Aug9th

Julian Friedmann Talks About The Mystery of Storytelling on TEDx Ealing

Posted By Barry Andersson
This is an interesting TEDx talk about storytelling. With that said the main thrust of this video is aimed at those that want to write scripts. Not knowing what the…
Aug8th

Aeterna – An Awesome Sony A7s Short

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Secret sauce / ˈsēkrit/sôs/ noun noun: secret sauce; plural noun: secret sauces; noun: the secret sauce 1.   [cinematography] the key piece of gear that turns otherwise impossible-to-capture footage into a cakewalk.[adrotate group="6"]…
Aug8th

Get Super Early Bird Discounts at The CineBootCamp – The Highest Rated DSLR Filmmaking Workshop

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Yep, we love the gear. But what I think so many of us really love are the challenges of interacting with and mastering the gear, learning from the gear, and,…
Aug7th

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by…
Aug7th

LockCircle Introduces LockPort A7 and LockPort GH4

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Ever get annoyed and anxious as the mini-HDMI or mini-USB port on your camera becomes looser and looser – and you just KNOW the connection is going to become unreliable…
Aug6th

Shane Hurlbut on the latest planet5D podcast!

Posted By planetMitch
We were thrilled to be able to have Shane Hurlbut on this week’s planet5D podcast! Show notes and links [adrotate group="6"] Topics: • Shane Hurlbut’s Inner Circle • State of…
Aug6th

Profit by Buying the Right Equipment and Extending the Life of Your Gear

Posted By Barry Andersson
Buying any piece of equipment is a big deal. It is easy to get lost in the sea of new equipment and what you feel you might need on your…
Aug5th

Magic Lantern Movie: 2.5k, Dual ISO

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sometimes Magic Lantern makes me want to pull what little hair I have remaining out of my head. Case in point: absolutely gorgeous footage shot and edited by Danne over…
Aug4th

Canon Sale: Extra Discounts on Refurbished Gear!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sometimes – only sometimes – factory refurbished gear is a good buy. Looks like this Canon Sale on Refurbished units is of those times. (Click here!) One of my personal favorites,…
Aug4th

Ten Reasons I’m passing on the Panasonic GH4

Posted By fletch murray
I REALLY wanted to love the Panasonic GH4. I REALLY wanted to play with the latest. In fact, I was at EVS in Burbank, credit card out, 40 seconds away from…
Aug4th

Things That Drive Me Crazy About The Sony A7s

Posted By erik naso
I’ve had the Sony A7s for about a month and It’s a fun camera with some great features, but I just can’t seem to get comfortable with it and a…
Aug2nd

CarryOn Jib – The Most Compact, Yet Full-Sized Camera Jib Out There?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Didn't we just write something about knowing yourself and CAVEAT EMPTOR when considering contributing to a Kickstarter campaign? Yes, we did. But we're often early adopters here at planet5D (at…
Aug1st

Crop Crap with Zack Arias

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This is one of the most entertaining, well-done video reviews I've seen in quite a while. Count me a fan of Zack Arias. Even if I don't agree with everything…
Aug1st

How to Select Products and Avoid the Hype — If You Really Want To!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A reader wrote to us about a bad experience he’d had with a new product reviewed by another web site. He told us: “…it would be cool if you could…
Jul31st

Shane Hurlbut Offers New “Inner Circle” Subscription Service

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It has been said that "magic is just science not yet understood." By that definition, Shane Hurlbut has already proven he's a magician of the first order as DP of…
Jul31st

A7s and GH4 vs. Arri Amira? Really? Dynamic Range Compared

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Panasonic's GH4 is supposed to have great dynamic range, but at least in this test from our friends over at Cinema5D, the Sony A7s mops the floor with it, coming…

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