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.

We don't normally cover still photography in RedShark but in this case we couldn't resist. And why not? It's an amazing photograph

Convergent technology has a very distinctive business strategy that becomes clearer with every passing month. Their Odyssey range of recorder/monitors has been around since early 2013, and when they appeared, we thought they were incredibly significant.

Sigma Cine Lenses now shipping

Published in Production

Sigma led off the IBC 2016 Cine lens cavalcade of products with their Cine High Speed Zoom Line. FF Cine Zoom Line as well as FF Cine High Speed prime line.

David Shapton from RedShark interviews G-Technology’s Greg Crosby about the new Atomos Master Caddy and the RED Mini Mag workflow

Even with the torrid pace of change in the camera and video worlds, you can expect more change to come from surprising sources.

8K is part of the journey, not the destination

Published in Technology & Computing

Our industry may be just recently coming to grips with 8K production, but 8K is merely a stepping stone to a profoundly different (and possibly pixel-less) future.

RED has announced that it is now shipping two new 8K-capable cameras based on the HELIUM S35 8K sensor and built around the DSMC2 form factor: the $29,500 RED Epic-W and the latest $49,500 8K WEAPON.

RedShark Review: If you enjoy listening to your music through a smartphone (or most other consumer audio devices), then the Mojo headphone amplifier may drastically improve the experience.

A surprise announcement from Sony today reveals two new still cameras with extremely powerful 4K video facilities

The Canon 5D Mk IV and why it uses MJPEG

Published in Production

Want to know why Canon still uses MJPEG, especially in the new 5D Mk IV? It’s all about quality and a tradeoff between large file sizes and having a really good codec for high resolution imaging.

Happy birthday us: RedShark is four years old today

Published in Business

Four years ago today, we launched RedShark. We had no idea whether what would happen when we started on this journey and we weren’t even thinking that we might be in the position we are today as one of the top websites written for, and read by, the entire Moving Image Industry. 

While our industry gazes at the 8K horizon, significant developments are arising from surprising sources.

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