Archive for the ‘5D’ Category

Sep
29
2014

Atomos Ninja 2: Well Thought-Out, Well Designed – Does It Fit Your Needs?

Sometimes, it’s the spaces between the specs that are the most informative.  In the case of the Atomos Ninja 2, a great piece of gear demands a thoughtful assessment of intent -- and the gear to which it will be connected.   The idea is…
Sep
3
2014

Understand How They Integrated Timelapse and Magic Lantern Video into this Incredible Music Video

We love to feature projects that didn't have a huge budget and the creators used their creativity and sweat to create something cool. This is one of those videos.[adrotate group="6"] Message from Maxx Peter: I'm a young photographer and based in Cheshire, UK, and I've…
Aug
29
2014

Shane Hurlburt Advises “Go Backwards to Leap Forwards” with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Ace cinematographer Shane Hurlburt’s recent article titled “Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers” really struck a chord. I cannot recommend it too highly. In effect he is advising that we emulate the means and methods of Super 16mm analog filmmaking in order…
Aug
27
2014

Magic Lantern + Subject, Location and Cinematic Voice = Real Magic

Magic. Freakin’ magic. That’s what filmmakers do; it’s what we all have available to us in a way that kings and queens of even a generation ago couldn’t. I mean it. The advent of the net and digital sensors – making the[adrotate group="6"] means of…
Aug
25
2014

Smartphone OnePlus One Shoots 4k that smokes the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

4K footage from new smartphone entry OnePlus One beats a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (under admittedly ideal lighting conditions). Who should be more worried – Canon, or Apple? Or is this really just an Alfred E. Neumann “What, me worry?” kind of data point? We…
Aug
21
2014

Reminder of Why We Fell in Love with the Canon 5D Mk II: “Under the Rust”

Knowing how influential the Canon 5D Mk II has been to so many of us, we’re delighted to share with you three items from planet5D reader and filmmaker Julien Lasseur: his new short film UNDER THE RUST, filmed entirely with a Canon 5D Mk II and…
Aug
21
2014

Magic Lantern Pushes the Canon DLSR platform to Shoot at 40 fps in RAW

Magic Lantern keeps pushing the boundaries of the Canon DLSR platform. They have recently announced that it is now possible, on the Canon 5D Mark III, for you to shoot at 40 frames per second at 1080 in RAW mode.[adrotate group="6"] If you are shooting in 720…
Aug
19
2014

Stunning Australian Gold Coast Timelapse with a 5D Mk III and a Helicopter

Didn’t I just do a post saying that writing for planet5D is humbling? I believe I did, yes. Today’s “We’re not worthy” timelapse comes courtesy of planet5d reader and videographer Joe Capra.[adrotate group="6"] Or maybe I should be quoting another Mike Meyer’s character, Dr. Evil,…
Aug
18
2014

5D Mk II and Brooklyn meet GROUND HOG DAY in A TRUNCATED STORY OF INFINITY

planet5D reader Paul Trillo reintroduced us to a sweet-natured, humorous and slightly mind-bending short he did in 2012 with a Canon 5D Mk II. [adrotate group="6"] Neither the fact that I was born and raised in Brooklyn until the age of 7, nor that my oldest…
Aug
15
2014

Learn the Secrets To Shooting And Processing Natural Light Portraits

Portrait photographer Jessica Drossin is GOOD. Her natural light portraits are amazing. Her natural light portrait tutorial reminded me that great still photography can be just as much about post-production as film.[adrotate group="6"] Yet it is both ironic (and I am grateful to her for sharing…