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.

If you want 10-bit video - buy a phone!

Published in Technology & Computing

Modern phones are so photo and video-oriented that telephony is almost a sideshow compared to their computing and signal processing prowess.

We’ve seen lots of explanations of HDR, but this one is particularly good.

Technology really is moving faster than you think

Published in Technology & Computing

Software and other facets of technology are on the same exponential curve too.

Resolution and other technological advancements are an entirely separate discussion from the skills of production.

We're on a journey that will lead beyond pixels

Published in Production

8K is now a reality - at least in acquisition and post production - but don’t feel tempted to dismiss this as marketing hype.

The Polish Film Festival that's too good to miss

It's tempting to compare storage based only on size, capacity and speed. But there's much more to it than that. Take the G|SPEED SHUTTLE XL from G-Technology, for example.

8K makes HD look better

Published in Production

Can 8K make a difference when downsampled to HD? We think so.

RED extends its lead in 8K cinematography with a new, improved full frame 8K sensor

Is AI going to get us all killed?

Published in Technology & Computing

AI is on its way. It’s a big deal and no-one is quite sure of the consequences. How is it going to affect our lives in the film and video-making business?

RED’s new Image Pipeline (IPP2) is a serious and worthwhile improvement on the original version. Phil Holland has made a useful graphic showing how to use it.

The iPhone X is a quantum leap in technology

Published in Technology & Computing

Phone technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. The fast pace of change has meant that sometimes we become blind to the astounding developments that are being made year on year. Are we becoming blind to progress?

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