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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.

Blackmagic has unveiled the latest iteration of its popular color grading application, Da Vinci Resolve, with a public beta that furthers its progression towards being a fully-featured editor.

Jaunt VR is making a name for itself as a leader in virtual reality cinema gear and workflows. Now, it's set to debut a new camera aimed squarely at high-end VR production.

SmallHD's Sidefinder combo monitor/EVF now shipping

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First announced in the days leading up to NAB 2015, SmallHD's innovative Sidefinder, which marries one of its 500-series field displays with an electronic viewfinder in a convenient, flip-out design, is now available for purchase through major film gear retailers.

Virtual and augmented reality is a hot industry that's ready to take off. Or is it two industries? Or are we headed for a future where the distinction between VR and AR is practically irrelevant?

Is this the ideal drone camera?

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4K UHD & DCI, MFT, ISO 102,400, 7 ounces...A Chinese company has just announced a very small 4K camera with some interesting specs and is marketing it to drone flyers.

In the face of some fierce competition, Convergent Design has just sweetened the deal for its Odyssey 7Q+ field monitor/recorder, adding a 256GB SSD, an accessory bundle, a media price slash and more.

StarVR's huge field of view makes for extreme immersion

Published in VR & AR

While the burgeoning virtual reality field is cluttered with big names like Sony, HTC, Facebook and others, the StarVR headset from upstart Starbreeze may hold a key advantage over its rivals.

Atomos is at it again, implementing a firmware update that adds new functionality to its popular Shogun 4K display/recorder.

Refuge: Moonlit Sony A7s short shot at ISO 51,200

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A new sci-fi thriller short, Refuge, leverages the night-to-day capabilities of the Sony A7s for a shoot lit entirely by moonlight at ISO 51,200.

Virtual and augmented reality have been on the periphery of the consumer technology landscape for some time now. But that may be about to change, as recent activity suggests we're in the early days of a boom period.

With competition in the emerging virtual reality market heating up, Oculus Rift showed off its consumer headset and accessories, including two ways to control the action.

Sony announced a new version of one of our best reviewed cameras of last year, plus a point-and-shoot, both featuring 4K recording.

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