Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Mar
31
2015

“We Eat Our Own Dog Food:” planet5D Exclusive Interview with Frame.io

As founder of New York City post-production house Katabatic Digital, Emery Wells and his team first built Frame.io to handle content sharing and collaboration for his own company – but quickly realized there was a market of 10 million other creatives out there who needed…
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Mar
25
2015

Beastgrip Pro and DOF Adapter: Turn Your Smartphone into a Video Beast

How a Ukranian-trained pharmacist came to the U.S. and -- after stints as a Comcast technician, graphic artist and photographer -- ended up a full-time inventor and creator of the Beastgrip Pro, now on Kickstarter. [adrotate group="6"] In the days before the Canon 5D Mark…
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Mar
24
2015

Zeiss Touit Lenses on Sale

In a kink in the market, new Zeiss Touit lenses are in some cases selling for less than used ones, due to instant rebates in the neighborhood of 30%.[adrotate group="6"] Seems like every one I know in the business of filmmaking at one point or…
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Mar
19
2015

Pixel Film Studios Boosts Storyboarding in Final Cut Pro X with a Great New Corporate Storyboard Plug-in

FCPX plug-ins maker Pixel Film Studios recently released FCPX Storyboard: Corporate, adding to FCPX’s native storyboarding feature. The plug-in adds storyboarding characters suitable for corporate assignments, more appropriate shot types such as over-the-shoulder as well as indoor and outdoor scene elements.[adrotate group="6"] Storyboards created by…
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Mar
18
2015

New Glidecam & Superstar Devin Graham!

We’ve featured Devin Graham on planet5D a bunch of times because he’s doing some great stuff (and he busts his ass to get work - if you haven’t seen his ‘behind the scenes video about how he works, then you don’t know what insane work…
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Mar
17
2015

Frame.io: a Collaborative Platform for Photographers and Filmmakers

“Three years ago my co-founder John and I decided the status quo just wasn't going to cut it anymore so we set out to engineer the future. Along our path we've turned down job opportunities, relationships, [adrotate group="6"]and several acquisition offers by major tech companies…
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Mar
17
2015

Rotolight NEO Delivers Knock-Out Light by Golden Gate Bridge

In this short installment of our Derek Zoolander-inspired, occasional series entitled “Ridiculously Good-Looking,” we bring you the ultra-high CRI, bi-color, adjustable, on-camera LED ring light called the Rotolight NEO. The new light looks interesting, as does the company: based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, Rotolight…
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Mar
14
2015

Drool-worthy & Economical, Too? New Sigma Art 24mm f/1.4 Coming Soon

I haven’t been this excited by a piece of glass in a long time, but after attaching the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II to my little Sony a6000 and using it wide open, the idea of the Sigma Art 24mm -- something that may be…
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Mar
13
2015

Red Giant Introduces Attractive Annual Volume Licensing for Movie Production & Post Software Suites

Movie production and post-production software suite maker Red Giant has introduced an attractive and potentially major cost-saving floating volume licensing program for teams of ten or more. The program has the potential to unlock creativity, productivity and flexibility amongst staff at qualifying organizations and that…
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Mar
12
2015

Vitec Acquires Paralinx, Making it Corporate Sibling of Former Competitor Teradek

Late last year we wrote about Vitec when it acquired one of our favorite smaller manufacturers (hah!), smallHD. With the announcement that Vitec acquires Paralinx– arguably Teradek’s primary competitor – we return to our earlier estimation of Vitec: it’s a very interesting company. Then again,…
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