Sunday 01 Apr 2018
"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.
Sunday 06 May 2018
This is how Sony makes cameras
Replay: First published in 2013, this is a fascinating insight into camera production. Sony's PMW-200 and several other professional video products are made not in China or Japan, but a few miles from Cardiff, the capital of Wales. And the technology is second to none
Saturday 21 Apr 2018
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!
Sunday 04 Mar 2018
What's the difference between Consumer and Pro graphics cards?
This article was first published two years ago so some of the information is old. But it's a question that keeps getting asked, and it's a great article - so we thought we'd publish it again. How do you choose between consumer and pro graphics cards? Low cost and high performance are compelling with the lower-end products, but compatability and support are better with the professional versions. Oren Payton explores this in depth
Saturday 05 May 2018
Did someone wipe the moon landing tapes?
RedShark Replay: On July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong descended the steps of the Lunar Lander and became the first man ever to walk on the surface of the moon. What few people realise though is that the grainy, ghostlike images we all associate with that event were not the best quality ones recorded and that the tapes of that original footage have all disappeared
Sunday 18 Mar 2018
This may be the most important lesson about colour you'll ever see
RedShark Replay: If you don't understand how we see colour, you don't understand colour. This may be the most important lesson about colour you ever read (first published October 2014).
Monday 09 Apr 2018
The 4K Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, quite probably, changes everything!
The Blackmagic Design 4K Pocket Cinema Camera is now, finally here, and it is almost as if you can hear the world rejoicing!
Sunday 11 Mar 2018
How To Edit. Part 1: Preparation
RedShark Replay: Here's another chance to read part one of our major guide to editing from start to finish, containing all the practical stuff you need to know for a sucessful production.
Sunday 25 Mar 2018
This is how ARRI makes cameras
Replay: In 2015 RedShark's Editor In Chief, David Shapton, spent a day at ARRI's headquarters in Munich. Here's another chance to see this fascinating insight into how ARRI makes its cameras. And from multiple internal heat sinks to incredibly rigorous Quality Control, he was very impressed with what he saw.
Friday 06 Apr 2018
Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema Camera is now a real thing
It has been a long time coming, but it finally looks as if the 4K Pocket Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design is finally here.
Wednesday 14 Mar 2018
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
Saturday 14 Apr 2018
Coveted by top movie makers, this is how Cooke makes their 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 08 Apr 2018
Sony FS5 II - Sony's camera gets upgraded with VENICE like colour science
Sony upgrades it's FS5 to MK2 status with brand new colour science and high framerate capabilities, alongside announcements for additional new XDCAM cameras.
Saturday 12 May 2018
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?
Wednesday 21 Mar 2018
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.
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Apple's incredible 2020 transformation
Apple’s commitment to professionals was impressively underscored at NAB18 with the reveal of ProRes RAW and yet another significant (and free) update of FCPX. That said, Apple’s future direction has become much more uncertain with official-seeming leaks about a switch to ARM, a rethink of the iOS / Mac divide and more.
Monday 05 Mar 2018
Blade Runner 2049 is a cinematic masterpiece - Here's why
Replay - To celebrate the recent Oscar win for both Best Cinemtography and Best Visual Effects for Blade Runner 2049, we thought we'd give you another chance to read this highly popular article by Neil Oseman. Neil takes a look at the photographic style Roger Deakins employed for the sci-fi sequel and how it plays into the movie’s themes.
Saturday 07 Apr 2018
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.
Sunday 29 Apr 2018
Now you can officially use your GH5S as a primary camera for broadcast
Whilst 'broadcast standards' may not be held in the same God like regard that they used now we're in a world where 4K HDR can be readily streamed online from Netflix, the GH5S has now been approved for HD broadcast as a primary camera by the EBU. This is important because it truly illustrates how far we have come when it comes to broadcast approved equipment.
Sunday 25 Feb 2018
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 12 May 2018 - (24516) Can Cinematography be too good?
- Tuesday 15 May 2018 - (18047) Apple's incredible 2020 transformation
- Monday 21 May 2018 - (14404) RED's entire camera line-up is changing. Simpler model range; lower prices
- Sunday 20 May 2018 - (11400) Red's Hydrogen phone is real and is "the beginning of a very long programme"
- Thursday 17 May 2018 - (10060) Avid Media Composer: Is it still relevant after all these years?
- Thursday 24 May 2018 - (421) You cannot trust your ears, and we can prove it
- Thursday 24 May 2018 - (1009) Six great tips for lighting on a very low budget
- Wednesday 23 May 2018 - (1615) eGPUs give huge performance increases on the Mac. If you use the right software
- Wednesday 23 May 2018 - (714) RedShark's comprehensive video guide to the Sony Venice: Delving deeper
- Wednesday 23 May 2018 - (512) Don't miss the Media Production Show on the 12th - 13th June! [sponsored]