Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Aug
20
2014

Remarkable Documentary “A Year in Champagne” Shot on a Magic Lantern Hacked Canon T2i

We write about gear – in this particular instance, a Magic Lantern hacked Canon T2i, a Canon C300 and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. And then we write it’s not about the gear. We write, instead, that it’s about the story – in this particular instance,…
Aug
20
2014

First Impressions: RED Epic Dragon Sensor

Wanna get frustrated? Try watching an 18-stop dynamic range test of the RED Epic Dragon shooting in 6K delivered via HD over the web. This is certainly no knock on the good folks at Magnanimous Media (a high-end rental house in Chicago) who produced the…
Aug
19
2014

Community, Artistry and Story — and $100,000 in Filmmaking Prizes

A conversation with Story & Heart Co-Founders Justin DeMers and David Singer on their latest endeavor I have a story for you. But we’ll keep it short, because the story is still being written – and you can play a role in its writing. More on…
Aug
19
2014

A Rundown of The Latest EOS 7D Mark II Information

Our friends over at Canon Rumors are pretty good at separating the wheat from the chaff, so it seemed appropriate to share their August 15th update on what appears to be an upcoming Canon 7D Mk II.[adrotate group="6"] Except – at the moment – there’s…
Aug
19
2014

Stunning Australian Gold Coast Timelapse with a 5D Mk III and a Helicopter

Didn’t I just do a post saying that writing for planet5D is humbling? I believe I did, yes. Today’s “We’re not worthy” timelapse comes courtesy of planet5d reader and videographer Joe Capra.[adrotate group="6"] Or maybe I should be quoting another Mike Meyer’s character, Dr. Evil,…
Aug
19
2014

Balancing the MoVI M5 in Under 3 Minutes

Those of us with access to it, love it; those of us who don't, lust for it. I'm writing, of course, about Freefly's MoVI M5 -- an absolute rock star in the 3-axis gimbal market. You knew that, right?[adrotate group="6"] But infatuation is not the same…
Aug
18
2014

5D Mk II and Brooklyn meet GROUND HOG DAY in A TRUNCATED STORY OF INFINITY

planet5D reader Paul Trillo reintroduced us to a sweet-natured, humorous and slightly mind-bending short he did in 2012 with a Canon 5D Mk II. [adrotate group="6"] Neither the fact that I was born and raised in Brooklyn until the age of 7, nor that my oldest…
Aug
15
2014

Microsoft’s “Hyperlapse” Technology: Next Gen Image Stabilization?

Sometimes very interesting things come wrapped inside uninteresting things. Which is probably a rationalization for why I chose not to cover an announcement last month that just might shake things up in the stabilization market quite a bit.[adrotate group="6"] Pun intended. Courtesy of the folks over…
Aug
14
2014

Top 10 Things to Know About Magic Lantern Hack for Canon DSLRs

We all love ‘em: top 10 lists. Herewith, my completely biased list of the 10 most important things you need to know about Magic Lantern (though not necessarily in order). 1. Audio monitoring This was the primary reason I first tried Magic Lantern with my…
Aug
13
2014

Creating Vortex Star Trails in Astrophotography Timelapse Videos

And now for something completely different - Vortex Start Trails What happens when you take a not-uncommon time-lapse subject (the night sky), add one heaping dose of creativity, and mix with incredible patience and perseverance?[adrotate group="6"] You get Matthew Vandeputte offering us a tutorial on…