Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Mar
25
2014

Take Full Advantage of your Tripod using the 4DSLR Tripod Stud

A good friend of planet5D, 4DSLR, is running a kickstarter for a simple device that makes total sense... using something that is already open on the tripod you're probably using! Here's a quote from Brandan at 4DSLR:[adrotate group="6"] The problem is that most monitorsor audio…
Mar
24
2014

Tips on Mastering the Art of Kickstarter: Cinetics’ Axis360: Automated Motion Control System

Two minutes into my chat with Justin Jensen, the founder of Austin-based Cinetics, he said, "We owe everything to our community of loyal film makers who've supported our product launches on Kickstarter." With three successful Kickstarter launches, the latest being their Axis360 Kickstarter campaign, it's…
Mar
23
2014

Tame the Power of the Sun with Transvideo’s New 6″ CinemonitorHD Evolution X-SBL Field Monitor

Need a really bright monitor you can see in full sunlight? How about a virtual horizon for your Steadicam moves with a patented gyrostabilized electronic bubble with real-time shock compensation and acceleration compensation? OK, if that doesn't ring your bell, then how about construction that's…
Mar
22
2014

Canon Celebrates Milestone – 70 Million EOS Cameras Produced

Canon loyalists can celebrate the world's largest camera manufacturer's announcement that 70 million EOS Series have been produced (and sold) since their inception in 1987. Did you know that EOS stands for “Electro Optical System?” EOS marked the innovation of an electronic lens mount (and…
Mar
21
2014

Cinevate Crash Cage – A Solid Metal Fortress For Your Camera

Our friends from Cinevate have launched this new 'Crash Cage' which also has a ton of mounting points. How do you use your cage? Does yours prevent damage to your camera?[adrotate group="6"] [adrotate banner="5"] Cinevate has just launched the Crash Cage! The Cinevate Crash Cage…
Mar
21
2014

Eroz Steady Aid – Most Practical Camera Stabilizer Support

Here's an interesting gizmo for those of you who may have or be looking at a handheld Glidecam or some way to help stabilize your DSLR video camera (or even a GoPro). This recent kickstarter project aims to give relief to your single tired arm…
Mar
20
2014

Canon Professional Services Now Supports All Cinema EOS products

A new Cinema level in Canon Professional Services! Canon really stepping up in the cinema business. However, be prepared for sticker shock as it is $1000 a year… probably seems like a lot for those of us who are shooting films with our Canon EOS…
Mar
20
2014

Innovative Canon and Zeiss Cinema Lens Supports from Zacuto

We all love to see innovation happen with our gear right? These new lens supports from Zacuto feel like they fit that bill. I especially love that there's no hardware required (after initial install of course)[adrotate group="6"] because I just hate carrying around extra little…
Mar
16
2014

eMotimo and Rhino Camera Team Up to Bring High Quality 3-axis Motion Control

This is a very interesting combination as I like both of these companies. I currently have the Emotimo TB3 testing here (tho I'm using a different slider) and I'm very impressed. I love to see companies work together to create products that will help make…
Mar
15
2014

Responsible Usage on Aerial Drones & Pocket Drone Demo

Drones are the hot new gear item - in fact, 2014 has been called the "Year of the Drone." Check out this article about how a news videographer got in hot water with the FAA over the use of a drone at an accident scene.[adrotate…