Jul19th

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

Posted By planetmitch
"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

Posted By planetmitch
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!

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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…
Jul15th

Nikon rumor: new D3100 on the horizon?

Posted By planetmitch
For some of you who are following the HDSLR revolution that might be Nikon fans, this rumor just posted over on Nikonrumors.com might just float your boat - and for you Canon fans, it might please you as well, because competition after all helps drive…
Jul15th

TV industry embracing Canon HDSLRs

Posted By planetmitch
No huge surprise here, we know from shows like 24 (DP Rodney Charters has sent us a lot of good HDSLR info like how they are using HDSLRs for plates - but not entire episodes) and the last episode of HOUSE being shot on the…
Jul14th

HDSLR news in your email inbox (and not your spam folder)

Posted By planetmitch
Every now and then, it helps to remind folks about some of the features of planet5D - besides all of the amazing things we're posting here in the blog, there's the planet5D Cinema, and the planet5D Review site... but I think one of the coolest…
Jul13th

Redrock issues new preview of the microRemote wireless follow focus

Posted By planetmitch
Good friends (and advertiser) of planet5D Redrock Micro has posted a new preview of the microRemote that they announced at the NAB conference. Redrock microRemote preview from Redrock Micro on Vimeo.introductory video of the microRemote wireless follow focus system, including microTape real-time rangefinder, basestation, and…
Jul13th

Animoto – an automated movie maker for your photos and movies

Posted By planetmitch
Recently, I was approached by Animoto (please see the disclaimer at the end) to see if I wanted to give their slideshow tool a spin (which also includes video now as well if you want) because they thought that you Canon HDSLR users might be…
Jul12th

Latest trend? Taking your Canon HDSLR aloft

Posted By planetmitch
We're always on the hunt for new stuff to show you guys and it seems to me that there's a lot of interest in taking your Canon HDSLR up in the air for a ride. We showed you a Canon EOS 7D (reviews) a few…
Jul12th

Hurlbut Visuals announces HDSLR Boot Camp!

Posted By planetmitch
update! Sales end Sunday August 8!!! Also, there's a planet5D discount - see this blog post! If you've been looking for some amazing hardcore HDSLR training, Shane Hurlbut and his team are going to give you the full hands on training you've been looking for!…
Jul11th

More from Yahoo!, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the World Cup

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You'll recall that a couple of weeks ago we first reported that Yahoo! is using several Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) with their on site reporters in South Africa to report on the World Cup. Today, we bring you another post from Yahoo! reporter…
Jul10th

“City of Lakes” Behind the Scenes

Posted By planetmitch
Several months ago, planet5D was honored to be the first to show you "City of Lakes" - a wedding film shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and now, there are behind the scenes videos to help you learn how Patrick Moreau and…
Jul10th

Want a Canon HDSLR wireless external monitor for $200?

Posted By planetmitch
this DIY Canon HDSLR wireless monitor can be had for under $200.
Jul9th

Nikon plans “new concept” DSLR possibly this fiscal year

Posted By planetmitch
Bloomberg is reporting that Nikon President Makoto Kimura stated in an interview that they will be releasing a "new concept" DSLR possibly as early as this fiscal year. We've been wondering what Nikon was up to since their HDSLR cameras all still only shoot 720p…
Jul7th

stillmotion’s guide to lenses for weddings and events

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For those of you doing weddings and events and wondering which lenses are best for certain situations - well, our planet5D friends StillMotion have just the quick tutorial for you! "stillmotion's guide to lenses for weddings and events // a cinema caravan tutorial" is shown…