Sunday 01 Mar 2020
"The sound of vinyl" is just an effect. Here's the proof.
RedShark Replay: Recently there's been a resurgence in sales of vinyl records. We don't really know why. And we think we can prove that vinyl isn't better than digital. Here's how.
Thursday 23 Jan 2020
Understanding ISO: In digital cameras, it's not what you think it is
RedShark Replay: ISO ratings made perfect sense in the days of photochemical film but only serve to muddy the waters when it comes to assessing camera performance in the digital age.
Sunday 16 Feb 2020
Is 4K pointless, or perfect? Or is it both?
Replay: This is one of our older articles, but it still stands today as we now apply the same thinking to 8K. 4K is being thrust at us like a out-of-control steamroller. But hang on a minute! HD hasn't suddenly got worse, and we all thought it was pretty good a couple of years ago.
Sunday 15 Mar 2020
The art of editing: Five tips to improve your editing performance
RedShark Replay: With interest in all things editing at a high on the RedShark site, here's another chance to read Peter Hass' excellent article on the art of editing.
Sunday 08 Mar 2020
What exactly is Rec. 709?
RedShark Replay: Phil Rhodes unpacks Rec. 709 for those of us that may be rather more familiar with the name than the science behind it.
Sunday 12 Jan 2020
How to understand "Log" or Cine-style recordings
Replay: Modern cameras have incredible dynamic range - but you can only access it if you use a "log" or "Cine-style" mode when you record. Phil Rhodes explains how this works, and wonders why there are so many non-standard ways to do it!
Sunday 23 Feb 2020
Coveted by top movie makers, this is how Cooke makes its lenses
RedShark Replay: Cooke lenses are coveted by top-end movie makers and any serious filmmaker that can afford them. Here's how they're made.
Sunday 26 Jan 2020
The Return of Deep Focus? (AKA Shallow Depth Of Field is not the only way...)
Replay: Once upon a time, Deep Focus ruled the cinema screen. Why did it fade in popularity? And do recent consumer and professional technical trends mean that it is now overdue a revival?
Friday 07 Feb 2020
How to build a fast and affordable RAID array on a budget
Replay: Ultra high resolution video puts a huge strain on storage resources, particularly if you need a RAID array. Craig Marshall offers some thoughts on building a RAID system that won't have your accountant in tears.
Thursday 19 Mar 2020
This clever new algorithm can make 3D objects from 2D photos
Researchers have written an algorithm to derive 3D graphics from 2D data, quickly and at scale
Friday 21 Feb 2020
Sony has abandoned a new mirrorless camera, but the world won't collapse
News that Sony has abandoned the development of a new mirrorless camera in favour of focussing on the Playstation 5 has been doing the rounds. Should we be worried?
Tuesday 28 Jan 2020
These are the next generation TV technologies you'll be able to buy very soon
The drive for 8K continues unabated, but these new technologies offer a lot more advantages than just resolution, and you'll be able to purchase televisions that use some of them later this year.
Saturday 04 Apr 2020
How to completely break the rules with colour
RedShark Replay: Understand the basics, know how to calibrate and set white balance - and then you can break all the rules if you want to!
Sunday 22 Mar 2020
61 years ago the biggest industry advance ever was revealed at NAB
RedShark Replay: NAB may have been cancelled, so here's one from the archive. In case you think some of the announcements we hear nowadays are game-changing, here's a look back at a truly groundbreaking one from 61 years ago that changed broadcast television forever. And that's no hype. By Phillip Moss.
- Tuesday 28 Jan 2020 (15613 views) This new battery tech is actually viable
Sunday 19 Jan 2020
Review: The DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard really enhances speed and cut flow
Replay: Blackmagic Design doubled-down on advanced editing features in 2019 by introducing a new editing mode to DaVinci Resolve 16 called the cut page. They also added a dedicated editor's keyboard - something that warms the heart of any editor who started their career in a linear edit suite. After some post-NAB feedback and adjustment, the keyboard is finally ready for prime time, running with DaVinci Resolve 16.1 (currently in public beta) or later.
Sunday 09 Feb 2020
No, 8k isn't going to fail just like 3D. Here's why
Is 8K going to go the same way as 3D? Some people think it will. But I think it's a false-equivalence. You can't compare the two.
Saturday 25 Jan 2020
Supermicro 5049A-T: A workstation for people who need truly monstrous processing power
For the most computationally intense applications there is no substitute for a big, bad workstation, and the Supermicro 5049A-T, on paper at least, is a monster. Let's see how it measures up.
Wednesday 05 Feb 2020
The HERO8 Black is a little marvel of a camera.
Replay Review: We take the GoPro HERO8 through its paces in the wilds of Wales and discover whether HyperSmooth 2.0 lives up to the hype.
Saturday 22 Feb 2020
3D could yet make a comeback worthy of Dracula. Could it be driven by 8K HDR? [opinion]
Some people might be glad that it appears that 3D has apparently had a stake driven through it and then nuked from space for good measure. But could we see a 3D resurgeance thanks to a combination of 8K and HDR?
- Saturday 4 Apr 2020 - (17649) How to completely break the rules with colour
- Sunday 29 Mar 2020 - (6867) Things are not good for freelancers now, but there is reason for hope
- Wednesday 1 Apr 2020 - (5274) Tilta's transformative BMPCC 4K/6K display mod is now available
- Friday 3 Apr 2020 - (5167) ATEM Mini Pro: Blackmagic Design brings live multi-cam broadcast abilities to... pretty much everyone
- Monday 30 Mar 2020 - (4305) Intel is building a brain the size of a planet
- Thursday 9 Apr 2020 - (393) XMG unveils monster new Ryzen based laptop
- Wednesday 8 Apr 2020 - (636) Covid-19: This is a watershed moment for the virtual box office
- Wednesday 8 Apr 2020 - (1276) Apple releases ProRes RAW beta for Windows
- Tuesday 7 Apr 2020 - (916) Cooke Optics expands its lens range with new anamorphic and full frame models.
- Tuesday 7 Apr 2020 - (1225) Sony announces $100 million Global Relief Fund to help the creative community