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.

Stephen Hawking's impossible life

Published in Technology & Computing

Stephen Hawking, perhaps the greatest scientist since Einstein, has died, aged 76

CGI can make duvets as well as war machines

Published in Production

Sometimes the most difficult things to model in CGI are seemingly the most simple. Here's a great example of CGI that really fools the eye with its realism.

The best CGI needs to understand anatomy

Published in Production

Why is it so hard to achieve realistic animal animation?

Continuing our series of interviews with RED's Graeme Nattress, we cover the topic of camera resolution. Prepare to go to camera university!

8K really is better than 4K, here's the proof

Published in Production

8K viewing in the home is now a thing. DP and 8K aficionado Phil Holland says you really can see the difference.

The new Zeiss Loxia 2.4/25mm first impressions

Published in Production

A solidly made manual focus lens with a great image

In an exclusive interview, RedShark Editor in Chief David Shapton chats with Graeme Nattress from RED about the epic journey the company has made, and the complexities of designing a revolutionary video camera. This is an introduction to a further four part series. 

This week persistent rumours started going around that RED could be teaming up with Foxconn to produce a new line of affordable 8K cameras. If it is true this could be seismic. But is it merely wishful speculation, or is there any substance to it?

We don't normally write about distribution deals in RedShark, but this is a big one. Atomos has appointed a new distributor in the US. We'd expect this to mean better availablity, service and support. And there's an open day for anyone within reach of Culver City

Top-end cinema cameras: It's all becoming clearer

Published in Production

Last week saw the arrival of several new and significant cameras, all with different - even contradictory - approaches to making high-end cinema pictures. 

This is simply one of the best presentations we've ever seen about video technology. If you have an hour to spare, do yourself a favour and watch this in its entirity. It will change the way you think about high resolution video

The RED HYDROGEN phone has a glasses-free 3D screen that works from all angles. It has an equally revolutionary audio system. And it's a modular platform for expansion into  - who knows? Almost certainly a cinema-quality camera. And you'll be able to buy it unlocked before the summer

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