Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Jul
25
2014

Zack Arnold talking editing and fitness (what a combo!) on the next planet5D Podcast

I'm pretty excited about this one... hopefully you are too - not only do we get to talk to an awesome editor (see his bio below) but we also get to talk about your health![adrotate group="6"] About Zack Arnold Zack Arnold is a Professional Motion…
Jul
25
2014

What’s the Secret of this Movie Which Earned $300 Million in 3 Days?

It is my pleasure to write a very short post introducing a longer, thoughtful one by Ben Kuchera and Chris Plante over at Polygon.[adrotate group="6"] Because in the end, all of our efforts in filmmaking – even when we ARE gearheads -- are about storytelling.…
Jul
24
2014

Canon Sensors with 14 Stops of Dynamic Range, Just Like Sony and Nikon? Well, Yes But…

Yeah, caught my attention, too. But this IS the take-away of Wojciech Toman upon testing Magic Lantern’s (yes, of course – why didn’t I think they were the answer immediately?) Dual ISO functionality.[adrotate group="6"] So: 14 stops of dyamic range from what are really 11…
Jul
24
2014

Novel Competitor to Steadycam and MoVI at a Fraction of the Price?

We used to talk non-stop about Steadicams and sliders. These days, it’s all about 3-axis gimbals. I want one. But in the final analysis, it's not about the tool so much as the result: smooth, hand-held shots.[adrotate group="6"] The folks over at DVCity have an…
Jul
24
2014

Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 Boasts Workflow Improvements and Feature Enhancements

You may be familiar with kaizen, the Japanese practice of continuous improvement. You may be less familiar with its origins as an American concept brought to Japan after WW II by, among others, W. Edwards Demming. [adrotate group="6"] No matter its origin or current chief…
Jul
23
2014

cinema@planet5D is back! Hand picked awesome videos

Yes, it is true! The cinema@planet5D is back! Our cinema section was very popular or year or two ago, and with the failed switch to the "videolog" and the forums, the cinema site was shut down for a while. [adrotate group="6"] I continue to see…
Jul
22
2014

Zeiss Optics with Video Ergonomics at a “Bargain” Price?

Ever try to use a follow focus – even a good one, like the Edelkrone Focus One Pro – with a still camera autofocus lens from one of the major manufacturers? No? Good luck with that. It’s not that the gears won’t engage or that…
Jul
22
2014

Awesome timelapse workshops coming in October – plus $100 off discount for planet5D readers

If you're looking to learn timelapse, there's no better way to do it than to get out and do it! So why not join these two new workshops in October being taught by Ron Risman, Rich Harrington, and Keith Kiska. Ron just returned from teaching…
Jul
22
2014

A Love Letter – and Plea – to Canon

Dear Canon: I’ve been a fanboy of yours for just about 45 years, ever since I bought my first SLR – the Canon FT/QL -- at the age of 12. Over the ensuing decades, you were my go-to company as I moved up the 35mm…
Jul
22
2014

Syrp Variable ND Filter Now Available!

When we last caught up with the team from Syrp (creators of Kickstarter success Genie, they’d just expanded their product line with their Magic Carpet slider. Fast on the heels of that product introduction, Syrp has expanded their line once again with the Syrp ND…