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Jun
25
2015

The GoPro of Audio has arrived! Meet the revolutionary Instamic!

As a filmmaker we have nearly endless tools to capture video in almost any environment. The time has come to acknowledge the importance of audio in these same environments. Instamic is the new groundbreaking audio recorder that claims to do for audio what GoPro did…
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Jun
7
2015

Just HOURS to Be Blown Away + MUSE Excerpt: Process for Better Storytelling

(planetMitch note... yes, we’ve had a lot of coverage and even popups about MUSE, but Hugh was so excited after watching the first bits of his MUSE training that he desperately wanted to get this update out just in case you wanted to get in…
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Jun
3
2015

Urgent! 24 hours Left for Steep Pilot Discount on Stillmotion’s MUSE

The Emmy award-winning team behind MUSE – a storytelling process designed primarily for event filmmakers which launches this week – is a fascinating paradox: incredibly nice yet incredibly driven; eminently approachable yet deeply intellectual; equal parts left-brained and right-brained; masters of storytelling yet masters of…
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May
11
2015

Going Batty Over Zeiss Batis Full Frame Lenses for Sony e-Mount

I loved the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM  [B&H | Amazon] wide open on my Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] courtesy of the Commlite EF>NEX adapter, and I got a jones for the Sigma Art 24mm f/1.4 [B&H | Amazon] as soon as I…
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Apr
30
2015

Photographic Lighting Worksop with Jason Lanier for Rotolight at Pinewood Studios, UK, May 13

With the release imminent of Rotolight’s groundbreaking new camera-mounted or stand-mounted LED light the Neo, what better way to try one out than at a photographic lighting workshop at the famous Pinewood Studios in the UK, where Rotolight itself is located? While there you’ll also…
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Apr
15
2015

NAB 2015: Atomos Allies with Videogram to Create ‘Atomos Videogram’, Pro Video Platform of the Future

Atomos has announced its alliance with multi-platform online video solutions provider Cinemacraft to create “The Future of Pro Content Delivery and Promotion”. This ambitious undertaking, to be named Atomos Videogram, will turn videographer’s footage into Videograms free of charge.[adrotate group="6"] The free service will be…
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Mar
4
2015

“What Color Is This Dress?” or: “Why I Need To Learn Scopes”

Or even: why I need to stop watching the “news.” AND use a color chart. It started off innocently enough: our 17-year old traipsed down the stairs, laptop in hand, to ask us what we saw. Really? A gold and white dress. But he saw…
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Mar
3
2015

Last Minute Sale: WPPI Specials

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 Grand in Las Vegas.  Call it the WPPI Specials event. [adrotate group="6"] The WPPI event…
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Feb
7
2015

Canon 5Ds &5Ds R: 5D3 Equivalents of the Porsche GT2 and GT2 RS?

Canon seems to be taking a page from Porsche, creating the 5Ds and 5Ds R as specialist variants of the 5D Mk III, much as the German automotive manufacturer created the rip-snorting -- and terrifying -- GT2 and GT2 RS as extreme versions of its…
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Feb
3
2015

Sony A7s: Quirky, Weird, Batteries Suck – “But I’m Still Going to Buy One”

planet5D reader Charlie Locke rented an A7s and learned that all of its real shortcomings don’t hold a candle (HA!) to what makes it great. At just over 25 minutes, Charlie’s review of the Sony A7s isn’t... compact. But then again, he does a good…
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