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.

Eclipse TD510 MK II speakers on test

Published in Audio

RedShark Review: They may look rather odd, but there is nothing odd at all about the sound quality the Eclipse TD510 MK II speakers deliver from their 4-inch cone. In fact, it is superb.

Like the return of a long-lost friend, Apple has come back in the best possible way for professionals.

So, that was Cinegear 2017

Published in Production

I’m on the plane back from Cinegear, the video and cinematography show based on Paramount’s Studio lot in Hollywood. In three words: it was great.

Sony has revealed that it is developing a new high-end Cine Alta camera, with a brand-new full-frame sensor.          

I’ve almost lost count of the times I’ve heard video makers say to me “If only Panasonic would make a camera somewhere between the GH5 and the VariCam LT cameras." Now it has.

Canon gets the price right with the new EOS C200

Published in Production

Well, we thought this was coming. Canon just announced the C200. It’s a camera that — we’re told by Canon — fits in between the C100 and the C300 MK II, but which has the C700’s sensor. And it's £7699/€9229

With the rapid integration of the Fairlight digital Audio Engine into Resolve 14, does this mean that Blackmagic has ambitions to become a major audio company?

Bigger pixels give brighter pictures, but more pixels give more detail. So, which is the better approach when it comes to choosing new kit?

Viewing a collection of 35mm slides from the late 50s and early 60s reminded me of how good today’s cameras have to be — and one way in which they will never be as good. 

Major new camera announcements due at Cinegear

Published in Production

Most of us have never been to this Hollywood show. Quite a few have never even heard of it. That’s all going to change this week.

Basically, no. We’re always hearing gossip about the possibility that Apple’s going to replace macOS (until recently called OS X) with iOS, the operating system that powers Apple’s iPads, iPods and iPhones. But they won't and here's why.

The term UHD doesn't help anyone… There’s no big revelation here. No massive paradigm change in technology. No seismic shift in our understanding of the universe. Just a slowly dawning realisation that something I’ve been saying for a long time has just been proved to me without a doubt.

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