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.

Video quality: it's all in the detail

Published in Production

Simon Wyndham examines the details of 'detail', why some are so enamoured of that extra-crispy look and why other times 'soft' is just right.

RedShark Review: SmallHD 502 and Sidefinder EVF

Published in Production

Simon Wyndham looks at the 502 field monitor and Sidefinder EVF-attachment, an innovative new system from SmallHD.

Why put a camera on your shoulder?

Published in Technology & Computing

RedShark Replay: The traditional camera form factor as we know it has been shaped by technology that is now obsolescent. Maybe it is time to move on.

New brushless 3-axis GoPro control adds pan & tilt

Published in Production

Crowdfunding provides yet another interesting product for filmmakers: the Aetho Aeon, a three axis GoPro stabliser with manual pan and tilt.

DJI raises aerial bar with new MFT cameras

Published in Production

It has been rumoured for a while now, with working models being spotted in the field over the last couple of months or so. But now DJI has finally announced what every Inspire1 owner has been hoping for. A new camera. Well, in fact two new cameras…the X5 and the X5R.

Sony is entering the drone game

Published in Business

Sony is jumping into the drone business, but its foray into the market might not be what you expect.

Drone Deploy allows automatic 3D mapping with your drone

Published in Production

UAV technology is now moving at an incredible rate. So much so that your lowly Phantom or Inspire 1 is now capable of being a far more useful tool than you could have possibly imagined when you bought it.

Increased resolution means hitting focus is more critical than ever. But have advancements in resolution outstripped our ability to determine when an image is in sharp focus?

Learning to fly your drone: part two - flight school

Published in Production

In the second part of his article on qualifying to be a legally recognised drone pilot in the UK, Simon Wyndham details his experiences of flight school and the challenges of manual flight.

RedShark Review: NewBlue Titler Pro 4

Published in Post & VFX

We recently had the opportunity to check out NewBlue's title maker, Titler Pro 4. It might not have the power of After Effects or Motion, but it makes up for that with some impressive ease of use.

Most GoPro competitors cannot match the undoubted POV leader’s picture quality due to insisting on keeping to very low bitrates, but the list of innovative and user friendly features on its rivals just gets better and better. The TomTom Bandit is a case in point.

GoPro now offers a way to make money from footage

Published in Business

Ubiquitous POV camera leader sets up footage website and solicits content.

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