The first planet5D live interview with @tylerginter

by planetmitch8 Comments

Tonight, we held the very first live HDSLR interview and chat with our guest Tyler Ginter (@tylerginter on twitter). It went pretty well (if I say so myself) with about 18 people online at the peak. We had lots of participation too in the chat – which is exactly what I'd hoped for – a community event. Not just a podcast or a one on one interview, but a group event where everyone got to ask questions and interact with Tyler live. And, I used the Canon EOS 5D Mark II as my webcam!

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Here's the recording:

Some fun facts from the event:

  • Combat Camera has ‘kits' out in the field with 2 5D2 bodies and lots of other camera equipment (including an expensive night vision.
  • Each kit is about $25,000 – and includes 2 bodies, cases, gorillapod, etc.
  • The plan is to have the kits in use for 3-5 years
  • All of the 5D2s they've put in service are still in service
  • They tend to try to leave one lens on the body during a shoot to keep the dust out
  • If you want to see what is in the “kit” – here's a PDF from Tyler

One of the images he mentioned is this one:

Sgt. 1st Class Leonardo Torres of the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) shows locals the photos he captured on the 5DMKII during a combat patrol in Afghanistan. Click for larger view

Our thanks to Tyler for being the first and for all he and his teams do for the United States (and the world for that matter).

(Photo credit: snap from the video)



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  2. I dont get the meaning of the last sentence:
    “Our thanks to Tyler for being the first”
    to be the first guy how is a “combat camera” whatever?

    “and for all he and his teams do for the United States”
    he nor his team wont deliver a object view on a situation in the field even if they want to, itll never have a critical position.

    ” (and the world for that matter).”
    what means that one now? does it mean that the whole world always blindly agree with the position and the consequences ?

    sorry for my bad english

    1. Author

      “Our thanks to Tyler for being the first” – because he was planet5D’s first live interview.

      Luk, I am proud of our military and for all they do around the world. I’m not going to get into a political debate here – this blog is about photography.

  3. okay i understand this blog also as a blog about photography an so on.. so tell why you write this “Our thanks to Tyler for being the first and for all he and his teams do for the United States (and the world for that matter).”
    this is already a political statement. as a comment it fine but not in a blog which is all “about photography” an not a political one.
    with kind regards

  4. Hi

    How you conected your HDSLR for the live stream ( hdmi out to a Itensity pro or similar ?!!

    Thanks for the info – tip

    1. Author

      Actually, I used the Canon EOS utility to display the images of me via my Canon EOS 5D Mark II… quite easy, tho it does have that silly white square in it (the focus square). I can’t find a way to get rid of it.

  5. How exactly did you go about live streaming with your 5d?

    Would you be so kind as to maybe listing step by step what you did? That would be very helpful.


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