Jul25th

What’s the Secret of this Movie Which Earned $300 Million in 3 Days?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It is my pleasure to write a very short post introducing a longer, thoughtful one by Ben Kuchera and Chris Plante over at Polygon.[adrotate group="6"] Because in the end, all…
Jul25th

What are Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights? Find Out!

Posted By Barry Andersson
Everyone I know talks about shooting at the "Magic hour," others refer to the "Golden Hour" or others yet say in the morning or at night.  Everyone clear? Have you…
Jul24th

Canon Sensors with 14 Stops of Dynamic Range, Just Like Sony and Nikon? Well, Yes But…

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Yeah, caught my attention, too. But this IS the take-away of Wojciech Toman upon testing Magic Lantern’s (yes, of course – why didn’t I think they were the answer immediately?)…
Jul24th

Novel Competitor to Steadycam and MoVI at a Fraction of the Price?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We used to talk non-stop about Steadicams and sliders. These days, it’s all about 3-axis gimbals. I want one. But in the final analysis, it's not about the tool so…
Jul24th

Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 Boasts Workflow Improvements and Feature Enhancements

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
You may be familiar with kaizen, the Japanese practice of continuous improvement. You may be less familiar with its origins as an American concept brought to Japan after WW II…
Jul23rd

cinema@planet5D is back! Hand picked awesome videos

Posted By planetMitch
Yes, it is true! The cinema@planet5D is back! Our cinema section was very popular or year or two ago, and with the failed switch to the "videolog" and the forums,…
Jul23rd

Is the Panasonic GH4 as Game Changing as Everyone Thought 3 Months Ago?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
When guys like Michael Reichmann, Philip Bloom, Caleb Pike and Dave Dugdale write about either buying or switching entirely from Canon to Panasonic;  video comparisons here, here, and here offer unequivocal…
Jul23rd

Spike Lee Shoots The Game on Digital Bolex D16 Cameras, and Scores

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
There is nothing quite like a celebrity endorsement to rubber stamp a new product in the minds of wavering buyers. In this case there are two celebrities and a well-known…
Jul22nd

planet5D podcast #20 Timelapse discussion and more with Ron Risman

Posted By planetMitch
Today we had Ron Risman from timelapseworkshops.com and cameratown.com - with us on the podcast! Show notes and links [adrotate group="6"] Discussion about time-lapse workshops The features of the Southwest…
Jul22nd

Zeiss Optics with Video Ergonomics at a “Bargain” Price?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Ever try to use a follow focus – even a good one, like the Edelkrone Focus One Pro – with a still camera autofocus lens from one of the major…
Jul22nd

Awesome timelapse workshops coming in October – plus $100 off discount for planet5D readers

Posted By planetMitch
If you're looking to learn timelapse, there's no better way to do it than to get out and do it! So why not join these two new workshops in October…
Jul22nd

A Love Letter – and Plea – to Canon

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Dear Canon: I’ve been a fanboy of yours for just about 45 years, ever since I bought my first SLR – the Canon FT/QL -- at the age of 12.…
Jul22nd

Syrp Variable ND Filter Now Available!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
When we last caught up with the team from Syrp (creators of Kickstarter success Genie, they’d just expanded their product line with their Magic Carpet slider. Fast on the heels…
Jul21st

Ron Risman visits the planet5D Podcast to talk timelapse and cameras and more!

Posted By planetMitch
My friend Ron Risman from cameratown.com will be joining us tomorrow on the planet5D podcast - so join us live if you're available at 11am Eastern! Come to http://extras.planet5d.com/podcast to…
Jul21st

Magic Lantern Does It Again: Full-Resolution Silent Pictures

Posted By Barry Andersson
You might not immediately get excited about this new feature from the folks over at Magic Lantern, but perhaps you should be. They have just announced that it is now…
Jul21st

Getting A High-End Look with Inexpensive Gear

Posted By planetMitch
This is a guest post from Tim Hicks. He and I met on the chat application on the lower right of the planet5D blog that shows up only when I’m…

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