Studio & Broadcast

3 November, 2019

What you need to know about Aspect Ratios and Letterboxing

Understanding Aspect Ratios Another chance to read Serge Golikov's excellent article on the the often-confusing matter of aspect ratios,...

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20 September, 2019

Shoot at the highest quality now and your work will last decades

Just why do companies like Netflix and Amazon insist on 4K HDR when the penetration of 4K TVs into the home is only just beginning? The classic...

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24 June, 2019

Three films with the most unexpected dance scenes!

There’s nothing more joyful than an unexpected dance scene in a movie. A moment of pure wonder, a slightly uncomfortable break from reality, and the...

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3 June, 2019

Higher resolutions do not necessarily mean much more data. Here's why

Higher resolutions mean much higher storage requirements, don't they? Or do they? Phil Rhodes examines why higher resolutions can make for much more...

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29 May, 2019

HDR isn't perfect right now, but in the future everyone's TV could be reference quality

The Eizo Prominence CG3145 reference display HDR is here, but not everything is rosey. Technology still has a way to go before giving us truly...

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15 May, 2019

Have streaming services sucked the magic out of watching movies? [opinion]

The ease at which we can now watch movies on demand is a great thing for choice. But has it meant that watching a film is no longer the 'event' that...

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13 May, 2019

Is the writing on the wall for streaming services? [opinion]

It seems that every couple of months a new streaming service is announced. Gone are the days when you only had one or two big players. This may soon...

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1 May, 2019

Game of Thrones highlights the big problem with streaming: compression

It was even difficult to make out spoilers sometimes... GoT’s epic Season 8 Episode 3, The Long Night, was a murky disappointment for many viewers...

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18 December, 2018

4K makes old films look better than they did in the cinema

If ever there was a benefit to higher resolution, it's that older films can be given a new lease of life. Phil Rhodes examines why new 4K Blu-rays...

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12 December, 2018

Odeon Leicester Square: How to upgrade one of the most famous cinemas in the world

It's the place for movie premieres, and it is known the world over. Odeon's Leicester Square cinema has seen it's fair share of stars, but now it is...

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