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 normal: expect surprises

Published in Technology & Computing

David Shapton on the accelerating pace of technological change and an innovation curve now so steep that, from our perspective, it seems vertical.

The new curved Dell Ultrasharp U3415W Monitor and its 21:9, nearly 4K display could well be the monitor you've always dreamed of.

We've spotted an unbelievable deal for a 4K television that underscores just how far prices have fallen.

A Turing Test for cameras?

Published in Technology & Computing

How do we deal with the fact that you can make convincing-looking films with a smartphone?

Sony’s proprietary digital zoom technology, Clear Image Zoom, has a cloak of mystery surrounding it underneath of which there could be some very interesting things going on indeed.

Does this mean we’ll be buying cameras in Six Packs next?

Published in Business

You can now buy six of Amazon’s new colour Kindles (i.e. a fully-fledged tablet) for $250. It was eye popping enough to see the price for individual tablets, which is $50, but if you buy five, you get an additional one free. Is this degree of commoditisation about to happen to cameras?

Why we don't get involved in disputes

Published in Business

People often write to us asking us to help them in disputes with manufacturers. Sometimes they even ask us to start campaigns against the maker of some product they've bought that doesn't work properly. This is why we don't get involved.

Drone filming the world's biggest ship

Published in Production

Drones can make magical movies. And none, so far, more magical than this.

Technology or art? You decide.

Published in Technology & Computing

Technology can make cameras easier to use. But what does this mean for professionals? Is it still art if your camera does almost everything for you?

You can't always trust your television

Published in Technology & Computing

Not all televisions are created equal, especially when they have a few miles on the clock.

Sony's Super 35mm FS7 really hit the spot when it was revealed last year. By all accounts it's still selling quickly, and producing great results. But in the race to announce something new every year, where does Sony go next? The FS5 is the answer.

The phrase 'game-changer' is a bit over-used in the industry of late, but with some additional information leaking out about NewTek's new NDI protocol, we're starting to get the feeling that it could be very significant indeed.

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