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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.

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With the arrival of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the war has begun, again. The war, that is, over whether 48fps is better than 24fps, and even whether it's acceptable at all

Varicam "Image Rivals Alexa"

Published in Production

" My opinion is that for high end work it's the best 4k solution in terms of color/tone/latitude." says, Thatcher Kelley, one of the cameramen on the VariCam demo shoot

Spectacular early footage from Panasonic's 4K VariCam

Published in Production

Panasonic's new Varicam in its 35mm incarnation is looking like a strong competitor to the cinema cameras at the very top of the tree. Here's the footage that stakes its claim to that refined territory

Blackmagic URSA 80 fps in low light

Published in Production

A recent update to Blackmagic's URSA has made it able to capture 4K at up to 80 fps. Here's what it looks like

Here's our interview with Michael Cioni of Light Iron, talking about how he manages media data within his facility. Co-incidentally, the day we're running this interview, Panavision has announced that they've acquired Light Iron! With congratulations to all concerned, here's the interview

Clever CGI makes a film that's... indescribable

Published in Production

If you have an abundance of talent, what you can do to make a short film has no limits...

It may sound like science fiction, but it's beginning to look like, perhaps within a decade, we'll be able to dispense with on-board storage in our cameras and go completely, reliably, wireless

A7S in New York - in bright light for a change!

Published in Production

Here's a clever documentary about New York, packed into sixty seconds, and shot with a Sony A7S

There are a LOT of cameras coming out!

Published in Production

This is going to be a bumper month for camera reviews!

Blackmagic URSA - unboxing and first impressions

Published in Production

We've just taken delivery of an URSA for a review. Here are our first impressions

Why the Cloud is better

Published in Technology & Computing

A guide to understanding the Cloud and how it can benefit your production business or TV station

How is it that Sony is now the leading innovator with still cameras that can be used for video?

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