Patrick Jong Taylor

Patrick Jong Taylor

Patrick Jong Taylor is the North American Editor of RedShark News. He is also a Strategist for bigSTORY, a business consultancy specializing in agile communication strategies.

Cheap cameras becoming expendable in big budget films?

Published in Production

Inexpensive cameras are increasingly used in high-end productions as 'crash' or 'stunt' cams.

What will we see in VR's next wave?

Published in VR & AR

Thus far, the virtual reality hardware market has been dominated by the likes of HTC, Oculus and Samsung, but that may change as a slew of other companies are preparing to enter the fray.

Is this the new GoPro Hero5?

Published in Production

Recently leaked documents and pictures are fueling the red-hot rumors surrounding GoPro's forthcoming Hero5 action cam.

An easier way to stream 4K - USB!

Published in Production

Epiphan Video aims to democratize 4K streaming and capture to your computer with its award-winning 4K-to USB 3.0b adaptor.

Blackmagic has announced that Fusion 8.2 has arrived for the Linux platform, following the same tiered pricing model as the company's other film creativity and productivity software.

A recent firmware update for Shogun and Ninja Assassin display/recorders by Atomos improves these products' ability to monitor HDR footage, even though they are not technically HDR units.

Sony has made good on its big CES 2016 reveal, opening up pre-orders for its Z-series of 4K HDR TVs.

Shooting sports cinematically...with prime lenses

Published in Production

Sports videography typically evokes high-end live broadcast systems at one extreme and compact budget ENGs at the other, yet there is an argument to be made for ditching the ubiquitous zoom for a high quality set of primes.

Using the Universe 2 plugin Holomatrix II, among other software, Red Giant's Seth Worley delivers a micro-short starring BB-8, the diminutive droid that debuted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here's a short, energetic video shot on the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K and the DJI Inspire X5R that delivers fireworks and "fun on the midway."

Although it's a "standard" that devices don't support yet, the new UFS cards from Samsung write much faster than microSD and offer a glimpse into the future of storage that stretches beyond the mobile phone.

Fujifilm has updated its popular X-T1 mirrorless DSLR-like camera, giving the new X-T2 4K/UHD recording and other improvements.

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