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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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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…
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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”…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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