Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham is the Editor of RedShark News, a professional cameraman and video producer of 20 odd years. With a background in indy feature making, he has been writing camera reviews and tech articles for as long as he can remember. 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.

GoPro teases with first official Karma footage

Published in Production

It has been a long time coming, but GoPro has just released the first official footage to be taken with the Karma. While there is still not a lot given away about the new drone, we can have a bit of fun and speculate based upon the evidence.

Where are the limits of development?

Published in Technology & Computing

All about development and whether, in the not-too-distant-future, we'll even need eyes to see our creations.

Is cinematic VR a mistake?

Published in VR & AR

While the bill at Sundance might be full of VR titles, Simon Wyndham thinks virtual reality video and cinema still seem set to replay 3DTV's troubles in the market.

GoPro to rebound in 2016?

Published in Business

GoPro announced 'Calendar Year 2015 Preliminary Results' and it doesn't make for pretty reading. However, if GoPro brings new innovations to market, it may be able to reverse its fortunes in 2016.

We consider the uproar over the lack of a low compression 4K codec for internal capture for the Sony FS5 and why it speaks more to our outsized expectations than it does to any perceived limitations.

Light makes great images – cameras just record them. This concept is beautifully illustrated by John Duncan's Wild Scotland.

DJI announces new, cheaper 4K drone

Published in Production

DJI is wasting no time with its New Year news with the announcement of the €899 Phantom 3 4K, an Inspire 1 Pro Black Edition, a new SDK, and a public beta of a new geofencing system.

Good 'Karma'? GoPro teases with its new drone

Published in Production

GoPro reveals flying footage (and not much else) from its upcoming Karma drone.

RedShark Review: Blackmagic's versatile new Video Assist

Published in Production

Simon Wyndham spends time with the new $495 Blackmagic Video Assist and finds a unit that will appeal to people who are on a budget but still require a high quality, versatile monitor with good recording capabilities.

Is the iPhone really a threat to video professionals?

Published in Production

RedShark Replay: Video pros are losing jobs as companies produce more video themselves, often starting with a consumer-level product like the iPhone. However, there are ways that you can still stay in the game.

The latest installment of the venerable James Bond franchise, Spectre, is one of the most costly films ever made partly because of its reliance on practical effects.

Working for free: the counterargument

Published in Business

We have been quite strident on these pages that working for free is a Very Bad Thing indeed. Simon Wyndham, however, argues that in some circumstances it can be worthwhile.

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