Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

May
25
2015

Tales of the Illuminati (not the guys you think): F&V

F&V Lighting is a well-regarded, value lighting and accessories company with a presence in the U.S. and Europe. Unfortunately, they were one of the guys we missed at NAB 2015. Fortunately, there were over 100,000 other attendees there, so we can now update you on…
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May
25
2015

Freefly WEDGE Adds No-Compromise Lens Control via MōVI Controller

With WEDGE, Freefly continues to move the bar it first set with the MōVI 3-axis gimbal [B&H | Amazon]:  it extends the capability of single operators. Novices need not apply. In filmmaking and photography, the value of a system – especially an ecosystem (which goes beyond…
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May
23
2015

Shit People Say to Women Directors

In this first post of our new, just made up series entitled “Light is the Strongest Disinfectant,” we bring you a blog that has been on line less than a month, yet is already changing behavior. We’re writing, of course, of Shit People Say to…
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May
22
2015

When Kickstarter Projects Go Awry

Do a search for “Kickstarter” on planet5D and you’ll get 14 pages of results -- we like entrepreneurs. But we recently received a letter from a planet5D reader who was upset about a Kickstarter campaign that went south, and he asked us to investigate.[adrotate group="6"]…
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May
21
2015

Frustrated with No V-Log L for Your GH4? Try Matthew Mosher’s M-Log Cinematic Look Instead

If like me you have been more than a little frustrated by seeing all these alluring movies shot using beta versions of V-Log L, the Panasonic GH4 version of Panasonic’s true logarithmic photo style, then you may wish to try out DP Matt Mosher’s M-Log…
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May
21
2015

Syrp Genie: Beautiful Industrial Design, but MAN I Want an App for That

We really like Ben Ryan and the team at Syrp, and their Genie motion controller [B&H | Amazon] is the company’s signature product statement of their design philosophy – which is very Apple-like. I just wish the Genie itself were controlled by an equally Apple-like…
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May
21
2015

Benchmark Noise Reduction Plug-in Neat Video Updated to Version 4 – New Features, New Pricing

ABSoft, makers of Neat Video, “best noise reduction for digital video”, has updated their video noise plug-in to version 4. Many moviemakers consider Neat Video to be one of the most indispensable plug-ins in their toolbox, the noise reduction benchmark. Those numbers may increase now…
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May
20
2015

Panasonic Gives The GH4 a Little Sister with the New Panasonic G7 4K Hybrid for the Rest of Us

Panasonic has announced the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K hybrid video plus stills camera. Soon 4K video and 4K stills modes will be affordable for enthusiasts and professionals alike. While the G7 could be considered the GH4’s younger sister in features and price, it offers some…
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May
20
2015

AirLinc: iPhone App Takes on Wireless Giant Sennheiser?

Maybe: for $12.99 AirLinc allows a pair of iOS devices to act like their own wireless mic system, especially when a lav is involved. Better than a Sennheiser? Hmmm...[adrotate group="6"] Sennheiser makes one of the best wireless kits out there (the EW100). I have the…
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May
20
2015

New Kid in Town Samsung NX1 Puts Pressure on Sony a7, Panasonic GH4. Again.

With a Gold Award win from dpreview, the Samsung NX1 [B&H | Amazon] is the best reason yet for accelerated release dates from Sony for an a7s Mark II and from Panasonic for a GH5 You’ve read about the NX1 at planet5D before – or if not,…
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