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.

The eternal, self-powering camera?

Published in Production

US scientists have made what could be an extremely important breakthrough in camera technology: a camera-sensor that powers itself.

Is this the best catch to save a falling drone yet?

Published in Production

Catch a falling drone: Watch this Australian flyer sprint along a beach to save his drone from ditching in the sea and being smashed to smithereens by the surf against the rocks.

Blackmagic adds URSA Viewfinder to its growing range

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We’re still working our way through the blizzard of Blackmagic NAB announcements. If you are considering purchasing an URSA camera, you will now have another reason to do so with the announcement of the new URSA Viewfinder.

The iPhone camera might be getting a serious upgrade

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In a move that rather slipped under the radar last week, Apple has acquired a smartphone camera specialist called LinX Imaging which claims it ports DSLR performance to the smartphone platform.

The URSA Mini’s best kept secret?

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There has been a lot of focus and attention on the new Blackmagic URSA Mini and its abilities, such as a 15 stop dynamic range, well thought out ergonomics and lighter weight than the full size URSA. However one of its hidden talents may also be one of the most ground breaking, especially given the company's acquisition of the Fusion VFX software.

We briefly covered the announcement of the new Blackmagic Micro Cinema and Micro Studio Cameras when they were launched. While they were perhaps overshadowed by the announcement of the URSA Mini, the units have a lot to offer.

Drones: What you need to know to fly

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Drones/UAVs might be becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the industry, but there is a growing whirlwind of paperwork and legislation being kicked up by their rotor wash. By way of example, Simon Wyndham details the position in the UK.

RedShark replay: Could cameras like the AJA CION usher in a return to capturing great images in-camera? Simon Wyndham investigates.

What science fiction tells us about the future

Published in Technology & Computing

A practical future? Simon Wyndham takes us on a journey that starts with Knight Rider and ends with quantum computers and confabulated reality.

DJI makes its clever camera mount hand-held

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First announced at CES, a new, very cool looking, lightweight, single-handed operation handheld camera mount has been developed by DJI to hold the detachable Inspire 1 4K camera and gimbal.

Here's an exciting and rather insipiring new sci-fi short, Atropa, featuring gorgeous visuals and deft direction, all of which has been achieved on a shoestring budget.

Affordable PL Mount lenses from Tokina

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Those who have been awaiting the AJA Cion, and who are not made of money, may now be able to breathe a sigh of relief as Tokina has affordable new PL glass coming in April.

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