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.…
Feb27th

eMotimo Cart: Dynamic Camera Motion You Can’t Get with Sliders or Jibs

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
If you haven’t done so recently, watch Hitchcock’s TO CATCH A THIEF and notice how little dynamic camera motion he actually used -- yet still told a great story. Now…
Feb26th

“DSLR Top Features” Survey Reveals Canon’s (and Others’) Challenges

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We like asking Kickstarter entrepreneurs what kind of market research they do when planning new products, and that got us thinking about the process used by the big boys –…
Feb26th

Academy of Storytellers: Pearls of Filmmaking Wisdom via Web Shorts

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We interviewed two of the principals of Story & Heart last year and came away convinced that they were nice, smart, creative, thoughtful,  nice, knowledgeable, low-key, nice, entrepreneurial, and, uh...…
Feb26th

Sony: Who Doesn’t Love a Turnaround Story?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sony is dominating mirrorless sales in Japan. If you want to assume that they are going to focus on their mirrorless E- and FE-mount product lines (and you don’t want to simply take…
Feb25th

Game-Changer? Color Finale: Industry Standard Grading Tools Inside FCP X

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Color Grading Central releases Color Finale, a plugin that will make people think twice about going outside of Apple’s NLE for more sophisticated color grading alternatives. planet5D discount! We're stoked to have…
Feb25th

The Shoot Strap: A Magnetic Camera Strap Strong Enough to Suspend a Sofa?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Before there were garage-based startups in the U.S., there were cottage industries in the UK (yeah, OK, and in a bunch of other places, too). In this  installment of our…
Feb25th

Free Affinity Photo Beta Updated to Include Raw Photo Processing — Try it Out Now!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
The latest free beta of fully-featured professional photo editing application Affinity Photo adds raw file processing and is now available for download. I am trying it out right now and…