Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Sep
19
2014

Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Lens Test : This Week’s Rorshach Test

Wide Open Camera tested the Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 lens using the Panasonic GH4 and Metabones Speed Booster, with lifeguard Stephanie Ertl as the subject.  Who are you, and what do you see -- the optics, the girl or just plain red?  I’m worried. I…
Sep
18
2014

CAME-TV High CRI LED 1x1s: Great Lighting Values

Easy to use, adjustable and lightweight, these CAME-TV High CRI LED 1x1s make high performance, color accurate LED lighting available to a much broader audience than ever before.[adrotate group="6"] Remember the first time you lit a set with hot lights and blew the circuit because…
Sep
16
2014

Mobile Moviemaking To Improve Yet Again with iPhone 6?

Though great storytelling, now as always, is crucial to moviemaking success, decent and affordable cameras can make a difference in your movies’ watchability and the effects you can achieve. [adrotate group="6"]Apple has steadily improved the quality of its iPhone’s cameras and iPhone 6 will introduce…
Sep
16
2014

AJA CION: What Might a 4K, PL Mount Camera Look Like if Apple Did It?

Gorgeous industrial design meets straightforward, cherry-picked feature set in the new AJA CION camera. We haven’t yet seen it in the flesh – it isn’t even shipping– so what we don’t know about the CION is staggering compared to what we do know.   Even so,…
Sep
15
2014

Canon Introduces Three New Lenses and its “Glass First” Initiative

With their first EF zoom lens to incorporate STM (EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, $599); their slimmest and lightest EF-S lens ever made (EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake, $149); [adrotate group="6"]their updated and exotic 400mm prime telephoto (EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, $6,899);…
Sep
15
2014

HOT Canon EOS 7D Mark II launch video – a planet5D first

We're thrilled to be able to be one of the very first sites to show you this awesome first look at the Canon EOS 7D Mark II from our good friend Abraham Joffe (See more of our posts featuring Abraham) [adrotate group="6"] PRE-ORDER! NOTE: Just was…
Sep
15
2014

Canon’s killer new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon announces the Canon EOS 7D Mark II - did you feel the ground shake? Did the universe suddenly start spinning another direction? Nope. Many people were waiting for the next big Canon announcement and I'm afraid there's a collective yawn from the HDSLR video…
Sep
12
2014

New Nikon D750 Another Nail in Canon’s Coffin?

The new Nikon D750 begs the question once again about its arch rival: What is Canon thinking? It’s one kind of anticipation when waiting to see the newest Apple iPhone – excitement. It’s a very different kind of anticipation when waiting for Canon’s new DSLRs…
Sep
12
2014

Atomos Shogun with 4k Recording Ready for Action at IBC 2014

Biggest and baddest of the Australian company’s ”touch screen weapons for filmmakers,” the Atomos Shogun will finally arrive on our shore in a scant 6 weeks. It’s not always easy to discern a compelling reason for purchasing an otherwise compelling product, but Atomos has no…
Sep
12
2014

What features do you want in the next DSLR Video camera?

Several years ago, we published a very popular survey asking people what they wanted in their next DSLR video camera (see the top 5 answers here) With photokina and rumors of a new Canon [adrotate group="6"] 7D mark ii right around the corner as well…