Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

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…
Jul
18
2014

Powerful Interview with Shane and Lydia Hurlbut

Cine Gear wrapped up a few weeks ago but this is an interview that is worth your time to watch. Our good friends Shane and Lydia Hurlbut sit "On the Couch" and cover a huge variety of topics. They kick off the interview discussing gear…
Jul
17
2014

GH4 vs Blackmagic for Chroma Keying: GH4 Wins According to Video Alchemy’s Paul Shillito

What begins as a very clear and impressive comparison of the GH4 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera for chroma key work (man, the guy knows how to work with After Effects AND create an appropriate test bed) quickly becomes a larger assessment. [adrotate group="6"] Not only…
Jul
17
2014

Latest Rumor- Canon 5D Mark IV Might Feature 4K Video

The latest rumor from Canonwatch.com is hinting that the Canon 5D Mark IV might ship with the ability to shoot 4K video. The questions we should be asking are: #1- Is the rumor credible? #2- If the Canon 5D Mark IV doesn't have the ability…
Jul
15
2014

The emotimo TB3 rocks your motion control needs

So you've tried your first time lapse from the stationary tripod and he thought it was okay but it's nothing like some of the amazing movies that we've shown you, So you want to do more. You want motioning your time lapse. That's where the…