Dec31st

Idiot with a Tripod and a Canon EOS 7D and a bit of snow – updated 2x

Posted By planetmitch
Was reading twitter the other day and ran across a tweet mentioning Roger Ebert's blog post (Roger is a famous movie critic) and how he loved this Canon EOS 7D (reviews) movie called "Idiot with a Tripod" - so I just had to check it…
Dec30th

4k hack firmware for Canon Rebel T2i/550D coming on Jan 1? *update 5 1/1

Posted By planetmitch
Found this on Philip's blog - thought it was significant enough to report to you... user Earz62801 on youtube has posted that he'll be delivering a firmware hack to allow the Canon Rebel T2i/550D (reviews) to record video in 2k, 3k, and 4k at 24fps.…
Dec29th

planet5D forum improvements – twitter + facebook connect and more

Posted By planetmitch
We told you earlier about some improvements to the planet5D forum software - well, the hits keep coming! Today, we've added the ability to connect with Twitter or Facebook instead of making a new registration. We've also got some hints to improve your reading enjoyment…
Dec28th

A few planet5D improvements

Posted By planetmitch
We're always looking for ways to improve your experience here at planet5D and we think we've added a few good new features. New planet5D.com front page! First, we've improved the front end to planet5D.com which is the first page many people see - we've added…
Dec24th

House DP Gale Tattersall HDSLR master classes coming soon

Posted By planetmitch
We posted earlier about Gal Tattersall's HDSLR master classes, but there have been some additional sessions set up we thought you'd like to know. Visit HD DSLR Workshops for more information as well. The Press Release Internationally-acclaimed cinematographer Gale Tattersall announces his next series of master…
Dec23rd

The Christmas Story on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
I was going to put this one over on the planet5D cinema, but liked it so much I thought y'all would like to make sure you saw it... "The Christmas Story" shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews)... it came to me via…
Dec23rd

New Magic Lantern firmware release for the Canon Rebel T2i/550D

Posted By planetmitch
A new Magic Lantern firmware release for the Canon Rebel T2i/550D has been released enabling features that aren't available with the standard Canon firmware. Be warned tho that Magic Lantern (tho we've not heard of any reports of this happening) in rare circumstances could damage…
Dec22nd

Jag35.com announces HDSLR electronic follow focus system

Posted By planetmitch
Jag35.com announces HDSLR electronic follow focus system that will initially be wired and then later will come in a wireless version. Find out more about the announcement below and on the Jag35 Electronic Remote Follow Focus page. Jag35 Electronic remote Follow Focus from jehu Garcia…
Dec21st

Christmas is a time of giving and helping others – please help someone

Posted By planetmitch
Also in the spirit of Christmas, we saw this video last night - sent in by Ron Dawson - that might just make the hankies come out. It reminds us that we love our toys, but we also love our families and how much we…
Dec21st

Facebook saved from failure by planet5D

Posted By planetmitch
Facebook is the king of the social media and planet5D now has a Facebook page! Ok, so planet5D isn't saving Facebook from certain death *grin* - but we are looking for a splash launch on Facebook so please "like" planet5D! Please? A simple click on…
Dec20th

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Christmas Music

Posted By planetmitch
Last year, we highlighted a couple of Christmas songs and it is that time again... the Franz Family has a beautiful rendition of "Carol of the Bells" they filmed with 4 Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs (reviews) Carol of the Bells // The Franz Family…
Dec18th

HDSLR Week In Review – Saturday, December 18th

Posted By planetmitch
Another really great week here on planet5D! One thing we haven't announced yet is our new planet5D Facebook page - please give it a look and a "like" if you are a facebook user. Last week, our first week doing a weekly summary, I asked…
Dec17th

Canon Artworks – a Canon HDSLR commercial from @stillmotion

Posted By planetmitch
You've seen several posts about Patrick Moreau from @stillmotion and I know this one will be just as interesting because we get to know more about Canon Artworks and how Patrick and his crew put together this Canon ad with Canon HDSLRs. He also sent…
Dec17th

Shane Hurlbut and Jacob Rosenberg discuss HDSLR feature filmmaking with Adobe

Posted By planetmitch
Shane Hurlbut and Jacob Rosenberg know their stuff and if you're wanting to know more about the ins and outs of how the Canon HDSLRs work for making a full length feature film, you've got to take an hour and a bit of your day…
Dec16th

Top 5 HDSLR ‘must have’ features moviemakers want in the next pro HDSLR

Posted By planetmitch
In a recent poll about HDSLRs, planet5D readers answered this question: "What are your top 3 needs for the next pro level HDSLR?" - we offered selections like 4k video, autofocus in video, reduced jello, HDMI out, RAW video and more. The poll recently closed,…
Dec16th

Canon EOS 60D Firmware Update issued: Version 1.0.8

Posted By planetmitch
We'd seen the rumor on canonrumors.com but it was indeed released by Canon - a firmware upgrade for the EOS 60D - Firmware Update Version 1.0.8. Download it here Firmware changes Firmware version 1.0.8 incorporates the following fixes. Fixes a phenomenon in which captured images…