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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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How to make an ape

Published in Post & VFX

To make convincing-looking CGI animals, it takes more than a detailed and textured volumetric or polygon-based model. For movement, it's essential to model the inner, as well as the external anatomy

New flexible 20x ultra-zoom from Canon: CN20x50

Published in Production

Canon's new ultra-zoom lens has PL and EF mounts and a focal length up to 1,500mm with a range extender

This amusing aerial self portrait makes us gasp at the ways we can now make breathtaking videos with minimal expense

Here's a really useful infographic about all things 4K/UHD

It just won’t go away, will it? However much you can prove with specifications that digital video is indisputably better than film, there’s a stubborn feeling that there’s more to it than the simple-to-prove facts. We think we've indentified one, subtle, process that helps film to store more visible information than digital.

Newtek has just announced the TriCaster Mini. It's a self-contained version of their TriCaster Live Production System that has HDMI inputs instead of HDSDI, and which, in one, small, self-contained box (no need for a host computer) has all the software you need to create network-quality TV shows and record or stream them live.

RedShark is co-sponsoring an afternoon of intense discussion about the future of video in London, on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, where UK Screen is presenting More Pixels:Better Pixels

Sony's XAVC is used across an increasing number of its professional camcorders. Why did they choose yet another format? There were good reasons, as we explain below

The human face is surely one of the most challenging objects to animate realistically. To make it look completely real takes a very special kind of talent

Superb summer scenes captured with a Panasonic GH4

Published in Production

Every time we see well-captured footage from Panasonic's little 4K wonder, we have to remind ourselves that this didn't come from a camera rig costing $60,000

The Sony RX10 may be joined by a 4K RX20

Published in Technology & Computing

For a long time we've thought that the Sony RX10 might be capable of 4K with a firmware upgrade. Now there are rumors that there will be an RX20 - essentially the same but with 4K

USB gets even more versatile

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