Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Jul
27
2015

H265 Is Creeping Closer to Mainstream — MyBD by Cinemartin

Just when you’re getting used to H.264’s (just kidding you should probably be used to them by now) they’re pushing H.265. I’m not going to go crazy over it. I’m not going to try to convince you that we’re standing on the edge of the…
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Jul
27
2015

Convergent Design– Giving Atomos Some Healthy Competition

For those of you shooting with Atomos recorder/monitors, you’ve been spoiled. You’ve had the ability to shoot with just about any SSD or HDD that you wanted! What a luxury. See, I shoot with an Odyssey 7Q attached to my FS700. Interestingly enough, just getting…
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Jul
24
2015

Introducing axle Cam! Freedom is in the Organization

Despite what type of cinematographer/filmmaker you are, be that corporate, wedding or commercial, we all have two specific things in common. We’re working with large amounts of data, and we’re all dealing with clients. [adrotate group="6"] These are the two things that none of us…
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Jul
23
2015

Win a DitoGear™ Spinn360 on planet5D!

We are pleased to announce the 6th DitoGear™ GiveAway of a Spinn360 worth $1200! The DitoGear™ Spinn360 is a motion-controlled turntable supporting payloads up to 100kg. It allows for precise motion control across live-action cinematography, VFX, timelapse and stop-motion animation.[adrotate group="6"] Plus, DitoGear is running…
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Jul
22
2015

The New Sitara Wireless Remote Follow Focus is Here!

Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundMe have bred a new form of hardware creators focused on building quality gear for filmmakers. Just within the past couple weeks here at planet5D we’ve posted about multiple products that are being created thanks to these crowdfunding websites.[adrotate group="6"] The Sitara…
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Jul
22
2015

Atomos Continues to Listen to Their Customers With New Action Add-Ons

The Atomos Shogun has been everywhere for the past year. If you were at NAB you undoubtedly can recall seeing the massive posters for it all over the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you weren’t there, I’m sure you’ve seen it advertised all over the Internet,…
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Jul
21
2015

4 Free After Effects Templates to Take Your Work to the Next Level!

One of the main details that can truly set your final videos and deliverables apart from the rest of the pack are your motion graphics. Motion graphics that help you tell a story and communicate information better add quite a bit of flare to your…
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Jul
20
2015

Hands-on: Aputure Light Storm LED Panel (LS 1/2W)

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Aputure is a company to keep an eye on. With their new Light Storm LED panel lineup beginning with the LS 1/2W, Aputure accelerates its move up market. Do any of you remember the Avis car…
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Jul
20
2015

iPhone as Camera Body Only: New Lens/Sensor Combos Redefine What iPhone Can Do

In this installment of Last Week Today, we note that the Olympus Air A01 joins the DxO One and – even more similarly – the Sony DSC QX1 to deliver image quality and lens options for the iPhone heretofore unavailable from add-on lenses alone.[adrotate group="6"] The…
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Jul
19
2015

Rocket Rooster Monochrome LUTs: Rediscover the Pleasures of Shooting in Black & White

I recently received a 20-strong collection of black-and-white 3D LUTs from movie software maker Rocket Rooster. It was the night before a quick trip into the city, the weather forecast was cold, wet and miserable and so I visualized shooting some equally dismal-looking footage. Little…
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