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1080p isn't always better than 720p...
Technical 17th Aug 2015

cameras, HD, 1080p, 720p, Video Resolution

The Truth Behind 1080p, 720p, HD, And Other Video Resolution Terms
TechByte: New ARRI Recording Media Chart
Technical 13th Aug 2015

cameras, Arri, Recording

With options like SxS Pro, SxS Pro+, CFast 2.0, XR Drives, SXR Drives and more, selecting the correct media and adapters to work with a specific ARRI camera can be complex.
The (slightly cynical) guide to making HD look like 4K
Technical 12th Aug 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, HD, 4K

You know how a lot of people say you can't tell the difference between HD and 4K? Well, some of these will be the same ones still watching SD thinking it's HD, so we can probably discount their opinion fairly quickly.
Is HP's new 14in ZBook the most portable video workstation you can buy? [RedShark Review]
Technical 11th Aug 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, editing, HP ZBook

HP has now produced a 14in ZBook, dubbed it an Ultrabook Workstation, and loaded it with some very useful features.
Disney explains its rendering techniques
Technical 11th Aug 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, editing, HP ZBook

Ever wonder why Disney animations look so good? Here's Disney's explanation of its rendering techniques
The App That Made it Possible to Shoot Sundance Hit 'Tangerine' on an iPhone
Technical 6th Aug 2015

iPhone, app, Sundance, Tangerine

This is how Sean Baker and Radium Cheung, HKSC, turned an iPhone into a pro camera.
How to build a system to run Resolve - on a shoestring
Technical 5th Aug 2015

editing, Blackmagic, DaVinci Resolve 12

One man's quest to put together a smooth, responsive system to run DaVinci Resolve on a budget (and how to get round some of the problems that will trip you up when you try)
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12: The Editor's point of view [RedShark Review]
Technical 5th Aug 2015

editing, Blackmagic, DaVinci Resolve 12

Jonny Elwyn tries out the multitude of new editing tools in the public beta of Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve 12 and gives us the lowdown from an editor's point of view.
Can these guys ensure that drones really take off in South Africa?
Technical 5th Aug 2015

Drone, cameras

After herding the cows off the field, it was all systems go. About a dozen or so South African drone enthusiasts gathered around to race, play and learn about flying machines at a demarcated zone in Bergvliet, just outside of Cape Town.
10 Questions to Ask When Buying A Filmmaking Camera
Technical 4th Aug 2015

cameras, Filmmaking Camera

A filmmaking camera is a big investment. Make sure you’ve asked all the right questions before pulling the trigger.