Jul23rd

Yippee! iPad and iPhone video embeds from Vimeo now working

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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”

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!…