Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Jul
2
2014

Blackmagic Design Releases Major Software Update, Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8

Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is now available for download free of charge and updates all Blackmagic Design cameras including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), the 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BCC) and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K (BPC). [adrotate group="6"]This update is based on a…
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Jul
1
2014

Peak Design’s Slide and Clutch: A Versatile Camera Sling and Hand Strap

We've featured a couple of posts about stuff Peak Design is doing in the past - and they're big big fans of kickstarter - so when they decide it is time to launch a new project, they launch it on kickstarter first to see if…
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Jun
30
2014

DEFY’S G12 Pro Kit: Everything You Need in a 3-Axis Gimbal Setup, All in One Place

The team over at Relentless Inc., filmmakers in their own right and makers of the Defy series of 3-axis gimbals, has put together a complete kit for heavier cameras (up to 12 pounds – RED Epic territory).[adrotate group="6"] With a motto of “Built by Cinematographers, for…
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Jun
27
2014

DaVinci Resolve 11 and Resolve 11 Lite Released by BlackMagic to the Public

planetMitch note: We'd like to welcome Karin Gottschalk to the planet5D writing staff with her first post! Read her bio at the end of the article BlackMagic's DaVinci Resolve has long been the color grading software of choice for many movie industry industry professionals. When…
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Jun
26
2014

My RØDE Reel Winners Announced, and an Extra Special Gift for Entrants!

If you want to see a great example of why I think – especially now -- the world needs more art, all you have to do is watch the Peoples’ Choice winning short film in the My RODE Reel Contest, “My Mom’s Motorcycle” by Douglas…
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Jun
25
2014

DitoGear™ Summer Sale

DitoGear™ is pleased to announce the summer sale. Now you can enjoy a 15% discount for the products and bundles.[adrotate group="6"] The special prices are already visible at www.ditogear.com/store. DitoGear™ Summer Sale is Here! [adrotate group="11"] Terms and conditions: This special is not cumulative with…
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Jun
24
2014

Get Beautiful and Cinematic Motion Shots with the Nautilus Tripod Wheels from DSLR Solutions

planetMitch note: We're thrilled to bring you another WorldWide Exclusive product announcement from DSLR Solutions - the Nautilus Tripod Wheels! It is a great thrill to be able to support not only the large players in our markets, but the start-ups as well... it does…
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Jun
21
2014

How Good is the Camera on Amazon’s new Fire Phone?

I love my iPhone. Your mileage may vary. I use it for pretty much everything Kirk, Spock and “Bones” McCoy used their communicators and tri-corders for, along with one other thing: taking photographs AND videos.[adrotate group="6"] But when Amazon decides to join the smartphone fray…
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Jun
20
2014

RØDE Ups the Ante with Their New smartLav+ Purpose-built Mic and iTunes App Turns iPhone into Pretty Nifty Audio Recorder

You gotta love those guys at RODE Microphones. They gave us the NTG-2, for many indie filmmakers -- including yours truly -- the go-to mic for pretty much everything except when the shot absolutely, positively can’t be boomed. But they didn’t stop there.[adrotate group="6"] I…
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Jun
20
2014

Magic Carpet – A Lightweight Solution for Manual Tracking Shots

It really is amazing how just a touch of motion can add enormous production value to a shot.  It's why so many of us are always on the lookout for the best slider, jib...or MoVI (more about THAT bad boy in another article I'm working on). Syrp…
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