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.

Several 6K cameras have been announced and there might be more to come. What is it about 6K that seems right for today's filmmakers?

I've been a Mac user for twelve years now. I still am. But I force myself to use a Windows PC for a large part of my work, because I write about this stuff, and I can't do that without everyday contact with the world's most popular (by numbers) desktop operating system.

Arturia's virtual historic synth collection is brilliant for composing original music, sound effects and backgrounds. And in some ways, the emulations are better than the originals.

Audacious Deepfake transforms Lion King

Published in Post & VFX

Machine Learning-based video manipulation is now so accessible that we're starting to see some really audacious examples

Liveblog - New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 6K with EF Mount

Published in Production

Hugely significant new EF-mount 6K camera and more...

A renewed focus on non-iPhone products and bigger R&D spending could be a sign of interesting stuff ahead from Apple.

More information about the RED KOMODO camera is sneaking out. While facts may be thin on the ground, the logic of the situation does mean that we can usefully speculate about the nature of the finished product. 

RED's HYDROGEN 2 just transitioned from being a rumour to a stated intention, with a few details. Jim Jannard has painted a tantalising picture, revealing a new camera module with a "new and extraordinary sensor"

This exists and it makes us happy

Published in Technology & Computing

This isn't going to save humankind. We wish it would. But we can't help feeling it's exactly what the world needs right now

With so many still cameras capable of shooting high resolution video, it's important to understand why video and still resolutions need to be treated differently

Sony's new has the widest dynamic range and the highest resolution of any Sony Alpha system camera

People are missing the point in RED vs Jinni Ltd

Published in Business

Several of our esteemed fellow publications are carrying a story about RED's MiniMags and a third party supplier of storage mags that are alleged to be compatible. But there's nothing new about this situation and RED should not have to defend itself against accusations of overpricing. Here's why

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