Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham is a professional cameraman of over 15 years, video editor, and all round on set grunt. With a background in indy feature making, when he isn't producing bread and butter corporate videos he can be found hucking the gnar on rivers whitewater kayaking and adventure sports filming.  (Website: http:// www.5ep.co.uk)

Blackmagic has an excellent reputation for incorporating user feedback into the latest iterations of its cameras and, with the addition of NDI filters and some really well thought-out ergonomics, the $6000 Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro carries on the tradition. All in all, it is a lot of camera for the money.

Apple CEO seeks to give reassurance to Pros

Published in Post & VFX

The company’s attitude and relationship with the professional market has fallen under scrutiny even more than usual with last year’s release of the new MacBook Pro line: a release that left many feeling rather underwhelmed. Tim Cook, however, has reassurance.

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro unboxing

Published in Production

In another early exclusive, we have our hands on one of the first of the new Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pros in the UK. Simon Wyndham is impressed with what he’s found so far.

Panasonic GH5 Review: the first full hands-on report

Published in Production

Since it was announced last year, the Panasonic GH5 has been making waves throughout the industry. RedShark has got its hands on one of the first production models released and, in our comprehensive hands-on review below, you can find out exactly what all the fuss is about. This is a game-changer.

HDR: de-confusing the standards

Published in Studio & Broadcast

For a new technology that looks set to be deployed without any damaging format wars, there is still plenty of confusion regarding HDR standards and what you should be looking for when thinking of purchasing a new TV set. Here’s the information you need.

Panasonic GH5: An unboxing to savour

Published in Production

We have our hands on one of the first Panasonic GH5s to reach UK shores and a full review is coming very soon to RedShark. But, in the meantime, here are a few images to whet your appetite, along with a couple of observations.

A drone light show to go Gaga over

Published in Technology & Computing

While the drone-based light show that lit up the start of the Super Bowl LI half-time show last weekend was impressive, the technology behind the Intel system is even more remarkable.

Conventional wisdom dictates that online video should be kept brief, yet recent changes to Facebook's algorithm for video prioritisation may cause you to rethink your next 30-second video.

AI editing is already here. So, how do we cope with it?

Published in Post & VFX

In editing, as elsewhere, AI offers both intriguing possibilities and huge potential pitfalls. Perhaps though the biggest issue that we face is that AI editing is already here, and it is getting better and better all the time.

Impressive post stabilised footage from ReelSteady

Published in Production

The footage below looks like it might have been taken with a drone equipped with a multi-axis gimbal. It is pretty impressive, flying as it does so close to the mountain ridge so accurately. Only this is no advanced drone, and it isn’t even an advanced camera.

Finding the sweet spot for camera design

Published in Production

Opinion: When coming up with the next great camera, perhaps manufacturers should give more thought as to how actual humans physically hold cameras.

Break the rules to make better films

Published in Production

While we often strive for pristine images gained through traditional filming techniques, we must also recognize that rebellion adds to our filmic language.

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