Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Jan
28
2015

Back Up Your Hard Drives – don’t be a fool and lose vital data!

I created this a couple of weeks ago when I was having trouble with my iMac - and now that I have the new iMac Retina, I've been so distracted just staring at the beautiful screen that I forgot to post it! HA! [adrotate group="6"]…
Jan
25
2015

What cameras are you shooting video with? Simple Sunday Survey #5

What cameras are you shooting video with? We asked planet5D subscribers which video cameras they have as well as which ones they are actually shooting with. We also have a little teaser about the new RØDE NTG4 and NTG4+ as well as the RØDELink[adrotate group="6"]…
Jan
24
2015

Beauty of the Beast: Timelapse/Hyperlapse of Dubai

Modest tools, immodest location and great skill combine for this riveting couple of minutes from Kirill Neiezhmakov, latest in his on-going timelapse/ hyperlapse series on major cities. In this latest installment of our occasional series entitled “We’re not worthy,”[adrotate group="6"] Kirill proves once again that…
Jan
23
2015

Aputure VS-2: Great Value in a 7” Field Monitor

In another installment of our just-made-up “80/20” series, Aputure scores a win with their VS-2. I got religion (of the larger on-camera field monitor kind) a few months ago when I tested smallHD’s AC7. I learned that a minimum 7” diagonal is the ticket: it’s…
Jan
23
2015

Why Am I Shooting 4K Again? Amazing, Inspiring Videos from Panasonic Remind Me

I encounter my fair share of 4K sceptics online. Sometimes I even begin to doubt my own enthusiasm for the 4K format. But then all I have to do is watch some great 4K footage on a 4K or 5K monitor and I am snapped…
Jan
21
2015

RØDE STUNS Filmmakers – Launches Stunning Wireless System, New Shotgun Mics

Microphone maker RØDE wowed a wildly cheering audience in a heavily-attended event in San Diego this evening with not one, not two, not three but four new products including the Australian company’s very first dip into the waves of wireless microphones. RØDE launched the amazing…
Jan
20
2015

CAME-TV 7800 Takes On The MoVI M5: A Gimbal for the Rest of Us?

If Freefly’s MoVI M5 is the BMW of 3-axis gimbals, CAME-TV’s 7800 is the Hyundai: an ambitious, low-priced alternative inspired by the original that offers a legitimate set of trade-offs, and can definitely get you from points A to B. After many months of MoVI…
Jan
16
2015

Gotham 7.5K The Scariest & Most Beautiful Flight of My Career

Many of you know Vincent Laforet because of reverie and his contributions to the DSLR filmmaking community, so you may not know that he was originally Pulitzer Prize winning photographer! Vincent has made some amazing photographs over the years, [adrotate group="6"]but this recent set of…
Jan
16
2015

“It’s the Port, Stupid!” Brilliant Atomos Shogun/Sony A7s Combo Marred by micro HDMI

Whenever someone says “worst thing ever invented,” it sounds suspiciously like our 17-year-old (whose brain is still forming and we hope will someday complete the process). But in this case, we sympathize with Luke Neumann of Neumann Films when he describes the micro HDMI out…
Jan
15
2015

FREE Cine Summit for Cinematographers coming up – plus bonus webinar replay!

If you're not on the planet5D daily email list, you missed out on a huge chance to talk directly with a Hollywood DP and ask questions about lighting! We ended up having a TON of questions and [adrotate group="6"]the webinar went on for almost an…