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Feb
2
2014

Joan Aunger – 1929-2014 – my mother has gone

I hope you'll forgive me this little off topic indulgence as you see, my mother passed away on January 1st and I would like you to know a little bit about her as she will be missed by many. It is hard to believe it…
Jan
10
2014

Coming soon: planet5D blog re-design!

Hi y'all! It has already been a crazy/insane 2014 for me on a personal level - I had planned on launching this blog re-design on January 1st, but then just before the end of 2013, my mother became terminally ill and passed on January 1st.…
Jan
6
2014

2014 – where are we going? planet5D reader survey

I've been a bit quiet lately because my mother passed on January 1st - she was a wonderful woman and she'll be missed by many. But it is time to get moving again; I appreciate each and every one of you and would love to…
Dec
27
2013

A Closer Look at the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q Monitor/Recorder

Matthew Allard sent in this LONG, DETAILED review of the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q which is really quite fascinating! Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q Review From Matthew Allard of NewsShooter.com: The Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q was one of the most exciting announcements of the year. I…
Dec
25
2013

Choosing Canon EOS C100 over a RED

UPDATE - don't know how I messed up the title, but it now reflects the content appropriately - sorry! I found this interesting article about a RED Scarlet user who decided it was better for him to switch from the Scarlet to the Canon EOS…
Dec
23
2013

Support for Canon DSLR Live View now available in iStopMotion

I know a couple of you out there are into making stop motion movies - and this may just be the ticket for you! iStopMotion now has the ability to support Canon HDSLRs with live view, so you have much more flexibility for making your…
Dec
23
2013

Admiring Horses – a Canon EOS 5D Mark II short

There's a certain peacefulness about this short that just spoke to me when I watched it the first time... I hope it rubs off on you the way it did for me. It is simple (and sometimes simple is just so nice), and there's only…
Dec
20
2013

Extra lenses for the iPhone? YES! The iPro Lens Kit planet5D review

the iPro Lens kit for the iPhone 5 was sent to us by the good folks at Schneider Optics. Find out about them at iprolens.com[adrotate group="6"] [adrotate group="9"] I tested the iPro against the regular iPhone as well as the goPro 2 and the Canon…
Dec
19
2013

Apple Releases Final Cut Pro X 10.1 – and the upgrade is free!

[adrotate group="6"]Apple has finally released their promised 10.1 upgrade to Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) and surprisingly, the upgrade (assuming you already own it that is) is free! If you haven't purchased FCPX, now's the time to give it a try (that's me plugging my…
Dec
19
2013

Very first Blackmagic Production Camera 4K footage arrives! How does it hold up?

Grant Petty of Blackmagic Design has released the first 4k footage from the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. You can grab a copy directly from Blackmagic's website but be warned it is a 10gb download! [adrotate group="6"] [adrotate group="9"] Noam Kroll has taken the 4k…