Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

Oct
3
2013

Set up a chest stabiliser on a minimum budget

Elbows against your rib cage, knees flexed, cradle the camera gently in your hands and shoot...darn, the shots are still shaky. Well, how about a really cheap way to add that third point of contact for smoother shots? Check out this article by RedShark News.…
Feb
26
2013

DitoGear launches Modulo + a contest to win a ModuloDrive

DitoGear™ Modulo enters production and is already available for orders. The first batch ships no later than on March 9th! What's even cooler, you can win one of the ModuloDrive motor kits (ModuloDrive servo motor unit + OmniController + Accessories). Read more about it at DitoGear website. [adrotate group="6"]…
Feb
20
2013

RAID storage in a portable bus powered unit for video work

This just came across my desk - and there are more and more storage options coming online these days - I especially like to see the ones that can be 'bus powered' (meaning they don't need a power brick and can run from the power…
Jun
12
2012

Apple announces new macbook pro, and more – support planet5D

I know this isn't HDSLR related, but I also know that over 60% of our readers are mac users and so I know those of you will be interested (tho many of you were following the announcements yesterday) in these new mac products. Many of…
Dec
1
2011

Win Drobo for Christmas or Hanukkah! planet5D Giveaway-many ways to enter

Yes, I'm finally getting back to giving away another Drobo and I'm excited to make this a great Hanukkah or Christmas present for one of our loyal readers - and you've got multiple ways to enter this giveaway! [adrotate group="6"] [adrotate group="9"] December Giveaway We're…
Sep
6
2011

planet5D giveaway Drobo winners!

We've now given away 3 Drobos on planet5D! Again our thanks to the folks over at Drobo who have helped us - you really should think about how a Drobo might help you with your data management issues. [adrotate group="6"] [adrotate group="9"] Winners The July…
Jul
6
2011

July planet5D Giveaway – Win a Drobo! Satisfy all your storage needs

Remember the Drobo 100 contest? we almost won! Tho we didn't win the grand prize, the folks at Drobo did decide to award runner up prizes and they're graciously giving us a few Drobos and we're going to give some away. You can see the…
Mar
11
2011

Canon joins Thunderbolt initiative! Faster file transfers in our HDSLR future?

This is a developing story that will unfold over the next year or more, Intel announced late yesterday that Canon has joined the Thunderbolt technology wave... however, we have no idea yet how they're going to be using it... does it only apply to video…
Dec
22
2010

Jag35.com announces HDSLR electronic follow focus system

Jag35.com announces HDSLR electronic follow focus system that will initially be wired and then later will come in a wireless version. Find out more about the announcement below and on the Jag35 Electronic Remote Follow Focus page. Jag35 Electronic remote Follow Focus from jehu Garcia…
Dec
16
2010

Top 5 HDSLR ‘must have’ features moviemakers want in the next pro HDSLR

In a recent poll about HDSLRs, planet5D readers answered this question: "What are your top 3 needs for the next pro level HDSLR?" - we offered selections like 4k video, autofocus in video, reduced jello, HDMI out, RAW video and more. The poll recently closed,…