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Patrick Jong Taylor

Patrick Jong Taylor

Patrick Jong Taylor is the North American Editor of RedShark News. He is also a Strategist for GameChangers, LLC, a Los Angeles-based business consultancy specializing in agile communication strategies.

Website URL: http://www.gamechangers.com/

While Canon's recent updates of its camera line may have left something to be desired, namely 4K recording, the company is stressing 19 improvements for its C100 Mark II over the previous model. The question remains: are these changes enough to entice buyers in an increasingly-competitive market?

While the 2014 launch of Apple's updated mobile devices led to an avalanche of sales, the decision to stick with HD video recording underwhelmed some techies. We take a look at the issue and surmise at least three reasons why your new iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2 doesn't shoot 4K video.

Google is leading the way in an assumed $500 million dollar funding round for Magic Leap, a shadowy company at the technological crossroads of cinema, augmented, and virtual reality. Is "Cinematic Reality" the imaging advancement that usurps holography as the far-flung pinnacle in visual experience? And will it arrive sooner than we think?

According to a recent study on worldwide internet speeds, there was almost a 100% increase, year over year, in reaching the broadband threshold necessary to receive 4K transmissions. But the report also revealed a few other surprises.

Superstar Pharrell Williams pushes boundaries with his music, so it couldn't come as a surprise that he would call on the talents of Takashi Murakami and Edgar Wright for a recent spate of lush, epic, and thoroughly entertaining music videos.

Blackmagic 2.5K & Pocket Cams get in-camera formatting

Published in Production

Following in the wake of a recent update that unlocked in-camera formatting for the 4K Production Camera, Blackmagic has just released another update that gives that formatting functionality to its 2.5K and HD Pocket Cameras.

The proverbial "little engine that could," the Axiom Beta open source 4K camera project, just reached its funding goal on Indiegogo. Now it's time to take those stretch goals a little more seriously.

Is 4K UHD really 10 years ahead of HD's pace?

Published in Business

A recent study claims that UHD adoption rate is 10 years ahead of HD's (during its lifecycle). But is this a real distinction, or an illusion?

Entering the crowdfunding home stretch, the team behind the Axiom Beta open source 4K camera project aim to entice shooters with expanded options and stretch goals.

In what began as a show of mutual admiration on the Magic Lantern forum, the team responsible for unlocking the capabilitities of Canon DSLRs has joined the Axiom open source 4K camera project.

Panasonic GH4: Beware of Shadows and Highlights

Published in Production

When recording 8-bit 4K internally with the Panasonic GH4, you must take great care in finding the correct settings for shadows and highlights, as illustrated in a comparison video by RedShark contributor Chris Cory.

It's real! ARRI Alexa 65mm 6.5K camera!

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In a stunning reveal, ARRI introduces the Alexa 65, a 6.5K 65mm large format video camera, making good on a rumor that surfaced way back before NAB 2014.

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