Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Aug
20
2014

Remarkable Documentary “A Year in Champagne” Shot on a Magic Lantern Hacked Canon T2i

We write about gear – in this particular instance, a Magic Lantern hacked Canon T2i, a Canon C300 and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. And then we write it’s not about the gear. We write, instead, that it’s about the story – in this particular instance,…
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
14
2014

Experience the Dolby Atmos in Your Home

This is one a little close to my family - my partner works for San Francisco's Dolby Labs but remotely from Sydney in the audio division. Dolby Atmos is coming to the home. [adrotate group="6"] There are clear implications for filmmakers putting even more effort…
Aug
13
2014

Price Drop on Atomos Samurai Blade

Australasia – more specifically, Australia and New Zealand – has become a hotbed of cinematographic technology and capitalism which companies like Blackmagic, RØDE, and Atomos call home. No surprise then – though welcome news nonetheless -- that Atomos has just announced a $300 price drop…
Aug
13
2014

Blackmagic Releases Exciting New Full Version of DaVinci Resolve 11

High-end movie production hardware and software maker Blackmagic Design has now released the full version of its DaVinci Resolve 11 color grading software. Blackmagic first announced its radically revamped version 11 at NAB 2014 in April and released beta versions of Resolve 11 and Resolve…
Aug
13
2014

Benro S8 Fluid Head Review

Seems to me that I’m seeing the name Benro more and more often. planet5D friend Keegan O’Neill sent us his review of the Benro S8 fluid head, and I can see why.[adrotate group="6"] As I watched his straightforward and easy-on-the-eyes review, the Benro S8 reminded…
Aug
11
2014

AXIOM Listens – Apertus AXIOM Beta Crowd Funding Campaign Voices

In case you haven't hear of Apertus and their Apertus AXIOM camera before they are an interesting company that has devoted themselves "to build the first ever open hardware and free software digital cinema camera from scratch." What?! They decided that they would create Apertus AXIOM (camera) from…
Aug
8
2014

Aeterna – An Awesome Sony A7s Short

Secret sauce / ˈsēkrit/sôs/ noun noun: secret sauce; plural noun: secret sauces; noun: the secret sauce 1.   [cinematography] the key piece of gear that turns otherwise impossible-to-capture footage into a cakewalk.[adrotate group="6"] synonyms: Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, Blackmagic – oh, and did we mention Sony A7s? 2.…
Aug
8
2014

Get Super Early Bird Discounts at The CineBootCamp – The Highest Rated DSLR Filmmaking Workshop

Yep, we love the gear. But what I think so many of us really love are the challenges of interacting with and mastering the gear, learning from the gear, and, above all – seeing the results of that process come alive on the screen.[adrotate group="6"]…
Aug
7
2014

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by Canon. We’re enthralled with Sony and Panasonic and Blackmagic…Fuji, Nikon, Pentax… but then: hey, wait…