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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.

Wooden Camera finds a new home at Vitec

Published in Business

The Dallas-based camera accessory company has been acquired by Vitec PLC.

VEGAS is back, and it's in very good shape

Published in Post & VFX

Once a Sony property, it seems Vegas is still in good hands, if Magix's first iteration (version 14) of the NLE is any indication.

Panasonic’s FZ1000 stunned the industry when it was launched just over two years ago, and while its successor doesn’t represent quite the same great leap forward it provides a serious amount of camera in the £1000 bracket.

Panasonic unveils new GH5 prototype

Published in Production

Photokina has opened with a bang as Panasonic has announced its new GH5 camera, which will offer what the company says is a world's first 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p with 4:2:2 10-bit when it is released in the first half of next year.

Announcing the winners of the RedShark IBC2016 Awards

Published in Business

In many ways IBC2016 felt like a bit of a watermark: the old ‘traditional’ broadcast industry giving way to something newer and perhaps more inclusive. It was all very positive too, something which is reflected in the choices made for this year’s IBC RedShark Awards.

Why lenses still matter (and still cost money)

Published in Production

One of the things noticeable at IBC is that good glass is still stubbornly resisting commoditisation and is as important as ever.

Co-operation is the name of the current game

Published in Business

It's still too soon to draw any deep or profound conclusions about this year's IBC except for the fact that we're seeing a lot of co-operation between companies and particularly those manufacturers who might previously have shied away from working with third parties (except at arms-length).

Blackmagic buys both Ultimatte and Fairlight

Published in Business

Blackmagic Design has a track record of unveiling new products at NAB and new acquisitions at IBC, and this year is no exception with the highly significant announcement that it is the new owner of both keying specialist Ultimatte and legendary audio pioneer Fairlight.

8K, the cloud, and the post production dilemma

Published in Post & VFX

For a post production industry that suddenly has to manipulate and process images 70x what they were a scant couple of decades ago, the problems that the forthcoming massive leap in resolution about to engulf us brings are probably greater than most. Luckily, cloud technology will be there to provide the horsepower to cope.

NewTek’s IP Series is a huge step towards the IP future

Published in IP Video

David Shapton reckons that NewTek’s software-driven, infinitely expandable approach to switching, input, and output of video sources over IP (and SDI) represents an Uber-level game changer for the industry.

How to share share storage with a Thunderbolt connection

Published in Post & VFX

Here's something you shouldn't miss at IBC: How to share a Thunderbolt connection, courtesy of Accusys.

What is the Canon EOS C700's place in a crowded market?

Published in Production

How will the newly announced Canon EOS C700 fit into a high-end market dominated by the likes of ARRI, RED and Varicam?

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