Mar4th

A quick basic introduction to HDSLR cameras and filmmaking

Posted By planetmitch
Here at planet5D, we tend to cover things that are for the advanced filmmaker, but we also realize there are people just starting out and all of you need help too - so when Travis pointed me to this basic introduction over on vimeo yesterday,…
Mar4th

Viral Canon EOS 5D Mark II Student Film “Tick Tock”

Posted By planetmitch
We love finding these little gems... "Tick Tock" is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) short that is going viral - posted on Feb 22, it has well over 300k views, and it won Best Picture at the Emory University's Campus MovieFest 2011. Another…
Mar3rd

Winner of the February Rode Videomic Pro giveaway from DVeStore

Posted By planetmitch
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, RØDE has announced a new Videomic Pro and thanks to the DVeStore, we've just given one away! We'd like to thank them again for sponsoring this giveaway! See who the winner was below... The DVeStore DVeStore spun…
Mar3rd

ALL-IN film Poker match set for NAB in Vegas with planetMitch as a headliner

Posted By planetmitch
planet5D is proud that we were the first to sponsor the 2011 ALL-IN film Poker event at NAB in Las Vegas - not only that, but planetMitch has just been announced as one of the "Headliners"! We were there last year as a "knock out"…
Mar3rd

planet5D interview with Dennis Biela from theLastShuttle.com

Posted By planetmitch
Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Dennis Biela from theLastShuttle.com - an incredibly interesting project - Dennis and 11 other photographers (including Trammell Hudson from the Magic Lantern project), videographers, and team members are documenting the end of the USA Space Shuttle program.…
Mar2nd

“House” BTS – See how Vinny Minton shoots skating segment with Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
Everyone knows "House" is using Canon HDSLRs by now - not only did they film the entire last episode of the 2010 season completely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews), but they're also known to be using it for pieces of the show…
Mar2nd

The next generation of photography? Auto Beauty! The Panasonic DMC-FX77/78

Posted By planetmitch
Now here's a feature that has to be included in the Canon EOS 5D Mark III - I think you'll agree (said with sarcasm) - the Panasonic DMC-FX77 that was announced on Friday has a "beauty re-touch" mode that will 'virtually make up faces' -…
Mar1st

Need an inexpensive follow focus? Really cheap? We mean $2.50-really cheap!

Posted By planetmitch
Friend of planet5D Travis Guerra just sent this in - from a friend of his Tony Carretti - a $2.50 idea for a follow focus - a unique solution found at Bed, Bath & Beyond. This is possibly a good DIY project - it takes…
Mar1st

Canon vs Nikon – An HDSLR / Apple Parody

Posted By planetmitch
Here's a fun little Canon vs Nikon Apple Parody - done by the staff at BYU for the 50th anniversary symposium of the University Photographer’s Association of America - sent in by Jaren Wilkey who is the Manager BYU Photo. Of course, the shoot was…
Feb28th

Rycote’s portable Recorder Audio Kit for ZOOM H4N Handy Recorders

Posted By planetmitch
This is new - Rycote has announced a portable Recorder Audio Kit for ZOOM H4N Handy Recorders - something that most mics that mount to the hot shoe already have, a shock mount and more. [caption id="attachment_8536" align="aligncenter" width="481" caption="Portable Recorder Suspensions on the Panasonic…
Feb28th

Canon EOS 5D Mark II film wins ‘shorts’ category of the second International Forest Film Festival (IFFF)

Posted By planetmitch
"Man of the Soil" (shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark II) wins International Forest Film Festival (IFFF) award for Filmmaker Pierre Deschamps. We got a chance to see this late last year and we're very proud to let you know that it has won an…
Feb28th

Vimeo Plus account winners announced

Posted By planetmitch
Vimeo was very gracious to send along 5 Vimeo Plus accounts to give away and we ran a contest in the month of January on the planet5D forums - well, we've picked the winners and they've all been notified. Why did it take so long…
Feb28th

planet5D interview of Patryk Kizny online and dryeye giveaway winners

Posted By planetmitch
We had a very interesting conversation with Patryk Kizny from DitoGear the other day - he's involved in three different companies at the same time - incredibly fascinating because of all the projects he has his fingers in - including the timelapse and astrophotography. The…
Feb25th

Pogo’s fun Canon EOS 5D Mark II music video – ‘Joburg Jam’

Posted By planetmitch
We stumbled into this a couple of weeks ago - Pogo (Nick Bertke) is using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) to record all of his videos now. Who's Pogo? Well, he is one of those guys who was doing his own thing -…
Feb24th

Awesome ways an iPad/iPhone can be your DSLR / HDSLR remote control

Posted By planetmitch
Wouldn't it be cool if you could use your iPad or iPhone to as a remote control for your DSLR/HDSLR (either Canon or Nikon or whatever)? It turns out there are several different solutions for you to choose from! We did a post a few…
Feb24th

A Verse Before Dying-The first short film from the Panasonic AF100

Posted By planetmitch
This is one of the first short films from the Panasonic AF100 - "A Verse Before Dying" was sent to us by Timur Civan (remember him from the video shot with the 102 year old lens which he also shot some stills) who has been…