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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. David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

Resolve 14 is the software’s biggest upgrade ever

Published in Post & VFX

Blackmagic claims that a complete back-end rewrite now means that the new Davinci Resolve 14 is up to 10 times faster than before. Not only that but, following the acquisition of Fairlight last year, it will also feature the full Fairlight audio engine.

Panasonic has a very strong lineup of cameras - all the way from the refined Varicam to the talented and popular GH5. But this hasn’t made them complacent. In fact, the Japanese camera company has been busy creating a very different sort of camera: a 360 degree 4K device that stitches the uncompressed output from four 4K cameras in real time.

A leap for Atomos into large-scale HDR monitoring

Avid goes free: Meet Media Composer First

Published in Post & VFX

In case you thought it was expensive to use Media Composer: how about getting it for nothing?

NewTek's revolutionary new 4K TriCaster

Published in IP Video

NewTek’s TriCaster TC1 is a completely new generation of product, built around IP video from the ground-up.

RED’s new Image Pipeline (IPP2) is a complete rework of the original and will improve almost all aspects of working with RED cameras and post producing the images.

We caught up with Avid Chairman and CEO, Louis Hernandez Jr, while we were in Dubai recently. Sitting in a gloomy corner of an otherwise brightly lit Avid booth, we shot this exclusive video interview. Without giving away anything too specific, we look at NAB 2017 and beyond.

Putting aside the obvious problem that, if you have Amazon Echo software installed on your camera you’ll never be able to work with an actress called “Alexa”, are voice recognition menus in cameras a good idea? 

There’s a widespread feeling that camera purchases are increasingly transient and that they’re only to be seen as short-term investments. But the reality is different.

Sometimes you look at the world today and struggle to make sense of anything. This video certainly won't help. It's a brilliant mashup by famous YouTube Editor, Robert Jones.

We’ve run a few articles recently about the direction Apple seems to be taking and are reaching the inescapable conclusion that the company that invented the iPhone is being consumed by consumers. “Pro” doesn’t seem to matter any more, “Thin” does. So, where does that leave us?

The powerful new $5995 Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro takes all that was good about the original URSA Mini and builds on it with dedicated controls, a truly interchangeable lens mount, integrated ND filters, and a good deal more - and it's shipping immediately.

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