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.

Small doorways mean bigger TVs

Published in Technology & Computing

The headline is actually true. Small doorways are leading to a different type of TV. And those new TVs can be as big as the biggest wall in your living room

So, it seems that 65" is the most popular sized of TV screen in the US right now. Before that - and until quite recently - it was 55"

FPGAs are like miracle chips. They're fast and reprogrammable, and they extend the lifespan of products that contain them

Don't obsess over sensors

Published in Production

This might be the strangest title yet for a RedShark piece, but the point is an important one: a sensor is only part of the story.

Dr Andrew Cross spoke to us recently about how video networks work, why NDI has been successful, and about the merger of NewTek and Vizrt. Although we say so ourselves, this is a fascinating interview!

With a video editor in a browser that works with a 2MBit/s connection, Blackbird has some seriously impressive technology

Jony Ive is leaving Apple

Published in Technology & Computing

Apple's chief designer and the inspiration behind the form and function of modern Apple products is leaving. This is big news for media creatives who build their careers around Apple products

This Tuesday evening, 25th June 2019, RedShark is hosting an evening of advice and know-how about live streaming and how to produce content for it. Confirmed panellists include Alex Hobern, new media expert and winner of UK Channel 4's The Circle. If you're in Berlin or can get there by Tuesday evening, there's free food and drinks, and a live demonstration of the latest in streaming technology

If you are a regular follower of RedShark News you would have seen our enthusiastic reports on the current state of LED lighting technology at NAB 2019 last month. Thanks to advances in LED technology, super-efficient and low-cost lighting products for video production are now mainstream.

LIVE IN BERLIN: Live Production and Streaming for video makers,Thursday June 25th | 6.30pm - 9.30pm CEST

Think the new Mac Pro is too expensive? It isn't.

Published in Production

It’s shiny, it’s powerful, and it looks like it could shred a pound of cheddar in the time it takes to say “Afterburner”. But is it too expensive? I don’t think so.

The new Mac Pro's Afterburner is impressive. But it's even more revolutionary than it seems.

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