Jul2nd

Are Pistol Grip Gimbals the Next Wave?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It seems everything else is getting smaller, lighter, faster, and cheaper – so why not 3-axis gimbals? At the urging of one of our planet5D readers, we took a 50,000 foot look at pistol grip gimbals, and have some answers. It may have died down…
Jul2nd

Magic Lantern RAW 14-bit Yields Beautiful Short Film ENDLESS GRAVITY

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planet5D reader Alex Soloviev’s recipe for beautiful short films: Canon EOS 6D [B&H | Amazon], Magic Lantern RAW 14-bit, DaVinci Resolve, skill…and artistic vision. Alex does beautiful work, full stop.[adrotate group="6"] So – when you visit Vimeo to see ENDLESS GRAVITY, you may want to…
Jul1st

Cineasy Touch Solves Sony a7 series, a6000 Record Button Problem

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Simple is good. And in spite of its unfortunate name, the Cineasy Touch is a simple solution to that confounded record button. I love the Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] – it’s the camera that convinced me to switch from decades of Canon body upgrades…
Jul1st

Zoom F8, Audio-technica system 10, Instamic, the Tokina 24-70mm f2.8, the Z-Camera, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB podcast

Posted By Keith Alvendia
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the Zoom F8, Audio-technica system 10, Instamic, the Tokina 24-70mm f2.8, the Z-Camera, and more.[adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud,…
Jun30th

Book Your Tickets Now! – Visionary Moviemaker Vince LaForet Coming to Sydney & Melbourne Late July

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Get in fast! Don’t delay! Book your tickets NOW! Vince LaForet is coming to Australia for two two-day seminars, one in Sydney July 18-19 and the other in Melbourne July 25-26. Day one of each will be a lecture, day two will be a hands-on…
Jun30th

Zacuto to Ship Gratical X, ½ Price Little Brother to Gratical HD, in July

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We spoke with Zacuto at NAB about what they were then calling the Zacuto “Eye.” Now that the renamed Gratical X is almost here, the picture comes into sharper focus. It might be better to think of the Gratical X not as the little brother…
Jun30th

8k? Really? Where Can You See Footage Online in 8k? YouTube!

Posted By Bret Hoy
The Usual Scenario You’re sitting in front of your computer, exporting out the final version of your short film. You've slaved over the lighting, framing and composition of each take, ignoring the impatient huffs and puffs from the actors and crew. You carefully graded each…
Jun29th

The New Sigma 24-35 f/2: The Fastest Zoom Lens EVER

Posted By Bret Hoy
Sigma has just released their latest in the Art series of lenses, and it’s touting the title of, “fastest zoom lens ever made.” The Sigma 24-35 f/2 Art Lens is indeed the fastest zoom lens ever made to cover a full-frame body. Their previous lens,…
Jun29th

Are we approaching the golden age of Virtual Reality?

Posted By Bret Hoy
One of my favorite quotes is from the show The Office, and involves the goofy, but goodhearted character, Andy reflecting on past times. The quote is one that summons a particular melancholy nostalgia. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good…
Jun28th

Arkansas, You Might Want to Take a Page from the New Colorado Law

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of our just-created series “Common Sense Necessary for a Functioning Democracy Prevails,” Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signs into law House Bill 15-1290, a “right to record” police. DIY Photography reports about this new Colorado law.[adrotate group="6"] It’s not that we have anything against…
Jun27th

EOS C500 Mark II Going Higher Than 4K?

Posted By Bret Hoy
According to Canon Rumors, The Canon EOS C500 Mark II is likely to shoot at resolutions north of 4k. Indeed, this would be a smart move for Canon, who still haven’t fully embraced UHD resolutions yet. If the new C300 Mk II, which shoots in…
Jun26th

DxO One, Sigma 24-35mm f2, Canon G3x, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB podcast

Posted By Keith Alvendia
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from http://www.planet5D.com Joins me to discuss the DxO One, Sigma 24-35mm f2, Canon G3x, and more.[adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab…
Jun26th

Single Pixel Camera – Making Lens Redundant

Posted By Bret Hoy
At the heart of every digital camera we discuss is an electronic sensor of some kind. There are many different kinds, made by a plethora of manufacturers. While these sensors perform entirely different from each other, they still function based off of a similar method.…
Jun26th

The Pandora DSLR Optimizer: The Frankenstein Audio Recorder

Posted By Bret Hoy
The tools we use as filmmakers are more often than not, unitaskers. That is, objects that can only perform one task (except for the mandatory on set Leatherman tool). The Pandora DSLR optimizer isn’t a unitasker. In fact, this might be the first audio recorder…
Jun26th

The Exciting New Wave of Sony Sensors

Posted By Bret Hoy
We live in amazing times for camera technology. Ten years ago, some people were still not convinced that high definition 1080p quality was necessary. Fast forward to 2015, and we’re standing on the precipice of adopting Ultra High Definition 4K. Your iPhone shoots 240 frames…
Jun25th

Only One Day Left: $100 Off Academy of Storytellers Membership

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The team behind the Academy of Storytellers is really, really good: good filmmakers, good educators and good people. We’re only sorry we’re telling you about this 25% promotional discount just a day before it ends on June 26th at 9PM PST (Promo code: cheer).[adrotate group="6"] We’ve…