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 term UHD doesn't help anyone… There’s no big revelation here. No massive paradigm change in technology. No seismic shift in our understanding of the universe. Just a slowly dawning realisation that something I’ve been saying for a long time has just been proved to me without a doubt.

RedShark West Coast writers wanted

Published in Business

The RedShark team is off to Cinegear in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks and I just wanted to mention that we are looking for new writers in the US, particularly on the West Coast. 

Olympus’ new $499 TG-5 action camera has been designed to be an expert in both stills and 4K video

Atomos Inferno gets major new 4K firmware upgrade

Published in Production

Atomos brings Quadlink (4K 60p) support to Shogun Inferno

Hold on to your hats! It's starting to look like Artificial Intelligence is going to affect video production in a very big way. 

Amazon’s new Echo Show is a personal digital assistant with a video screen. It probably represents the state of the art with cloud-connected voice assistants. Whichever way you look at it, it’s a remarkable achievement

What are Canon's priorities with video? Why hasn't it put more effort into making the 5D MK 1V a better video camera for shooting video? We think we know why. 

Microsoft seems to be taking a direct potshot at the MacBook Air and the valuable education market with its new $999 13.5-inch screen Surface laptop featuring a 14-hour battery life. Could this be the start of an all-out assault?

RedShark Awards winners for NAB 2017

Published in Production

Here are the winners of the RedShark awards for NAB 2017. Before we dive into the results, I’d like to thank everyone who wrote to us to nominate their products. Not everyone can win because there’s a finite number of awards, and to win one calls for something exceptional. And these winners are all exceptional.

What to expect at NAB 2022

Published in Technology & Computing

That’s not a typo. We've just finished NAB 2017, but what can we expect to see in five year’s time?  And are the trends visible now? From computational imaging to augmented reality to object-oriented video, David Shapton thinks they are.

Resolve 14 is the software’s biggest upgrade ever

Published in Post & VFX

Blackmagic claims that a complete back-end rewrite now means that the new Davinci Resolve 14 is up to 10 times faster than before. Not only that but, following the acquisition of Fairlight last year, it will also feature the full Fairlight audio engine.

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