Jul30th

HDSLR Must Do! PhotoCine EXPO announced – Sept 25-26 in LA – planet5D discount!

Posted By planetmitch
If you're into HDSLR cameras and are wanting to learn more about Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and everything used to rig them up, then you'll definitely want to attend the continuation of last year's highly successful "Collision Conference" - this year being put on by…
Jul29th

Yosemite mountain climbers filmed on Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Mountain climbing (not that I've ever done it) in Yosemite Valley is probably amazing and why not use a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) to film it? Every now and then, we find a beautifully done video that goes on planet5D Cinema and we…
Jul28th

Pop Photo interviews Canon EOS 5D Mark II photographer

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Popular Photography selected friend of planet5D David Harry Stewart for an interview called "Pro DSLR Video Tips from David Harry Stewart" - please give it a read. Here's the intro and first question from the Pop Photo article "Commercial and editorial photographer David Harry Stewart…
Jul27th

Anamorphic lenses and the Canon HDSLRs

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Anamorphic lenses have been around for a long time and many people just absolutely love them and their wide-screen aspect ratio for making movies - however, they don't fit on the Canon mount without some help. What is an anamorphic lens anyway? (I didn't know…
Jul27th

Canon EOS 5D Mark II in the Beijing hutongs on the back of a bike

Posted By planetmitch
Putting a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) on the back of a bike and shooting a movie implies lots of vibration and bouncy output, but this video shows that with Final Cut Pro's smooth camera filter, it can be done! This video is interesting…
Jul26th

New York Times reports on “Bouncing” with Canon EOS 5D Mark II in the dark

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New York Times Multimedia Producer Zach Wise (see also this report) sent us one of his latest reports - filmed in New Orleans with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews), the story is about the music scene around "Bounce" (something I'd sure never heard…
Jul24th

Two Canon EOS 7Ds working on a new short – “The Inventor”

Posted By planetmitch
Recently, we've gotten quite a few submissions (and we're thrilled to see so much activity out there!) and this one stood out to us - shot on two Canon EOS 7D (reviews) HDSLRs, "The Inventor" looks to be a great short. The movie is 'in…
Jul23rd

Yippee! iPad and iPhone video embeds from Vimeo now working

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Yes, there are some planet5D fans who read the blog via their iPhones or iPads and they've always been frustrated because the videos didn't play. Well, the other day, I posted a tweet (follow me on twitter) about wanting to get videos from Vimeo that…
Jul22nd

A new type of fashion film shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Friend of planet5D Martin Reisch (@safesolvent on twitter) sent in a movie and he'd like some help if you think it is good - it is entered in a contest and I've messed up because the deadline to vote is in about 16 hours (I…
Jul22nd

Stop motion with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a guy walking across the USA

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The Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) can make some pretty awesome movies and when used properly, even the stills side of the camera can make some cool stop-motion movies. This one stands out. I met Peter Cote for the first time at the NAB…
Jul21st

Tim Halperin’s one take wonder… a unique Canon EOS 5D Mark II music video

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Coming up with unique ideas for music videos must be difficult (at least it would be for me) so when I see something like this Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) music video for Tim Halperin (twitter) called "She Runs" I just have to show…
Jul20th

Lasers can damage your Canon HDSLR camera’s CMOS sensor

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Lasers used in a light show have damaged a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) CMOS sensor and I sure didn't know it was possible, but I thought I'd get a warning out since it appears to have damaged this guy's sensor. I would suspect…
Jul19th

Canon EOS 5D Mark II and another robot: “AT-AT day afternoon”

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"Star Wars" filmed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews)? Well, not really, but one of the robotic "At-At" toys from the "Star Wars" movies has been used to make a very interesting short movie - and we've got the behind the scenes (BTS)…
Jul19th

Win some HDSLR accessories

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Budding filmmakers and pros alike should be interested in Sebastain Wiegaertner's blog contest. He's managed to get some accessories from Genus, Letus Direct, Jag35, Zacuto, Kessler Crane, Glidetrack and Zeiss (and more). "In about one week I will reach my 5.000th Follower on Twitter. I…
Jul17th

Canon HDSLR internal mic wind noise? Not any more!

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Zack McTee @sceneblock (friend of planet5D - remember he did the "Billy Cash" Elvis movie?) sent us his latest cool device - a 'dead cat' windsock for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and all the other Canon HDSLRs. This is a simple DIY…
Jul15th

HOUSE finale-Gale Tattersall and Greg Yaitanes chat with Canon

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Everyone knows now that the season finale of FOX's show "HOUSE" was shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) right? Well, today Canon has posted an interview with the DP and Director of the show, Gale Tattersall and Greg Yaitanes (respectively). Here's a…