Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Apr
24
2014

Rescue Mission: Retrieve $15K Camera Drone Helicopter in the Amazon

Our friend, Denver Riddle from Gorilla Grain (which you can see over on our superStore@planet5D) sent us this note yesterday and while it does have a DSLR in it, the sheer panic over losing $15k worth of gear somewhere in the Amazon rain forest is…
Apr
23
2014

The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers Useful Tools for Creative Wedding Professionals

If you've ever shot a wedding, you know the pressure to capture the key moments is intense. You may as well run and hide if you miss any of those one-of-a-kind happenings; you're in deep doo-doo unless you get them all. Professional shooter Joe Simon…
Apr
22
2014

First-Ever Video Output Working on Open-Source Axiom Alpha Prototype

The open-source, open-book approach taken by the development team at Apertus with their tagline = "Open Source Cinema" is a refreshing and exciting new approach to video product development. Sure, it's obvious why the Canons, Sonys and Arris of the world have to operate[adrotate group="6"]…
Apr
22
2014

Big League CineSummit – FREE Cinematography Event Online!

Last fall, there was an amazing "CineSummit" that was held online and we were a sponsor, and Aviv Vana's Big League is doing it again this May - and yes, planet5D is sponsoring again![adrotate group="6"] It is awesome when things like this are presented, much…
Apr
21
2014

“Silent Storms” elicits incredible emotion from Northern Lights

I found this short on Saturday and just had to share it - and I also had to contact Ole C. Salomonsen, the video's creator, because I have questions about the Northern Lights - mainly because I've never been able to experience them myself, I've…
Apr
19
2014

Watch Beautiful Underwater Creatures in Breathtaking Macro Timelapse Video “Slow Life”

This is incredible, simply beautiful. I don't really understand the time and amount of work that went into making this, but the description says it took 9 months just to learn the focus stacking methodology... but it is amazing and I hope you give it…
Apr
18
2014

Tokyo Reverse – Simple Technique – Can You Stop Watching?

This is a simple concept, but probably difficult to create but it is also very cool. Maybe I spent too much time watching thinking about how the characters are managing to walk backwards and not kill themsleves, but I really enjoyed this and wanted to…
Apr
17
2014

Circular Fisheye lens from Lensbaby Now Available

I've always been fascinated by what LensBaby is doing (I even interviewed them several years ago on the podcast) and this entry into the 'fisheye' world looks interesting.[adrotate group="6"] Lensbaby Launches a 5.8mm 185° Circular Fisheye Lens for Creative Photography Lensbaby, makers of creative effects…
Apr
17
2014

Introducing Datacolor SpyderHD – Premiere Color Calibration Suite

We worked with the guys from DataColor last fall on our training tour and I was very impressed with their ability to color calibrate just about anything. They've been focussing on the photography industry for a long time and have tons of experience there and…
Apr
16
2014

Aputure Announces its 2014 Video Contest

Aputure has been with planet5D for a few months now and they've graciously sent us several products we're currently testing and will be posting reviews in the next month or so, but they're also running this cool giveaway[adrotate group="6"] that you should enter - there…