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.

Here we introduce SteadXP, a potentially revolutionary camera stabilisation system that records metadata during shooting to accurately steady your video in post. And the best part: it can be used on any camera!

A little over a year ago Blackmagic Design released the Pocket Cinema Camera, a device that promised 13 stops of range while recording to either Prores or Cinema DNG raw in a tiny package small enough to fit in your pocket. Can it be used for extreme sports? Clearly you can't hammer it like a GoPro but Red Shark’s Simon Wyndham recently got the chance to try one of them out during a whitewater shoot in Austria.

Sony PXW-X200: HD XDCAM with wireless streaming

Published in Production

Hot on the heels of Sony's announcement of the rather impressive looking PXW-FS7 comes the PXW-X200, the official successor to the PMW-200.

Beautiful Sony FS700 Aerial Slow Motion

Published in Production

Yannick Barthe, aviation cinematographer, delivers once again with his captivating 'Best of' slow motion showreel.

Depth sensing cameras could revolutionise CGI

Published in Technology & Computing

The Z List: One of the great technological leaps forward that failed to really catch on the first time round was the 3D camera - a unit that could automatically capture the z-axis (the "depth axis) of a scene to create depth map information. Perhaps it’s time for the industry to look at them again.

What you need to know about stabilisers

Published in Production

Shooter and predator (producer/editor) Simon Wyndham provides us with his primer on camera stabilisation.

The paralysis of choice: The modern camera has a vast array of available features, but too often we find ourselves having to jump through hoops to get basic usability via add-ons, or standing in front of a bewilderingly long and involved menu scratched our heads trying to work out what it is we actually want. Just like buying a coffee. As Simon Wyndham writes, this needs to change.

You can use rolling shutter to do what?

Published in Audio

As any video camera owner will tell you, rolling shutter is the work of the devil. It causes some horrendous issues with the picture in different circumstances. However, it seems that that rolling shutter effect can also be used in another way…

What is it that makes GoPro so successful?

Published in Business

You’ve got to search for the hero inside yourself. A new internal video, GoPro Our Story, provides a good jumping off point to assess exactly what it is that make GoPro so dominant when it comes to POV.

Symon Wyndham has been testing with a new compact HDMI recorder from Atomos, the Ninja Star, for the past week, and gives us his opinion.

There's a drone watching you!

Published in Technology & Computing

Drones are about to get even more interesting

How do you sell yourself to clients? Is it by talking about your skills or your equipment?

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