Mar5th

Saramonic SR-AX107: Low-Cost Competitor to juicedLink, Beachtek?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Chinese company Saramonic’s SR-AX107 XLR adapter/preamp is a mashup of juicedLink and Beachtek products at an aggressive price point -- with a face only a mother could love. [adrotate group="6"]…
Mar5th

How to Keep an Idiot In Suspense: The RED WEAPON Upgrade Rumor Mill

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
I already feel like an idiot way too often when I think about how much I don’t know, but when a highly regarded camera manufacturer announces a breathless update with…
Mar5th

FCPX Has Its Cold Mountain Moment with Focus, Proves It Is An Amazing Feature Film NLE

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
The surest test of any moviemaking software or hardware product is in using it throughout the making of a major motion picture. Final Cut Pro X was put to the…
Mar4th

75% Discount on Premier Pro Training, Till March 7th

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Belgian filmmaker and planet5D reader Jordy Vandeput has just launched a new training website called Cinecom, and is offering 75% off his introductory course – on Premiere Pro through March…
Mar4th

Teradek VidiU Mini: OK, Some Pros Really ARE Going to Soil Themselves

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of the latest in an occasional series we just made up entitled “This is Sick (But in A Good Way)” we speak with Mike Gailing, Director of…
Mar4th

Carbon Studios’ Stunning Perspective on San Francisco at Night with Sony A7s

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Not satisfied with shooting some amazing footage of a lone figure on the beach at night with their Sony A7s, Carbon Studios has gone one better with some absolutely stunning…
Mar4th

“What Color Is This Dress?” or: “Why I Need To Learn Scopes”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Or even: why I need to stop watching the “news.” AND use a color chart. It started off innocently enough: our 17-year old traipsed down the stairs, laptop in hand,…
Mar3rd

Last Minute Sale: WPPI Specials

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of "Whoa, Stuff on Sale," we cull items on sale from B&H like the Panasonic GH4 in honor of The Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference+Expo at the MGM…
Mar3rd

BAM! Canon Drops Prices on 5D Mk III, 6D – Plus Add’l Instant $300 Savings

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It's always nice when Canon drops prices.  The price for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body drops $300 from $3,099 to $2,799; for a limited time, you can take off…
Mar3rd

PocketSKATER²: Are Skaters The Next Sliders?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We recently learned about the eMotimo cart, and now close on its heels is edelkrone’s manual take on the same idea, the PocketSKATER². Is this the next hot space for…
Mar3rd

Carbon-Envy: ARRI Introduces ALEXA Mini, And I Want One

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The ALEXA Mini provokes the same feeling I had decades ago when I first saw the Rollei 6006 medium format single lens reflex: I may not be good enough for…
Mar2nd

$200,000 Worth of Prizes? Holy My RØDE Reel 2015 Short Film Competition!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Last year’s inaugural My RØDE Reel competition brought in over 1,000 entries from almost 80 countries. This year, the pot has been dramatically sweetened, making My RØDE Reel 2015  the…
Mar2nd

KitSentry Kickstarter Campaign for Massive Breakthrough in Camera Gear Security, Peace of Mind

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
High-end on-location camera bag maker f-stop gear has kicked-off KitSentry, a new concept in smart, secure camera bags, and has announced a KickStarter campaign to fund this exciting project.[adrotate group="6"]…
Mar2nd

Sony Strategy for Next 3 Years: Big, Hairy and Audacious

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sony faces real financial challenges, but their latest mid-term strategy report indicates that they are coming out swinging – which is good news for digital filmmakers like us. I’m excited.…
Feb28th

I Wanna New Sit Stand Desk (With Apologies to Huey Lewis and The News)

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It's been less than 10 months since I thought I was being rather clever by buying an IKEA table for my "edit suite," but sometimes you do get what you…
Feb27th

New and Improved? Let’s compare the Canon EOS C100 Mark II vs …

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The Canon EOS C100 is a bit like Penn State: if you love it, you really love it. And if you don’t, well – there are other options out there.…