Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Dec
19
2014

Vitec Group Acquires SmallHD

Brit imaging conglomerate adds highly regarded U.S. field monitor company SmallHD to its already impressive list of brands. Never heard of Vitec? Me either. [adrotate group="6"] But you have heard of smallHD, makers of the AC7 that we reviewed in glowing terms a couple of months ago.…
Dec
18
2014

SpeedLooks Version 4 Shows its True Colors

We've mentioned Speedlooks several times recently and they're getting rave reviews! They asked us to also let you know about their Christmas Sale going on until January 4th with a [adrotate group="6"]special planet5D bonus! LookLabs is having a Christmas sale! Beginning December 24th until January…
Dec
17
2014

Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses

Adam Wilt, software engineer, producer, post-producer and creator of the esteemed Cine Meter II light meter app for iOS devices has received a set of pre-release Veydra prime lenses for the Micro Four Thirds format. His verdict? “Sharp, rectilinear, and clean.” Like many of us…
Dec
17
2014

Atomos Ninja Star Review

planet5D reader Frank Rohmer takes a hands-on look at the Atomos Ninja Star connected to the new Canon 7D Mk II. You know we like the folks over at Atomos, and in fact reviewed the Ninja Star ourselves back in October. [adrotate group="6"] Our takeaway?…
Dec
16
2014

Shogun Showdown: 4K Odyssey 7Q+ Scheduled to Hit the Shelves December 24th

Within spitting distance of each other on price, convergent design’s Odyssey 7Q+ squares off against Atomos’ Shogun for the title of premier external 4K video recorder. Which one will actually ship first? That may be the ultimate parameter by which people decide to go with…
Dec
16
2014

New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40- 150mm f/2.8 PRO is Stunning Says Kevin Raber of Luminous Landscape

In the absence of a firsthand tryout of crucial new gear, I look to the well-qualified opinions of industry experts. Luminous Landscape’s Kevin Raber is one such. He recently received one of the first M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40- 150mm f/2.8 PRO lenses (Order at B&H Photo…
Dec
16
2014

How To Intensify Your Production Stills with Macphun Intensify Pro & More

Macphun is one of the unsung heroes of the image editing software business. Their Intensify Pro application recently brought to life some production stills I had all but given up on and now it is an essential component of my kit. Here is why. [adrotate…
Dec
15
2014

Zacuto Giveaway Starts Today

Some of the best cinematographic candy – I mean accessory gear – comes from highly-regarded Chicago-based company Zacuto. For the next four days, they’re giving away $10,000 worth of it. Fair notice: I bought and use regularly the Zacuto EVF and Z-finder – they are…
Dec
9
2014

Famed for its Film Simulations for Moving Images, FilmConvert Also Works Great for Stills

One version of Rubber Monkey Software’s popular FilmConvert color grading/film emulation software that tends to be overlooked is its Photoshop plug-in. As a staffer there once admitted, film simulation for stills is an already crowded field. Yet the plug-in certainly has its virtues.[adrotate group="6"] I…
Dec
6
2014

LookLabs Releases SpeedLooks 4 LUTs, Adds More Looks, A7S & GH4-Savvy Universal Profile

Canadian software moviemaking software company LookLabs has released SpeedLooks 4, the largest update of its film emulation-based digital cinema looks package. It’s a doozy. If supply is anything to go by, demand for looks simulating analog films of the past keeps increasing. Just last week,…