Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Aug
28
2014

Long Awaited Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Adapters Released!

In news sure to please owners of Canon lenses and Panasonic GH4 cameras, Metabones has at long last released its solution for attaching Canon EF glass and other EF mount lenses to micro four thirds (MFT) cameras. And the bigger news is that not just…
Aug
28
2014

Kickstarter Whiz Syrp Comes to US; We Test Variable Neutral Density Filter

High tech meets high touch in Syrp’s variable neutral density filter There’s high tech; there’s high touch; and occasionally you get both in the same product. Welcome to the world of Syrp, a New Zealand company who first came to our attention with their wildly…
Aug
27
2014

Wherefore Art Thou, Blackmagic?

A very cool company with an unorthodox approach chats with planet5D about customer-centricity, workflow, 4K -- and that wild but short-lived Pocket Cinema Camera promotion. We recently had a chance to spend an hour with Bob Caniglia, Senior Regional Manager, Eastern North America for Blackmagic…
Aug
27
2014

Atomos Take HDMI One Step Closer to SDI Professional Video Standard

Australian-based digital recorder company Atomos not only listened to customers asking for more from their cameras and recorders, they acted. Now Atomos is helping redefine industry standards with their new open HDMI standard. And to make HDMI even more usable, Atomos has released a new…
Aug
26
2014

Blackmagic Ups The Ante and Adds Crucial Features with Blackmagic Firmware Update 1.9.3

Blackmagic Design has upped the ante once again with the latest version of its Blackmagic firmware, this time for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPC) and Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC). [adrotate group="6"] We now have three of the most asked-for features in both cameras – audio…
Aug
21
2014

Shutter Count is Now Available for Windows

What is Shutter Count and why should you care? Well...have you seen what’s been going on at eBay lately? In the past month, 20 or so U.S. location, working Canon 5D Mk II bodies – the camera that really set off the DSLR video revolution…
Aug
14
2014

Experience the Dolby Atmos in Your Home

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…