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.

How has RED imaging changed since the beginning? 

Published in Production

It's hard to believe that RED began over a decade ago. In the concluding part of his interview with Graeme Nattress, David Shapton discusses how things have changed over the years.

Technology can sometimes make huge advances in a very short time, and it often happens when we least expect it. Get ready, because we are about to make a warp leap, and it will affect almost everything we do.

There are compelling reasons for migrating from Macs to PCs. PCs on the face of it have more power and are cheaper. But should you move? Do you have to?

RED's Sizzling Summer DSMC2 Showreel

Published in Production

It’s always good to see camera manufacturer’s showreels when they’re put together from user’s footage. This is the real deal. 

Cinegear is proving to be one of the go-to events of the year. Here's why you should be putting it firmly into your diary!

RedShark's 8K one-person documentary rig

Published in Production

If you think 8K is impractical for everyday shooting, you need to see this. [Update: Missing video now fixed - sorry if you tried before and couldn't see it.]

This is RED's vastly simplified line-up at a glance

Published in Production

RED has rationalised and simplified its camera range, bringing them all to the same level as the Weapon and distinguished only by their sensor choice. Prices have dropped too. Here's Phil Holland's helpful breakdown, all in one convenient chart.

Next week see's the Media Production Show make its return, and Editor in Chief David Shapton will be chairing a discussion about disruptive technology. But what form this takes precisely will be up to you!

Sony Venice goes to Pandora

Published in Production

Cinegear 2018: It seems like James Cameron was impressed by the Sony Venice.

Live streaming for anyone other than a national broadcaster used to be impossibly expensive. It’s certainly possible now, for remarkably small budgets, but even though an averagely competent crew can put together a multicam live stream now, I would hesitate to say it’s easy.

The surprising return of the professional cassette deck

Published in Audio

If you want the very latest in technology you might want to consider buying a new... cassette deck!

The new Sony Bravia ad makes us all emotional

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Spec sheets might sell to geeks, but for the rest of us, it's emotions that make us buy. And that's what Sony's always done with their Bravia advertisements. This latest one really hits the spot.

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