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.

8K makes HD look better

Published in Production

Can 8K make a difference when downsampled to HD? We think so.

RED extends its lead in 8K cinematography with a new, improved full frame 8K sensor

Is AI going to get us all killed?

Published in Technology & Computing

AI is on its way. It’s a big deal and no-one is quite sure of the consequences. How is it going to affect our lives in the film and video-making business?

RED’s new Image Pipeline (IPP2) is a serious and worthwhile improvement on the original version. Phil Holland has made a useful graphic showing how to use it.

The iPhone X is a quantum leap in technology

Published in Technology & Computing

Phone technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. The fast pace of change has meant that sometimes we become blind to the astounding developments that are being made year on year. Are we becoming blind to progress?

Direct from an audio session to a vinyl record

Published in Audio

They only had one chance at a take. The BBC's news item about a recent experimental recording of an orchestral piece direct to vinyl shows just how affectionately we still view the medium. But did it offer any advantages over digital, and did it prove anything?

We caught up with Marc Horner, Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Europe at the Recent IBC show in Amsterdam, with good news for Micro Four Thirds camera owners

EditShare Flows it alone

Published in Post & VFX

EditShare (the collaborative storage specialist) now has a version of its Flow software that runs on non-EditShare storage, including Avid. 

Atomos announces new 19-inch Sumo M monitor

Published in Production

The original Sumo is an impressive monitor/recorder by any standards, but now Atomos is expanding the line to include recorderless version to satisfy those who only require a highly capable monitoring system.

Sony RX10 Mk IV: Sony just can't stop improving its cameras!

Published in Production

The rate at which Sony is bringing out new versions of its cameras is astonishing. Here's the latest RX10 - and it looks good. 

Venice: What does it mean?

Published in Production

Sony's new Venice CineAlta camera is a powerful statement that quality - as defined by cinematographers around the world - is paramount

Lighting is everything [video]

Published in Production

Lighting is every bit a part of our visual language as storytelling itself. Here's an example showing how it can transform animation and visual FX.

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