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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…
Jun
1
2014

Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion tour review

First, let me just tell you that Vincent Laforet Directing Motion training (get a discount there too) is worth going to, it may or when your ability to watch movies without seeing every bit of motion and how they made it, but if you're a…
May
28
2014

Panasonic GH4 Webcast: Watch the replay from B&H!

If you weren't able to tune into this (or didn't know it was happening for that matter), here's the replay of the B&H Panasonic GH4 webcast from yesterday and it was a good one - so tune in![adrotate group="6"] I was able to tune into…
Apr
28
2014

Logger’s Lunchbox – “the Rest of the DSLR” – innovative solution for audio and power

Late last week, I had the most amazing 4 hour lunch with the creators of this unique solution - the "Logger's Lunchbox" which is a kickstarter project you are likely very interested in funding if you shoot with DSLRs. [adrotate group="6"] Hannah Radcliff and Edward…
Apr
23
2014

The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers Useful Tools for Creative Wedding Professionals

If you've ever shot a wedding, you know the pressure to capture the key moments is intense. You may as well run and hide if you miss any of those one-of-a-kind happenings; you're in deep doo-doo unless you get them all. Professional shooter Joe Simon…
Mar
20
2014

MZed Presents “Need Light? Speedlite!” Tour with Bob Davis and Stephen Eastwood

Here's a tour that you may be interested in attending in the USA MZed puts on some good tours so this one should be awesome.[adrotate group="6"] planet5D Discount Our planet5D readers can get a $10 off discount for the daytime workshop, the code is :…
Mar
12
2014

Canon Firmware Updates for Cinema EOS and XF Professional Camcorder Line

The Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camcorder, the middle child of the Canon Cinema line, gets some love in the form of an optional firmware update that, for a $500 fee and a trip to an authorized Canon service center, enables dual pixel autofocus. [adrotate group="6"]…
Feb
10
2014

Kickrig Slider Beam Gets Sliders Off the Ground

If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive slider with lots of length and smooth operation, have a look at this kickstarter project called the kickrig! The Kickrig team was pretty smart I think as they sent me a set of the kickrig sliders -…
Dec
3
2013

OKDOTHIS App – the photo app that brings idea sharing and challenges to your phone

More than 250 billion photos have been uploaded to Facebook, and more than 350 million photos are uploaded every day on average. Yeah, that's billions with a "B." I propose that there are two kinds of photos we share with each other. Yep, only two.…
Nov
28
2013

Black Friday is planetFriday to get great deals on Aviator Jib purchases

Look at this planet5D EXCLUSIVE deal for our readers! If you've been thinking about a small travel jib, have a look at the Aviator Travel Jib and get 20% off! Free Shipping and 20% off on jib purchases (can't be used on the Rocket Travel…