Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Jul
28
2014

What’s Wrong with this Tweet? Depends Upon What’s Actually True in It

For serious videographers committed to Canon DSLR’s, thank goodness for Magic Lantern. As many of you know, this free firmware addon provides many of the desperately needed video functions otherwise missing from the Canon consumer and prosumer DSLR line, from software-enabled headphone monitoring to zebras,…
Jul
27
2014

Major Print Publisher The Wall Street Journal Goes 4k with the GH4

Ironic and telling language, a sign of the times: a major newspaper publisher may be the first of its peers to standardize on 4K video with the GH4 for its web team. [adrotate group="6"] Sure, it’s a validation of both the format and the camera…
Jul
26
2014

GoPro Founder Nick Woodman & “The Two Most Important Days of Your Life”

Please: watch this video, no matter what your age. In a candid, thoughtful, funny, and inspiring interview at alma mater UC San Diego, Nick Woodman brings to life something Mark Twain said (and interviewer Armin Asahi beautifully opens with):[adrotate group="6"] “The two most important days…
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…
Jul
23
2014

Is the Panasonic GH4 as Game Changing as Everyone Thought 3 Months Ago?

When guys like Michael Reichmann, Philip Bloom, Caleb Pike and Dave Dugdale write about either buying or switching entirely from Canon to Panasonic;  video comparisons here, here, and here offer unequivocal demonstrations of superior GH4 footage; and guys at local meetups all talk about the GH4…
Jul
23
2014

Spike Lee Shoots The Game on Digital Bolex D16 Cameras, and Scores

There is nothing quite like a celebrity endorsement to rubber stamp a new product in the minds of wavering buyers. In this case there are two celebrities and a well-known corporation involved - director Spike Lee, songstress Kelly Rowland and soft drinks giant Pepsi. And…
Jul
22
2014

Awesome timelapse workshops coming in October – plus $100 off discount for planet5D readers

If you're looking to learn timelapse, there's no better way to do it than to get out and do it! So why not join these two new workshops in October being taught by Ron Risman, Rich Harrington, and Keith Kiska. Ron just returned from teaching…
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…
Jul
21
2014

Getting A High-End Look with Inexpensive Gear

This is a guest post from Tim Hicks. He and I met on the chat application on the lower right of the planet5D blog that shows up only when I’m online (which is usually in the mornings USA time)… we talked for a bit about…
Jul
19
2014

4k video in a compact camera? Yes it’s true

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…