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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. In his day job, David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

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The Dell M3800 is a groundbreaking workstation-class laptop with a 4K screen. We've been using it.

Lytro's new Light Field camera is out and it's light years ahead of where we expected to be. Great industrial design, and a very much more powerful lens/sensor combination. You might be able to do serious work with this. And it might just have legitimised a completely new type of photography

 Every so often we see a CGI rendering that's breathtakingly realistic. Here's one, featuring Robert de Niro, that looks like it's a photograph, except better (or does it?)

How do you choose a camera? In this article, we use examples from everyday consumer life; smartphones, cars, computers, etc, to put the latest camera developmens into perspective. And we ask: are we reaching the point where you don't always need the latest and greatest?

Does Medium Format video make sense?

Published in Technology

 

With the release of what is probably the first affordable Medium Format digital still camera by Pentax, it makes us wonder whether Medium Format video is a thing that makes any sense

Development of the AJA Cion camera said to have taken 4 years and preceded the Ki Pro Quad

The 4K paradox

Published in Technology

On the face of it, 4K is a done deal. But is it?

 Sony's new A7s is a well thought out 4K-capable camera. Sony briefed us, giving some more information

NAB 2014: Atomos targets 4K with Shogun recorder

Published in Production

Right up to, well, now actually, Atomos has said that while it was looking at 4K, no 4K products were imminent because HD is still the current paradigm. Today, that all changes, as Atomos moves upwards from the HD era by announcing a totally new product that is natively capable of 4K.

Atomos is one of the best examples of a company that rides the wave of new technology. As soon as a new function or capability becomes possible at a sensible price point, Atomos jumps on it and makes a product.

Sony announces F5 upgrade path to F55 and new A7s full frame 5K DSLR - and reveals a new, confident stragety for media production at their 2014 NAB press conference

RedShark at NAB 2014

Published in Business

RedShark's at NAB in a big way this year - you'll see our banners everywhere! And it's your chance to meet the team!

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