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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 bigSTORY, a business consultancy based in Los Angeles and Austin, specializing in agile communication strategies.

ARRI ALEXA Mini costs $36,000...and it's a steal

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While it may disappoint many observors who had hopes of a truly affordable ARRI camera, the premium pricing of the ALEXA Mini may be justified by saving productions money down the line.

Teradek brings live video production to the masses

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With its VidiU Mini encoder & video streamer and Live:Air App live video mixer for iOS, Teradek has debuted an interesting new two-part solution for low-budget live productions.

As NAB Show 2015 quickly approaches, we survey the buzz around rumored announcements from Canon, Sony, Panasonic and Blackmagic Design.

X-Men: Days of Future Past holds a very special distinction for its franchise: it is the first X-Men film nominated for the Academy Award in Best Visual Effects. Here we celebrate the film by sharing two illuminating and visually sumptuous VFX breakdowns.

A new app for Apple mobile devices, ShotPro, aims to take storyboarding to the next level, with 3D characters and sets, a simple animation engine and the ability to export your previs video.

A new start-up is marketing complete footage from indie short films, including production scripts and even project files, as teaching tools for schools and anyone who's interested in learning editing and building a reel. And there's a financial incentive for the short makers, too.

Samsung NX500: Interchangeable lens 4K camera for $800

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Hot off the heels of its NX1 4K camera in a compact DSLR form, Somsung releases its little cousin, the NX500, in an even more compact shape, yet still featuring many of the same specs as the NX1, including 4K capture.

Panasonic has just released a firmware update which delivers a raft of new recording modes and features for the Varicam 35 and Varicam HS cameras.

The current internet buzz points to venerable camera maker Canon announcing new cameras and lenses that may point the way to the company's future.

Canon EOS-1D C 4K DSLR's staggering $4000 price drop!

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Canon surprises by discounting its only 4K camera in a DSLR body by a full third of its original MSRP.

RØDE Stereo VideoMic X: A precision on-camera stereo mic

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RedShark News contributor Paul Moon shares another great test video, this time featuring the RØDE Stereo VideoMic X.

A recent global firmware update for all Blackmagic cameras boosts the top Prores recording option on the URSA and introduces other fixes and improvements for the rest of the lineup.

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