Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Jan
30
2014

Beyond Selfies: Time Lapses With your iPhone

I remember the first time lapse I ever made. Years ago I was hired by a Boston video company to work on a behind-the-scenes film for a 24-hour film festival. It was nighttime, and I noticed that clouds were racing across the face of a…
Jan
29
2014

SmallHD DP7 Upgrade Visualizes Color Grades While Shooting

This new feature brings post-production one step closer to the shoot. Focusing an HD camera is challenging; and most DLSR's lack focus assist. That's where an on-camera video monitor comes in. Getting exposure right is another issue, and monitor companies have responded with false color,…
Jan
29
2014

CEO Grant Petty Shares First Clips from Blackmagic 4K

In my opinion, a 4K workflow is a good news/bad news scenario. I downloaded the 8.5 GB of sample files (from Blackmagic Design). First the bad news - they're huge - 8.5 GB of files for a handful of shots. Really big. Alright, hard drives…
Jan
28
2014

Testing the FocusMaker with Canon 5D MkIII

We've told you about several inexpensive focus assist devices (also called follow focus) and here's one that I think I've mentioned before but can't remember. The FocusMaker has a much larger 'body' than many of the others, but it is designed that way specifically to…
Jan
25
2014

3 Puppets, Blackmagic Cinema, Pocket, and DaVinci Star in Music Video

Let's face it, for the money the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a killer camera. Add the sub-$1,000 Pocket Cinema Camera and DaVinci Resolve 10 and you have a powerful workflow. This music video by the band Spiderbait follows three puppets around gritty Melbourne, Australia and…
Jan
21
2014

Experience Unparalleled Versatility with Strahlen LED Lights

Andy sent in his indigogo project for some new lights he's put together - they look incredibly solid and the 'silent' aspect is appealing. [adrotate group="6"] Introducing Strahlen The Strahlen ST-100 offers exceptional flexibility, quality, and value for filmmakers and photographers. Message from Andy at…
Jan
20
2014

Switronix Powers Up The Timelapse Group’s New Year’s Eve in Times Square

From our friends at Switronix, we get an intriguing video shot by the time-lapse group on New Year's Eve in some unusual place called "Times Square" - why would that be interesting at all for New Year's? HA![adrotate group="6"] Switronix Introduces The Timelapse Group From…
Jan
20
2014

Get Precise and Smooth Focus Control with Aputure’s V-Control

(In the "I didn't know they had that" department) Aputure announced the V-Control - a usb device to give you precise and smooth focus control last year. [adrotate group="6"] I have used other USB controllers (tho I haven't yet had a chance to test this…
Jan
13
2014

New Entry-level Nikon D3300 loses the L-P filter and gains 24MP

The majority of planet5D readers use Canon cameras so why this announcement about an entry-level Nikon? Because the truth is that there are many companies making excellent cameras and we are lucky to have so many to choose from. And, it's more about what we're…
Jan
9
2014

edelkrone Presents Target: An Automated Cinematic Tool for tracking your subject

Now this is cool - edelkrone has announced the Target Module for SliderPLUS V2 - a slider that tracks the object you're wanting to highlight as the camera moves thru the slider! Very cool Have a look at the awesome video below to really see…