Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Aug
14
2014

Dolby Atmos – in the Cinema, Soon in Your Lounge Room

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
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
2
2014

CarryOn Jib – The Most Compact, Yet Full-Sized Camera Jib Out There?

Didn't we just write something about knowing yourself and CAVEAT EMPTOR when considering contributing to a Kickstarter campaign? Yes, we did. But we're often early adopters here at planet5D (at least some of the time), and so it is with that frame of mind that…
Jul
24
2014

SteadyCam, MoVI, Defy, Ronin — and Flycam?

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
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…