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.

It might not be getting quite the amount of attention of Pokemon Go  - what is? - but a new app that transforms photos into 'art' in the style of the masters is overloading servers worldwide and could point to the future of vector video.

Just in case this headline looks familiar to you, you’re right: we’ve been talking about this stuff for a long time. But a lot has changed, the world has moved on, and now, we’re no longer simply extrapolating from what’s gone before: we’re dealing with the real thing. 

We've been working with RED and G-Technology to look at the issues, opportunities and practical solutions around shooting in higher-than-4K resolutions. We asked cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, what it’s like to work in higher-than 4K resolutions using RED cameras and G-Technology storage

There’s no better place to see and feel the exponential rate of progress in technology than a modern, state of the art VFX/CGI facility. London’s Soho is packed with them but only a select few can claim such prestigious and mind-bendingly complex projects as Cinesite. 

Atomos upgrades Flame series HDR toolset

Published in Production

Atomos has just released an important upgrade for its Flame series of HDR monitors and recorders.

8K video will be the new Still Photography

Published in Production

Each still frame in an 8K video is a 32 megapixel still image. It may just be that 8K video is the best way to capture still images in the future.

Why can't the new Hasselblad X1D shoot video in 4K?

Published in Production

Quite a few people have been asking why the new Hasselblad medium-format camera, the X1D, can't shoot video in 4K. Most new consumer and professional cameras - and even quite a few smartphones - can do this. So why not an $8000 camera?

[Sponsored] Using NDI at a real live event

Published in IP Video

What's it like using networks - Newtek's NDI in this case - instead of conventional cabling at a live event? 

SDI is now living on borrowed time

Published in IP Video

Video over IP is going to replace SDI, not just in facilities, but as I/O on cameras too. When is it going to happen? Starting from now, it seems.

We've been working with RED and G-Technology to look at the issues, opportunities and practical solutions around shooting in higher-than-4K resolutions.

BT's recent experiment takes broadband connectivity over fibre to an extreme. Yet, it may be some time before such speeds reach the end consumer, if ever.

Here's a quick update on the sale of Sony Vegas to Magix, including Magix's response to the sale, and Sony's own statement. 

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