Apr14th

NAB 2015: Panasonic Schedules Next GH4 Firmware Update for Late April – Anamorphic, No VLog

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Panasonic has launched its next firmware update for the Panasonic Lumix GH4 hybrid video/stills camera, version 2.2 and it will be here any day now. The long-hoped-for logarithmic picture profile, VLog, will not be included but there is a major new feature in its support…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Atomos Shows 4 Exciting New Features to Come in Shogun AtomOS6.3, Late May

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
A great firmware updates roadmap is sure sign of a camera or accessories maker that truly cares about its customers. Digital moviemaking recorder/monitor maker Atomos proved itself to be no exception as it announced AtomOS6.3, on show at NAB right now, due for release late May. The…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Atomos Announces New Features Coming to Shogun Supporting Raw, Anamorphic, 3D LUTs, Cinema 4K DCI & More

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Atomos, in a move sure to bolster the position of its Shogun 4K recorder/monitor as the most affordable go-to in the market, announced seven free, wide-ranging enhancements to the Shogun's capabilities. The new features will start arriving from May onwards and include functions for which some other…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Veydra, Cinema Mini Primes Maker, Announces Two Exciting New Micro 4/3 Lens Projects

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
US mini cinema prime lens maker Veydra has announced they are working on two exciting new projects for Micro Four Thirds lenses – one wide-angle and the other anamorphic. [adrotate group="6"] The wide-angle lens’ focal length will be 8.5mm or 9mm – equivalent to 17mm…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Atomos Announces the Power Station Continuous Power Device, Due May 2015

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Atomos' new Atomos Power Station promises to solve one of the most pressing problems of on-location and studio-based shooting, the need for so many batteries of the same brands as your cameras. The Power Station's dual battery Continuous Power system comprises two hot-swappable batteries to…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Atomos Announces More Affordable, ‘Bare Bones’ Models of All Its Recorders

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When the groundbreaking Shogun 4K recorder/monitor was released by Atomos, it came with a generous set of essential accessories and specially-commissioned carrying case. The intent was for purchasers to have everything they need to get working straight away and without having to hunt down accessories, cases,…
Apr14th

Atomos Bigs It Up at NAB 2015 with Prizes, Freebies, Industry Heroes & Game-changing Shogun

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Australian-based, global-exporting digital movie recorder and monitor maker Atomos is living it large at NAB 2015 with a long list of industry great presenters, give-aways, prizes and plenty of ground-breaking Shogun 4K recorder/monitors to try and buy. [adrotate group="6"] Given that the Shogun has been…
Apr13th

Macphun Releases Demo of Promising New Stills Noise Reducer Software, Noiseless Pro – Pre-order Discount

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Macphun, the Mac-only software company behind some of the most popular image processing products on the Mac’s App Store, has released a preview of its latest standalone application-cum-plug-in, Noiseless.[adrotate group="6"] The preview is save-disabled so you can only sample its range of sophisticated controls and…
Apr13th

FilmConvert Pulls Out the Stops at NAB with #FCTreasureHunt Prizes, 25% Off for the Week

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
FilmConvert is pulling out all the stops this week at NAB and is offering not one but two different sets of incentives. For those attending NAB 2015, #FCTreasureHunt comprises $1000+ of daily prizes including FilmConvert Bundle licenses, RØDE NTG4+ mics, vouchers, memberships and more.[adrotate group="6"]…
Apr13th

Adobe Announces New Apps & Applications & Big Updates to Moviemaking Software for NAB 2015

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Adobe Systems sneaked one below the radar this week with announcements of some new iOs apps, some big updates to existing moviemaking applications and two new products named Project Candy and Adobe Character Animator. [adrotate group="6"] Sometime during the last few months we seem to…
Apr13th

LUMIX Luminary Michael Grecco Shoots ‘Forever Young’ with Panasonic Lumix GH4, A500 & HC-X1000 4K Cameras

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
While waiting with bated breath for a long-overdue firmware upgrade for the GH4, hopefully to appear during NAB 2015, we’ve found something else to focus on. Panasonic USA has just released 'Forever Young', a short movie shot by LA photographer/director Michael Grecco with the Panasonic…
Apr12th

Lensbaby Introduces Amazing Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for High Speed Portrait-Cum-Macro Beauty

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Specialist Portland, Oregon, lens maker Lensbaby has sought to bring some of the best of the past into the present with its amazing new Velvet 56 manual portrait and macro lens, modeled on mid-century portraiture optics. [adrotate group="6"] The 56mm f/1.6 1:2 macro magnification lens…
Apr10th

NAB starts MONDAY! Watch LIVE NAB Liveblog here on planet5D

Posted By planetMitch
NAB has been a long time coming... and it all starts MONDAY! And we're doing the NAB LiveBlog again! We at planet5D are very excited about NAB. Last year, we were one of the first to ever do a "Liveblog" like is done for Apple…
Apr10th

Motion9 Is Showing Off a Suite of Great New Camera Accessories at NAB 2015

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Korean movie camera accessories maker Motion9 will be showing a range of exciting new and existing products at NAB 2015. On the evidence of the MonoJib FullSet Kit that has just arrived here, their designs and manufacturing continue to be excellent and great value for…
Apr9th

Kickstarter Animal Rhino at It Again with Rhino Slider EVO + Rhino Motion

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What are 600%; 234%; 1,309%; and 1,592%? They’re the funding percentages of Rhino Camera Gear’s OTHER successful Kickstarter campaigns. Up next? The Rhino Slider EVO + Rhino Motion controller.[adrotate group="6"] They make good products (NB: we’ve not seen any in the metal or carbon fiber),…
Apr9th

Takes.io: A Different Take on Post-Production Collaboration

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The market for cloud-based post-production collaboration is heating up quickly. Latest entry on our radar is Takes.io. Once upon a time, if you wanted to communicate you were limited to various forms of grunting, pulling, or possibly even head-bashing with the nearest rock.[adrotate group="6"] Fast…