Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Aug
13
2014

Benro S8 Fluid Head Review

Seems to me that I’m seeing the name Benro more and more often. planet5D friend Keegan O’Neill sent us his review of the Benro S8 fluid head, and I can see why.[adrotate group="6"] As I watched his straightforward and easy-on-the-eyes review, the Benro S8 reminded…
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Aug
11
2014

AXIOM Listens – Apertus AXIOM Beta Crowd Funding Campaign Voices

In case you haven't hear of Apertus and their Apertus AXIOM camera before they are an interesting company that has devoted themselves "to build the first ever open hardware and free software digital cinema camera from scratch." What?! They decided that they would create Apertus AXIOM (camera) from…
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Aug
7
2014

LockCircle Introduces LockPort A7 and LockPort GH4

Ever get annoyed and anxious as the mini-HDMI or mini-USB port on your camera becomes looser and looser – and you just KNOW the connection is going to become unreliable sometime very soon?[adrotate group="6"] Me too. Good to know, then, that the team over at…
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Aug
2
2014

CarryOn Jib – The Most Compact, Yet Full-Sized Camera Jib Out There?

Didn't we just write something about knowing yourself and CAVEAT EMPTOR when considering contributing to a Kickstarter campaign? Yes, we did. But we're often early adopters here at planet5D (at least some of the time), and so it is with that frame of mind that…
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Jul
24
2014

Novel Competitor to Steadycam and MoVI at a Fraction of the Price?

We used to talk non-stop about Steadicams and sliders. These days, it’s all about 3-axis gimbals. I want one. But in the final analysis, it's not about the tool so much as the result: smooth, hand-held shots.[adrotate group="6"] The folks over at DVCity have an…
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Jul
24
2014

Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 Boasts Workflow Improvements and Feature Enhancements

You may be familiar with kaizen, the Japanese practice of continuous improvement. You may be less familiar with its origins as an American concept brought to Japan after WW II by, among others, W. Edwards Demming. [adrotate group="6"] No matter its origin or current chief…
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Jul
22
2014

Zeiss Optics with Video Ergonomics at a “Bargain” Price?

Ever try to use a follow focus – even a good one, like the Edelkrone Focus One Pro – with a still camera autofocus lens from one of the major manufacturers? No? Good luck with that. It’s not that the gears won’t engage or that…
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Jul
22
2014

Syrp Variable ND Filter Now Available!

When we last caught up with the team from Syrp (creators of Kickstarter success Genie, they’d just expanded their product line with their Magic Carpet slider. Fast on the heels of that product introduction, Syrp has expanded their line once again with the Syrp ND…
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Jul
19
2014

Panasonic Announces LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 – The World’s First Digital Compact Camera with 4K Video Recording Capability

So 4K is now really for the masses. Panasonic recently announced the new Lumix DMC-FZ1000. This is the kid brother of sorts from the Panasonic GH4. The FZ1000 is a compact camera that has a 21MP 1” type MOS sensor. It has a non-removable Leica…
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Jul
18
2014

Drone Maker DJI Set to Shake Up (!) 3-Axis Gimbal Market

Never mind that Ronin is an uber-cool name for ANY piece of gear. What’s really important is that DJI, maker of the highly regarded Phantom photography drone, has taken its Zenmuse 3 axis gimbal technology and dropped it into a MoVI M5 competitor. And brings…
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