Aug27th

Wherefore Art Thou, Blackmagic?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A very cool company with an unorthodox approach chats with planet5D about customer-centricity, workflow, 4K -- and that wild but short-lived Pocket Cinema Camera promotion. We recently had a chance…
Aug27th

Magic Lantern + Subject, Location and Cinematic Voice = Real Magic

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Magic. Freakin’ magic. That’s what filmmakers do; it’s what we all have available to us in a way that kings and queens of even a generation ago couldn’t.[adrotate group="6"] I…
Aug27th

Atomos Take HDMI One Step Closer to SDI Professional Video Standard

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Australian-based digital recorder company Atomos not only listened to customers asking for more from their cameras and recorders, they acted. Now Atomos is helping redefine industry standards with their new…
Aug26th

Blackmagic Ups The Ante and Adds Crucial Features with Blackmagic Firmware Update 1.9.3

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Blackmagic Design has upped the ante once again with the latest version of its Blackmagic firmware, this time for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPC) and Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC). [adrotate…
Aug26th

You Can Immediately Help Contribute to the Magic Lantern Development Without Having to Code

Posted By Barry Andersson
Are you a fan of Magic Lantern? If you are using it on a regular basis then you should take a close look at their current request. They want your…
Aug25th

Smartphone OnePlus One Shoots 4k that smokes the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
4K footage from new smartphone entry OnePlus One beats a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (under admittedly ideal lighting conditions). Who should be more worried – Canon, or Apple? Or is…
Aug25th

Surveys Says: Canon C300 Most Popular Camera Among Working Pros in UK

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Canon C300 takes top honors, but Sony's F5/55 garners attention. Thanks to our friends over at Cinescopophilia for alerting us to the 2014 Televisual Production Technology Survey. Televisual questioned 100…
Aug25th

Easy Ways to Ensure You’re Getting Your Shot in Focus

Posted By Barry Andersson
One of the number one things that I get asked about and I hear discussed regularly is the issue of getting a shot in focus when shooting video. Many videographers…
Aug22nd

This Week’s “Fabulous Excess” Award: Canon’s $165,000 1200mm Lens – Used!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
News of the Canon 1200mm lens brought to us courtesy of the team over at Imaging Resource Perhaps you’ve heard the old saw, “The difference between men and boys is…
Aug22nd

North Korea Revealed in Engaging Time Lapse “Enter Pyongyang” Shot on Nikon

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Filmmaker and planet5D reader Rob Whitworth visits North Korea, and with stunning access to its capital city, Pyongyang, creates engaging Nikon time lapse and we've got some exclusive behind-the-scenes info! If…
Aug21st

Reminder of Why We Fell in Love with the Canon 5D Mk II: “Under the Rust”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Knowing how influential the Canon 5D Mk II has been to so many of us, we’re delighted to share with you three items from planet5D reader and filmmaker Julien Lasseur: his…
Aug21st

Shutter Count is Now Available for Windows

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What is Shutter Count and why should you care? Well...have you seen what’s been going on at eBay lately? In the past month, 20 or so U.S. location, working Canon…
Aug21st

Discover how you can shoot 40fps in RAW on your Canon Cameras

Posted By Barry Andersson
Magic Lantern keeps pushing the boundaries of the Canon DLSR platform. They have recently announced that it is now possible, on the Canon 5D Mark III, for you to shoot at 40…
Aug20th

Remarkable Documentary “A Year in Champagne” Shot on a Magic Lantern Hacked Canon T2i

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We write about gear – in this particular instance, a Magic Lantern hacked Canon T2i, a Canon C300 and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. And then we write it’s not about…
Aug20th

First Impressions: RED Epic Dragon Sensor

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Wanna get frustrated? Try watching an 18-stop dynamic range test of the RED Epic Dragon shooting in 6K delivered via HD over the web. This is certainly no knock on…
Aug19th

Community, Artistry and Story — and $100,000 in Filmmaking Prizes

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A conversation with Story & Heart Co-Founders Justin DeMers and David Singer on their latest endeavor I have a story for you. But we’ll keep it short, because the story is…

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