Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Mar
3
2015

PocketSKATER²: Are Skaters The Next Sliders?

We recently learned about the eMotimo cart, and now close on its heels is edelkrone’s manual take on the same idea, the PocketSKATER². Is this the next hot space for dynamic camera movement?[adrotate group="6"] edelkrone makes uniquely designed and beautifully machined small black things for…
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Mar
2
2015

$200,000 Worth of Prizes? Holy My RØDE Reel 2015 Short Film Competition!

Last year’s inaugural My RØDE Reel competition brought in over 1,000 entries from almost 80 countries. This year, the pot has been dramatically sweetened, making My RØDE Reel 2015  the coolest candy store of motivation for filmmakers out there. [adrotate group="6"] Somebody’s got to win…
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Mar
2
2015

KitSentry Kickstarter Campaign for Massive Breakthrough in Camera Gear Security, Peace of Mind

High-end on-location camera bag maker f-stop gear has kicked-off KitSentry, a new concept in smart, secure camera bags, and has announced a KickStarter campaign to fund this exciting project.[adrotate group="6"] I can count on the fingers of two hands the times my film and photography…
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Feb
27
2015

New and Improved? Let’s compare the Canon EOS C100 Mark II vs …

The Canon EOS C100 is a bit like Penn State: if you love it, you really love it. And if you don’t, well – there are other options out there. Does the Mark II version change anything? planet5D reader and co-founder of Cloakroom Media Daniel…
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Feb
26
2015

Sony: Who Doesn’t Love a Turnaround Story?

Sony is dominating mirrorless sales in Japan. If you want to assume that they are going to focus on their mirrorless E- and FE-mount product lines (and you don’t want to simply take them at their word), their market share numbers in Japan represent another set of data…
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Feb
25
2015

The Shoot Strap: A Magnetic Camera Strap Strong Enough to Suspend a Sofa?

Before there were garage-based startups in the U.S., there were cottage industries in the UK (yeah, OK, and in a bunch of other places, too). In this  installment of our occasional series on Kickstarter projects, we interview Nathan Hughes of Restrap, a small family business…
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Feb
24
2015

Canon? Sony? Feh. Apple’s the One to Watch. Proof #1: Their Oscar Ad

Samsung is pulling out all the stops to take on Apple (and increasingly, everybody else), but as the ads shown by both companies during the Oscars prove, it’s hard -- to mix metaphors – to hit a moving target. Let’s place the Apple ad in…
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Feb
24
2015

Canon 5D3 Firmware Downgrade IS Possible

Thanks to eagle-eyed planet5D reader Hallur for pointing us to the Magic Lantern forum post – and accompanying video – showing how a Canon 5D Mk III firmware downgrade can be done so that ML will still work. As we posted a couple of weeks ago,…
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Feb
24
2015

This is Sick (in a Good Way): Create a Render Farm with Apple’s Compressor

Compressor now offers Terminator/SkyNet-level computing in the form of a render farm: the ability to harness the power of multiple networked computers – not just drives – to parallelize CPU-intensive tasks. Yeah, OK: maybe not exactly SkyNet. Yet.[adrotate group="6"] Hawaii filmmaker and planet5D reader Jeff…
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Feb
23
2015

Olympus Air, Gopro lenses, Audio gear and more: DSLR FILM NOOB podcast with planetMitch

Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Episode 10 of the DFN podcast, Mitch from planet5D joins me to discuss the Olympus Air, Gopro Ribcage, 4K system on a chip from Qualcomm, Audio adapters, camera straps, and more.[adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here.…
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