David Shapton

David Shapton

David is the Editor In Chief of RedShark Publications. He's been a professional columnist and author since 1998, when he started writing for the European Music Technology magazine Sound on Sound. David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

Opinion: The debate over the video capabilities of Canon’s latest EOS 5D Mark IV seems to have largely lost sight of the fact that, when the EOS 5D range first came out eleven years ago, video wasn’t even in the picture.

Presumed leaked specs of the forthcoming Canon 5D Mk IV appear to continue recent video trends for the EOS line.

Is 4K on a still camera like Tesla’s Ludicrous Mode?

Published in Production

Trying to use a camera designed for taking stills for serious video shooting is like trying to drive a Telsa electric car in Ludicrous Mode all the time. Eventually, something will probably break. It’s all a question of purpose, design, architecture and economics. [Opinion]

The Eclipse TD-M1: the best desktop speakers you can get?

Published in Audio

RedShark Review: The Eclipse TD-M1 computer speaker set, a winning combination of design and sound quality that more than justifies their £800 price tag and would be at home in any edit suite.

One simple reason why we really will have 8K in our homes

Published in Business

It’s very easy to dismiss 8K as unnecessary if you don’t understand how it relates to screen sizes. There’s a very easy way to think about this. 

KRONOS I/O: Up to 8K 120fps HDR video over IP

Published in IP Video

Bluefish444 has announced a new product range of I/O cards that point to the future of video over IP.

While critics of subscription-based pricing for software continually cry foul, subscriptions could actually help products to become better over time.

What can we tell from the first RED Helium 8K footage?

Published in Production

RED has just made available a short film shot (amazingly by a 19-year old, Jonny Mass) on a RED Weapon Helium 8K loaned to him by Jarred Land for a mere 24 hours. And it tells us a few things about the camera.

A surprise special edition RED Weapon camera equipped with the company's new 8K S35 Helium sensor went on sale yesterday, but you had to be quick to buy one as the limited run of the $59k camera sold out in 10 minutes!

Video as moving art

Published in Post & VFX

Apparently, efforts to apply a convincing, organic painting style to moving images are much further along than we had thought, as evidenced by the following video.

It might not be getting quite the amount of attention of Pokemon Go  - what is? - but a new app that transforms photos into 'art' in the style of the masters is overloading servers worldwide and could point to the future of vector video.

Just in case this headline looks familiar to you, you’re right: we’ve been talking about this stuff for a long time. But a lot has changed, the world has moved on, and now, we’re no longer simply extrapolating from what’s gone before: we’re dealing with the real thing. 

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