Feb13th

All You Need is Skill: Magic Lantern RAW + Canon 5D3, Even Now

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
DP and planet5D reader Chad Bonanno shoots Tempest Freerunning Athlete and 2014 Taurus World Stunt Award Winner Luci Romberg with the now-classic Magic Lantern RAW/Canon 5D Mk III combo – with stunning results. Chalk it up to the skill of the athlete; [adrotate group="6"]cameraman; editor;…
Feb12th

Sony A7r Mk II to Go Head to Head with Canon 5Ds?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sonyalpharumors.com is definitely a go-to site for – you guessed it -- Sony rumors. Their latest rumor on the Sony A7r Mk II – that it will sport a 50mp sensor – comes with relatively high confidence (SR4 out of a possible SR5).[adrotate group="6"] If…
Feb12th

CameraLends: AirBnB Meets Filmmaking Gear

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
When noted economist Robert Reich asserts that “the new ‘sharing economy’ is really about sharing the scraps” he’s talking about companies like AirBnB, Uber... and now maybe newcomer CameraLends. But for filmmakers and photographers on a tight budget, is this a bad thing?[adrotate group="6"] This…
Feb12th

The death of iPhoto – previews of the Apple Photos App – long live Aperture

Posted By planetMitch
Apple is finally showing off the new photos app that will be replacing iPhoto and Aperture. This is one of the first many previews I've seen and so I wanted to get it out to you guys ASAP [adrotate group="6"] For those of us who…
Feb11th

Canon EOS 5Ds and much more on DSLR Film Noob Podcast with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
I'm having a blast working with Deejay from DSLRFilmNoob.com on his podcast! We did our first "live" show as part of the Canon EOS 5Ds announcement last friday.[adrotate group="6"] We ended up talking a lot about the Canon EOS 5Ds but also some other things: Canon…
Feb11th

Olympus comes in from the filmmaking wilderness…

Posted By planetMitch
John Brawley seems to be the underdog of the lesser known brands and micro 4/3 cameras. His latest post is about the just announced Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, [adrotate group="6"] and I feel like this long post he has created for it is like…
Feb11th

Get Big or Get Lost: ARRI Alexa 65 Sensor is 3X the Size of Super35

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The Alexa 65 is something truly fascinating: a 6.5K sensor; claims that it looks better than film; a clean, clean, clean user interface; and a set of repurposed Hasselblad/Fujinon still photography primes as its launch optics package.  [adrotate group="6"] Right.  Let’s get this out of the way immediately: I…
Feb11th

An Impressive, Affordable Cinematic Looks 3D LUT Set from Rocket Rooster

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Now that 3D LUT packages have become established in the color grading workflow, more LUT developers and more LUT collections continue to appear on the scene. The latest to come to our attention is a competitively priced, full-featured set of filmic looks LUT by British moviemaker Kevin…
Feb10th

A new take on the tripod plate? Edelkrone Introduces New FlexTilt Head

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The team from Edelkrone is at it again, this time innovating in the space between your tripod head and your camera’s baseplate with the edelkrone FlexTilt Head Neither a quick release system nor a panning/tilting head[adrotate group="6"] in the usual sense, Edelkrone’s FlexTilt offers an additional…
Feb10th

Film Lives as Kodak Inks Deal with Hollywood “Big 6″

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In an era where technorati like Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking worry about artificial intelligence (i.e., digital intelligence), there’s something sweetly, retro-ly reassuring about Kodak’s deal with a number of major Hollywood studios to keep the chemical and physical processes of actual film in filmmaking…
Feb10th

C-Stand Basics by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Posted By planetMitch
When I was at the RØDEShow 2015 2 weeks ago, Shane told me he was working on a training video for a C-Stand... I guess I looked at him like he was crazy because he laughed and said he was serious.[adrotate group="6"] And he was!…
Feb9th

How To Make A Good Story Great. A Super Bowl Feature

Posted By planetMitch
If you just watched the Super Bowl, you missed one of the best parts of the story! Yes it was a great game, but this story by the good folks at @stillmotion will warm your heart and maybe even make you cry a little (it…
Feb7th

Canon 5Ds &5Ds R: 5D3 Equivalents of the Porsche GT2 and GT2 RS?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Canon seems to be taking a page from Porsche, creating the 5Ds and 5Ds R as specialist variants of the 5D Mk III, much as the German automotive manufacturer created the rip-snorting -- and terrifying -- GT2 and GT2 RS as extreme versions of its…
Feb6th

Is the Cinematic Photo Style Revolution for the GH4 Already Here?

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Danish moviemaker Michael Medgyesi has formulated a revolutionary cinematic photo style for the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and it is already making waves. The primary difference between his and other cinematic photo styles? It is based on Portrait. The second? It results in far less time…
Feb6th

Canon fills out consumer DSLRs with new Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Posted By planetMitch
Canon EOS Rebel T6i shows some advancements over previous models but I'm not sure it will be enough to trump the very popular Canon Rebel T3i which is still topping the charts (tho I note that it is showing now as "discontinued"). [adrotate group="6"] The price point may…
Feb5th

50.6 Megapixel Canon EOS 5Ds aims to claim photogs but not filmmakers

Posted By planetMitch
Canon's made it official - the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R have been announced along with the new EF 11-24mm f/4L - we've got a lot of info to come so keep your eye on this as we update with info we find around…