Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Sep
5
2014

Rapid Filter Changes a Pain? Try Xume Quick Release Lens Filter Adapter

Tony Reale over at NextWaveDV reminds us that Xume (pronounced “zoom”) has an interesting alternative to matte boxes when faced with the need for rapid filter changes.[adrotate group="6"] Called the Xume Quick Release Lens Filter Adapter, it replaces the Mr. Miyagi “screw on/screw off” approach…
Sep
3
2014

Is Redrock Micro’s One Man Crew parabolic slider the perfect interview tool? Matt Allard says Yes!

When Tokyo-based Australian freelance Director of Photography Matt Allard reviews a moviemaking product and rates it high, take his opinion seriously – he knows his stuff. The Al Jazeera news shooter and News | Shooter Technical Editor wrote about his experiences with Redrock Micro’s One…
Sep
2
2014

A Review of Lumu – and a Case of Kickstarter-opathy

There must be a name for what I’m going through. Kickstarter-opathy? As in: from the Latin -pathia, from Greek -patheia, from -pathēs suffering, from pathos, and from the VC-enese Kickstarter- the wildly successful crowdsourcing platform.[adrotate group="6"] Please tell me I’m not the only one. It’s…
Sep
2
2014

Limited Time Offer – Blackmagic Production Camera 4k at $500 Off!

If you’re thinking about buying a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and missed that wild but very short-lived Pocket Cinema Camera promotion just over a month ago, you’ll be heartened by the news that their Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is now selling at $2,495. [adrotate group="6"]That’s $500…
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

BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera sale over too soon? An interview with BMCC

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…