Sep18th

Canon EOS 60D first hand reports and videos start rolling in

Posted By planetmitch
Tho we have given you a couple of early hands on reports on the Canon EOS 60D (Nicole's report, Den's report), more are coming in now and we're sure you would like to see them. First, we saw this report from Scott Bourne at photofocus.com…
Sep17th

planet5D coverage of IBC in Amsterdam

Posted By planetmitch
Since we've gotten complaints about how boring our old (and we mean old!) reporter planetMitch is, we've hired a young pretty face to handle our coverage of major events. Today, we bring you Andrea Allen - whom we've stolen from the Vimeo staff - to…
Sep17th

Chuck Westfall from Canon Inc. talks with planet5D

Posted By planetmitch
Canon's famous Chuck Westfall sat down with us at the Canon EXPO a few days ago - giving us as much time to chat as we wanted. It was quite a treat to sit down with someone with so much intimate knowledge of Canon's products…
Sep17th

Happy 2nd Birthday Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) is two years old! My how time flies! Believe it or not, today is the second anniversary of the announcement of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II! It was on this day the rumors were finally true and we…
Sep16th

First Canon EOS 60D hands on report

Posted By planetmitch
Nicole S. Young (author of the new book "Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots" (review on planet5D) seems to have gotten her hands on one of the first Canon EOS 60D cameras in a real store and has posted the first production hands on…
Sep16th

Canon EXPO 2010 NYC wrap up

Posted By planetmitch
My first Canon EXPO (Canon EXPO 2010 in New York) was quite the treat. Was it the best event I've ever been to in regard to products? No. But that's really only because much of what was being shown and demonstrated isn't available to buy…
Sep15th

Manta Ray borrows diver’s Canon EOS 5D Mark II and takes it for a spin

Posted By planetmitch
We first saw this on petapixel - a diver was swimming with a bunch of Manta Ray's and filming them with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) when one of the rays decided to take his whole rig for a little adventure! From the…
Sep15th

Tiffen announces “Tango” a steadicam HDSLR boom with ‘9 feet of elevation’

Posted By planetmitch
Tiffen is now showing off a new steadicam accessory called the Tango for small HD cameras and HDSLRs - which in their words is "a conventional Steadicam sled at one end of an accessory spar, stabilizing a “mini- sled” at the other end to at…
Sep14th

Video transcoding showdown: 5DtoRGB vs. MPEGStreamclip vs. Canon Plugin E-1 vs. Red Giant Grinder

Posted By planetmitch
Tobias sent in this article he's done on these different technologies (5DtoRGB, MPEGStreamclip, Canon's E-1 Plugin, and Red Giant's Grinder) for converting the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) footage (also should get similar results for other Canon HDSLR cameras). I know there's been lots…
Sep13th

Dan Chung’s new training “DSLR: Video on assignment with Dan Chung”

Posted By planetmitch
The good folks at @thefstopacademy have released Dan Chung's new training "DSLR: Video on assignment with Dan Chung" - it is a 2 hour training video for download that is aimed at folks who are trained photographers who want to do video - especially those…
Sep12th

Rumor: Canon high end mirrorless HDSLR camera in 2011?

Posted By planetmitch
EOSHD.com's Andrew Reid has just posted this rumor which seems to stem from posts overseas in Asia. These posts indicate that Canon is working on a high end mirrorless HDSLR that includes a 22mp sensor (4/3" size) that also shoots video via a new technology…
Sep10th

planet5D hosting an HDSLR meetup/breakfast at PhotoCineNews Expo

Posted By planetmitch
Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about the PhotoCine Expo? Well, planet5D is now hosting the opening breakfast! We're very incredibly excited about this opportunity to kick off the entire event. . If you want tickets, why not get them early while…
Sep10th

Cinevate announces new Cyclops viewfinder for HDSLRs

Posted By planetmitch
There's a new HDSLR viewfinder on the market now and it is a bit different than the others - Cinevate has announced their new "Cyclops" which is not only a viewfinder, but it can be configured as a rig as well as a macro lens…
Sep9th

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs used to produce the first HDR video

Posted By planetmitch
UPDATE: There's a great interview with the guys behind this over on 16x9cinema. Give it a listen! This very interesting concept High Dynamic Range (HDR) video that was shot with two Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs (reviews) has quickly gone viral. I don't know if…
Sep8th

Shane Hurlbut’s HDSLR Bootcamp – a couple of attendee reviews

Posted By planetmitch
Several weeks ago, Shane Hurlbut and his Elite Team hosted what they called the HDSLR Bootcamp out in LA. Since you and i weren't there, we thought it would be great to get some input from some of the folks who were there to find…
Sep8th

Canon EOS 60D hands on from Den Lennie

Posted By planetmitch
Last week planet5D was at the Canon EXPO 2010 and had our hands on a Canon EOS 60D (report coming) but the shooting with them was limited at the EXPO - but Den Lennie from @thefstopacademy got to use one for 30 minutes and he's…