Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Sep
11
2014

The Big Tease, So Pay Attention: Metabones Announces Canon EF to Sony E-mount Speed Booster Ultra

It’s another Dr. Evil “sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads” moment in the rapidly changing digital SLR videography landscape.[adrotate group="6"] Metabones is certainly doing its part to transform the photography/videography ecosystem. Courtesy of its Smart Adapter, Speed Booster and now Speed Booster…
Sep
10
2014

Is this a New Low Price Record? PROAIM Introduces 32ft Jib Crane for $1,100

Aggressively priced jib crane package supports up to 46 lbs of camera.  Holy smokes, is this market interesting or WHAT? ProAim must be setting some kind of lowest cost per foot record with its just-announced ProAim 32ft Base Kit.  $1,100 gets you an 8-section (4’…
Sep
9
2014

Rotolight RL48-B ‘Stealth’ – The Little LED Light that Could

A press release for an LED light released by a company located at Pinewood Studios outside London, titled “Rotolight LED Lighting the source of choice for Master Photographer Tom Lee!” caused me to look back on all the LED lights I have tried and rejected…
Sep
8
2014

Noise Proof Pro – Solution to Removing Moiré from your Footage

If moiré shows up in your footage and it really bothers you – and if it shows up, it generally will – you may find a solution in Noise Proof Pro.[adrotate group="6"] Noise Proof Pro is a collection of camera profiles and presets designed to…
Sep
8
2014

LED Light Cube Now Available

LED lights have been rising in popularity and slowly taking over the video lighting market. However, we don't want to forget there still are a lot of photographers that read planet5D.com so this news is aimed at you people. The LED Light Cube started as a crowd…
Sep
8
2014

Seagate Releases World’s First 8TB Hard Drive for Data Centers, Bigger Storage On Way for Moviemakers?

The story of HDLSR moviemaking is not so much about the need for speed but about the demand for space, for ever-increasing amounts of storage space. Most moviemakers are in agreement: you must effectively backup your footage after your shoot and you need to maintain as many…
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…