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.

The new TV switching, recording and streaming suite of products announced today by Blackmagic are both an evolution and a significant upgrade — and there's one brand new category of product altogether. David Shapton reports.

Some handy tips for your first live TV show

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Last Friday, we staged our first live show. We wanted to tell you what we learned from it. Brief summary: a lot. There are reasons why so many jobs in broadcasting are highly skilled and considered mission critical.

RED Helium is the "best sensor ever" according to DxO

Published in Production

RED's Helium sensor is so good that it's miles ahead of other cameras. So says a new report from image experts DxO

Adopting a wide aspect ratio for our pictures, even when chucking pixels to do it, tricks our brains into perceiving quality.

This might be the tipping point for 8K

Published in Technology & Computing

A recent addition to the Dell monitor line-up points to the arrival of affordable 8K in the near future.

Intel turns the standard technological model on its head by making the computer the peripheral. Is this the end of ridiculously short obsolescence cycles?

RedShark Sound is moving house

Published in Audio

Nearly a year ago we started RedShark Sound and we wanted to bring you up to date with how it’s going. 

Where the Panasonic GH5 excels: in detail

Published in Production

The Panasonic GH5 represents a significant upgrade over the previous GH4, which is all the more impressive given that its very popular successor isn’t even three years old yet. Here, in detail, are all the upgrades and improvements.

Panasonic reveals the GH5: and it’s a stunner

Published in Production

The $2000 Panasonic GH5, launched on Wednesday at CES, is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 4K 60p/50p recording, and 4:2:2 10-bit shooting in 4K at up to 30p. With an additional 6K Photo Mode, it looks like an incredibly powerful all-rounder. 

I’ve spent Christmas in a 4K winter wonderland. Well, that's overstating it a bit, perhaps, but with a Dell 32" 4K monitor on my desk and a 75" Sony 4K HDR set to play with, it's been by far the best chance I've ever had to spend some quality time in front of all those pixels. 

Filming 'Disney’s Broadway Hits' in 4K with 13 Varicams

Published in Production

While 4K in the home is still a rarity, there are signs that things are changing quickly, and nowhere more so than in the capture of prestigious live events. 

A recent message from Apple’s Tim Cook to the company’s employees seems to allay fears that the Cupertino company is preparing to ditch the desktop. Until, that is, you read it a bit more closely.

Page 1 of 65

Twitter Feed