Dec18th

SpeedLooks Version 4 Shows its True Colors

Posted By planetMitch
We've mentioned Speedlooks several times recently and they're getting rave reviews! They asked us to also let you know about their Christmas Sale going on until January 4th with a…
Dec18th

Doco Director Yvonne Russo Won’t Use Crowdfunding Again and Here’s Why

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Independent Producer/Director Yvonne Russo is shooting Viva Verdi!, a documentary about musicians living and teaching at Casa Di Riposo per Musicisti in Milan, the home built by Giuseppe Verdi in…
Dec17th

Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Adam Wilt, software engineer, producer, post-producer and creator of the esteemed Cine Meter II light meter app for iOS devices has received a set of pre-release Veydra prime lenses for…
Dec17th

Atomos Ninja Star Review

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planet5D reader Frank Rohmer takes a hands-on look at the Atomos Ninja Star connected to the new Canon 7D Mk II. You know we like the folks over at Atomos,…
Dec16th

Shogun Showdown: 4K Odyssey 7Q+ Scheduled to Hit the Shelves December 24th

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Within spitting distance of each other on price, convergent design’s Odyssey 7Q+ squares off against Atomos’ Shogun for the title of premier external 4K video recorder. Which one will actually…
Dec16th

New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40- 150mm f/2.8 PRO is Stunning Says Kevin Raber of Luminous Landscape

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
In the absence of a firsthand tryout of crucial new gear, I look to the well-qualified opinions of industry experts. Luminous Landscape’s Kevin Raber is one such. He recently received…
Dec16th

How To Intensify Your Production Stills with Macphun Intensify Pro & More

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Macphun is one of the unsung heroes of the image editing software business. Their Intensify Pro application recently brought to life some production stills I had all but given up…
Dec15th

Zacuto Giveaway Starts Today

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Some of the best cinematographic candy – I mean accessory gear – comes from highly-regarded Chicago-based company Zacuto. For the next four days, they’re giving away $10,000 worth of it.…
Dec11th

Canon 7D Mark II Review: Game Changer for Events & Sports?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planet5D reader Frank Rohmer gives us his demo/review of the Canon 7D Mk II on YouTube, and he likes it. Frank has been shooting with Canon gear for about five…
Dec11th

VistaLUT by Cineplus Lifts the Gloom, Makes Skin Tones Lighter & Brighter

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
VistaLUT is the latest 3D Look Up Table aka 3D LUT by Swiss moviemaker and software architect John Hope of Cineplus, and it introduces a lightness and a brightness into…
Dec10th

Monopods rock! So how does the MogoPod Monopod compare to market leaders?

Posted By planetMitch
I love monopods! So how does the Mogopod Monopod fit in with my photography and video needs? Monopods are supposed to make your life as a filmmaker or a photographer…
Dec9th

Are there enough women in film? Shane Hurlbut says NO!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Hollywood feature film director of photography Shane Hurlburt has announced that he and partner Lydia are developing HVFFM. No it’s not an acronym for a medical condition too awful to speak its…
Dec9th

Famed for its Film Simulations for Moving Images, FilmConvert Also Works Great for Stills

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
One version of Rubber Monkey Software’s popular FilmConvert color grading/film emulation software that tends to be overlooked is its Photoshop plug-in. As a staffer there once admitted, film simulation for…
Dec8th

Expires 12/9: Canon Rebel SL1 with 18-55 IS STM Lens Kit for $359.99!!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
NB: this is a refurbished Canon Rebel SL1 direct from Canon -- which is, truly, "good as new." This is a crazy good price (especially given that this is their latest…
Dec8th

Filming a LED Light Suit at Night

Posted By Barry Andersson
Most creative people are always looking to find a new way of showing something that everyone has seen before. When I ran across this video I can say I never…
Dec8th

Zoom Lens for GoPro?

Posted By Barry Andersson
I have a love hate relationship with GoPro cameras. I have to use them on more and more of the productions I am on and in some cases they are…

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