Archive for the ‘5D3’ Category

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.[adrotate group="6"] I mean it. The advent of the net and digital sensors – making the 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

Discover how you can shoot 40fps in RAW on your Canon Cameras

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
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…
Aug
14
2014

Top 10 Things to Know About Magic Lantern Hack for Canon DSLRs

We all love ‘em: top 10 lists. Herewith, my completely biased list of the 10 most important things you need to know about Magic Lantern (though not necessarily in order). 1. Audio monitoring This was the primary reason I first tried Magic Lantern with my…
Aug
7
2014

LockCircle Introduces LockPort A7 and LockPort GH4

Ever get annoyed and anxious as the mini-HDMI or mini-USB port on your camera becomes looser and looser – and you just KNOW the connection is going to become unreliable sometime very soon?[adrotate group="6"] Me too. Good to know, then, that the team over at…
Aug
5
2014

Magic Lantern Movie: 2.5k, Dual ISO

Sometimes Magic Lantern makes me want to pull what little hair I have remaining out of my head. Case in point: absolutely gorgeous footage shot and edited by Danne over at the Magic Lantern forum. Not only does he show us the finished product, he…
Aug
4
2014

Ten Reasons I’m passing on the Panasonic GH4

I REALLY wanted to love the Panasonic GH4. I REALLY wanted to play with the latest. In fact, I was at EVS in Burbank, credit card out, 40 seconds away from throwing down and I remembered what I tell my filmmakers, "Rent before you buy."[adrotate group="6"]…
Jul
31
2014

A7s and GH4 vs. Arri Amira? Really? Dynamic Range Compared

Panasonic's GH4 is supposed to have great dynamic range, but at least in this test from our friends over at Cinema5D, the Sony A7s mops the floor with it, coming in at 14.1 stops vs. just 10.9 stops for the GH4 (and 11.8 stops for…