Nov25th

A call for help in Haiti – the Nap Kenbe Project – get involved!

Posted By planetmitch
Today is Thanksgiving holiday in the United States and we'll have a couple of posts today about doing for others - yes they also have to do with photography, but let's not forget that we need to help others who may not be as fortunate…
Nov25th

Canon Rebel T2i/550D Firmware Update Version 1.0.9 out today

Posted By planetmitch
Canon released updated firmware for the Canon Rebel T2i/550D (reviews) - this one is version 1.0.9 and it is just a bug fix - no new features were added. Download the update from this Canon Japan site. Many will be disappointed in this update as…
Nov25th

Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update Version 1.2.3 out today

Posted By planetmitch
Canon has surprised us with a release of updated firmware for the Canon EOS 7D (reviews) - this one is version 1.2.3 and it is just a couple of bug fixes - no new features were added. Thanks to the 5D Mark II Team for…
Nov24th

Batelco “INFINITY” an astounding Canon HDSLR commercial with CG integration

Posted By planetmitch
Batelco "Infinity" is a new commercial that was shot on Canon HDSLRs - both the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and Canon EOS 7D (reviews) for the telecom giant Batelco. Steffen Hacker (from Unexpected Postproduction) sent us a boatload of background info this morning…
Nov24th

Chris Fenwick and Moving to Premiere – planet5D chat special guest coming on November 29

Posted By planetmitch
Chris Fenwick will be our special guest in the planet5D HDSLR chat room on Monday November 29th at 8pm Eastern (02:00 GMT Tuesday). Some of you may know Chris as he has been on the blog before - but he's recently been cutting some work…
Nov23rd

Natasha Bedingfield “Touch” – a Hot Canon EOS 7D music video with a twist

Posted By planetmitch
Canon HDSLRs like the Canon EOS 7D (reviews) have indeed become common place on the set of music videos, but this one for Natasha Bedingfield's "Touch" has a unique twist - the Canon EOS 7D is used to film the back of an old Kodak…
Nov23rd

David Myrick – beautiful Canon EOS 5D Mark II music videos

Posted By planetmitch
David Myrick is a Director of Photography with some incredible eyes - you may remember him from an earlier post "Alice and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II" and he's submitted two new videos that are getting a lot of attention! I shot this with…
Nov22nd

Alexx Henry speaks about Living Art and the Future of Motion in Photography

Posted By planetmitch
We met Alexx Henry last year at the Collision Conference and we were fascinated by his talk about "Living Art" - and now, we've found a video of a talk that Alexx just gave about Living Art which you should be interested in. Alexx and…
Nov21st

More on HDSLR Anamorphic lenses – an HDSLR visual comparison

Posted By planetmitch
The guys from Vid-Atlantic have been helping us all learn a bit about Anamorphic lenses (see our earlier article... "Anamorphic lens look without the expense for HDSLRs and Indie Filmmakers" and now, they've sent us their new video that helps show you visually what the…
Nov18th

“Create the Film Look” – training with a deadline of Friday

Posted By planetmitch
I have to admit I'm way behind in processing the ton of incoming emails and this one is a bit late - but there's still time if you're interested in this training - the deadline to sign up is Friday - Nov 19th at midnight…
Nov18th

Review: “Stills In Motion with Drew Gardner” – training for the stills photographer moving to motion

Posted By planetmitch
F-Stop Academy has produced another winner here. First, F-Stop had Philip Bloom's "Learn Canon 5D Mark II Cinematography" and "Learn 2 shoot great video on your Canon 7D" and now, they've added Drew Gardner's "Stills in Motion". Drew Gardner has been a Commercial & Advertising…
Nov18th

“Today of All Days” Web Series shot on Canon HDSLRs

Posted By planetmitch
Canon HDSLRs have helped Emrys Roberts (twitter), Drew Cohn (twitter) and Josh Negrin (twitter) to create a three part mini-web series and we thought you'd like to be ready for it when episode one premiers Friday, November 19th. These guys are aspiring filmmakers and I…
Nov18th

Free DSLR Cinematography Guide from noFilmSchool

Posted By planetmitch
The good folks over at NoFilmSchool.com are giving away (yes, I said 'free') their DSLR Cinematography Guide - tho you do have to give them your name and email address. This is great for those of you just picking up a Canon Rebel T2i/550D (reviews)…
Nov16th

Varavon’s Pro Viewfinder + our review of this HDSLR viewfinder with a unique low angle view option

Posted By planetmitch
A few weeks ago, Varavon sent us a copy of their Pro Viewfinder for Canon HDSLRs - which has a unique property the others don't have - the ability to flip down the 'loupe' and to view the LCD from above the HDSLR, giving a…
Nov16th

Shane Hurlbut shows off his favorite rig – the Redrock “mancam”

Posted By planetmitch
You guys know by now I love Shane Hurlbut and of course Redrock (they're a big sponsor of planet5D) so we thought we'd go ahead and show off this new little video promotion they put together about the Redrock Micro "ManCam". Shane Hurlbut and the…
Nov13th

Free HDSLR training from NextWaveDV – HDSLR 101

Posted By planetmitch
Looking for some new HDSLR training? Tony Reale from NextWaveDV has just released the first episode in their new "HDSLR 101" (which you can see below!) where "we discuss how DSLRs first got video, sensor sizes and how they affect the look of video, and…