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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…
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…
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…