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Dec
18
2014

SpeedLooks Version 4 Shows its True Colors

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 [adrotate group="6"]special planet5D bonus! LookLabs is having a Christmas sale! Beginning December 24th until January…
Dec
11
2014

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

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 years, and he’s really chuffed about the new Canon 7D Mk II. The “deal maker”…
Nov
26
2014

Masters in Motion Heading To Texas in December: Get There If You Can

A Zoolander-level (“Ridiculously good-looking”) agenda and set of A-list presenters at Masters in Motion – a three day event for filmmakers coming up in just two weeks -- promises inspiration, learning and collaboration pretty well guaranteed to up your game. If only we lived closer…
Nov
10
2014

Stills from 4K: How Many Megapixels Does it Take to Make a Great Wedding Album?

Wedding photographer and planet5D reader Alexandru has the happy clients to prove it: still captures from 4K video at 9 megapixels can be just as effective as dedicated still camera capture at twice that resolution and more.[adrotate group="6"] Sometimes more is better -- think Ansel…
Nov
5
2014

Sony a6000 and A7s Enough to Make Professional Nikon Shooter Switch

In this video, long-time Nikon fan and professional landscape, portrait, travel, and wedding photographer Jason Lanier explains why he sold off his Nikon gear and switched to Sony, beginning with the a6000. It’s not just about Canon, dear readers.[adrotate group="6"] It’s a pretty straightforward video.…
Oct
30
2014

Movidiam: Linkedin Meets Project Management at the Intersection of Video Production

YouTube and the iPhone are just two of many proof points that the means of filmmaking production have become widely available to the masses. But between the masses and the Hollywood elite, a vibrant middle ground of dedicated, [adrotate group="6"]creative and highly skilled filmmakers has…
Oct
21
2014

Hot news! Canon EOS C100 Mark II – revolutionary or evolutionary?

Canon Announces Canon EOS C100 Mark II, And It’s Worth Checking Out New tilting viewfinder (with real eye cup!); properly hinged OLED LCD; Dual Pixel CMOS AF standard; built-in LUT; wireless connectivity (including remote control via your iPhone or iPad); 60p; and an upgraded DIGIC…
Sep
15
2014

Canon’s killer new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon announces the Canon EOS 7D Mark II - did you feel the ground shake? Did the universe suddenly start spinning another direction? Nope. Many people were waiting for the next big Canon announcement and I'm afraid there's a collective yawn from the HDSLR video…
Sep
4
2014

Jaw-dropping Wedding Video Filmed with Impressive Framing & Steadicam Shots

Someone brought this video to my attention and by my nature I tend to steer clear of wedding videos. Early in my career I dipped my toe into the wedding industry and found it wasn't for me (it wasn't until later that I realized the…
Jul
10
2014

First footage in the wild from the new Letus Helix Gimbal

planetMitch note: this is the first footage from the Letus Helix 3-axis Gimbal sent in by Zeb Beadle! Sometimes, capitalism works really well. Case in point: the rapidly evolving 3-axis brushless gimbal market, with the MōVI by FreeFly and the rigs from Defy, now has…