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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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Now that there's a freemium version of Pro Tools soon to be released, what are the implications for the rest of the audio industry? In one word: seismic.

We've just got hold of the first test footage from the JVC-LS300, JVC's 35mm 4K camera with a Micro 4/3 lens mount

Computer graphics are improving faster than Moore's law

"CTRL+Console: a touch-screen controller for your NLE

Published in Post & VFX

 Use a touchscreen as an NLE controller? Actually, it works rather well

RedShark News Editor, David Shapton, ponders the forthcoming “expiration date" of Moore's Law and whether technology can continue its rapid advancement as a result.

RedShark Review: Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA

Published in Audio

The Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA is an inexpensive audio interface and pre-amp that fits under your camera

If you want something to look right... build it!

Published in Production

The Grand Budapest Hotel proves that you don't need to rely on CGI to create a fantastic - or fantastical - look

Technology is moving so fast that unexpected things will happen

A major part of this film's success is surely its glorious use of colour

We were going to do a fairly comprehensive review of the combination of the Atomos Shogun and the Sony A7S. But when our friend Stefan Czech showed us his own review - we felt we couldn't improve on this. So here it is:

New curved, 4K and 5K monitors from HP

Published in Technology & Computing

Some intriguing new monitors have just been announced by HP - including a more reasonably priced 5K one

You're always likely to get sharper pictures with a prime lens, and here's a great example that's ideal for use with the popular Sony A7S: the Sony-Zeiss 55mm f1.8

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