oct 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 31 Aug 2019
Making sounds in the editing room
RedShark Replay: Guest Author Vladomir Boboshin details exactly what you can do when your role shifts from editor to emergency sound designer.
Saturday 21 Sep 2019
Here's something impossible, being done.
This is an older RedShark article that we're republishing today, because it doesn't matter how many times we see this demo of Melodyne: it's simply amazing, and that's because this is something that isn't supposed to be possible
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
Sony’s 40th Anniversary Walkman has a very cute trick
Nostalgia for the early days of the digital age moves on to Sony’s once ubiquitous music player, the venerable Walkman. Hang on, is that a cassette we see?
Saturday 19 Oct 2019
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 12 Oct 2019
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.
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019
The RED Komodo - What is it, and what does it mean for the Industry?
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding RED's new and mysterious new Komodo camera. We take a closer a look to find out what it is, and what it isn't, as well as what it might mean for the industry as a whole.
Friday 06 Sep 2019
Review: The Laowa 100mm f2.8 2:1 macro lens has a lot going for it
There are a lot of established lens brands out there so when a relative newcomer emerges it can be tough to gain any sort of foothold. Laowa are such a brand from Venus Optics. Chris Foreman checks out how the Laowa 100mm 2:1 Macro lens performs.
Thursday 19 Sep 2019
BMPCC 4K will gain some enticing new capabilities
IBC this year was chock full of big announcements, but one camera upgrade that flew under the radar was the forthcoming new firmware for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
Sunday 17 Nov 2019
This isn't a photograph - it's an amazing render
Replay: This is a picture that looks more like a photograph than a photograph. And whereas a photograph can be made in an instant - you can imagine the time it took Brazillian artist Gilvan Isbiro to create this masterpiece
Saturday 14 Sep 2019
Canon is probably a different company to the one you think it is
RedShark Editor in Chief, David Shapton, sits down with Yuichi Ishizuka, President and CEO of Canon Europe, Ltd and Managing Executive Officer - Canon Inc.
Friday 08 Nov 2019
Has the Holy Grail of long term storage finally been discovered?
Stone, papyrus, paper... the history of recorded information suggests that a physical medium has the best chance of long term survival. It’s a problem that Hollywood studios have long grappled with by retaining archival film prints of movies in the knowledge that, contrary to many digital, optical or cloud-based formats, it will safely last a century.
Thursday 22 Aug 2019
You know what? Windows is a good operating system
I've been a Mac user for twelve years now. I still am. But I force myself to use a Windows PC for a large part of my work, because I write about this stuff, and I can't do that without everyday contact with the world's most popular (by numbers) desktop operating system.
Wednesday 02 Oct 2019
Nikon Filmmaker's Kit: The best value starter kit you can buy?
Review: We take a look at Nikon's all-in-one Filmmaker's Kit, a package designed to get you production ready from the off with the company's Z 6 mirrorless camera.
Wednesday 11 Sep 2019
Win a Canon EOS C200! (Sorry - UK residents only).
UK RedShark Readers - Win a Canon C200!
Saturday 05 Oct 2019
Video isn't video without sound
Replay: Video is only half the equation for a full production. Audio is important. To do it properly, you need skill and perseverence
- Sunday 17 Nov 2019 - (15106) This isn't a photograph - it's an amazing render
- Friday 8 Nov 2019 - (13393) Has the Holy Grail of long term storage finally been discovered?
- Wednesday 13 Nov 2019 - (4731) 16" Macbook Pro is a big step forward
- Monday 11 Nov 2019 - (4720) AMD announces Ryzen 9 3950X
- Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 - (4220) Dell's pint sized workstation is more powerful than you might think
- Tuesday 19 Nov 2019 - (149) Netflix now requires its films to be made in HDR
- Tuesday 19 Nov 2019 - (467) Motorola looks to have aced the foldable phone
- Monday 18 Nov 2019 - (611) Self-shooting for documentaries is a vastly under-appreciated skillset
- Monday 18 Nov 2019 - (857) Wooden Camera's D-Box will be an essential accessory for some users
- Monday 18 Nov 2019 - (1598) Building a workstation - how do you choose what memory to use?