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

Posted By planetmitch
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…
Jul7th

Canon EOS 5D Mark II captures Pikes Peak from bottom to top in record time

Posted By planetmitch
Ok, I'm not usually a car phanatic, but you've just got to watch this driver's perspective run up Pikes Peak captured on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) - this is a record setting run and it had to be with the 12 minute…
Jul7th

Turning kids on to photography – National Geographic Photo Camps

Posted By planetmitch
We love showing you ways you can help better your world with photography and James Rhodes sent us this one. He's helping out with a project called "National Geographic Photo Camps" - a project where they go in and teach some kids who'd likely never…
Jul6th

Canon prototype HDSLR of the future – the “Wonder Camera”

Posted By planetmitch
Gizmag is showing off a video taken at the Canon display in the Japanese pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai - a video which shows Canon's "wonder camera" prototype of the camera of the future. They're suggesting it is something like 20 years…
Jul6th

Shane Hurlbut releases 60 second version of the Navy Swimmer commercial

Posted By planetmitch
In the 'not ground breaking but interesting' category, Shane Hurlbut sent planet5D a new 60 second version of the Navy Swimmer commercial we showed the other day. Shane Hurlbut's "Navy Swimmer" 60 second version from planetMitch on Vimeo. (Photo credit: snap from the video)
Jul4th

Vincent Laforet and Illya Friedman talk PL (cinema) mounts on HDSLR cameras

Posted By planetmitch
We just found this wonderful interview on Vincent Laforet's blog where Vincent and Illya Friedman (Hot Rod Cameras) discuss just about everything you wanted to know about using 'cinema' lenses (those with PL mounts) on the Canon HDSLRs (like the Canon EOS 7D (reviews)). Very…
Jul4th

Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a cardboard tank

Posted By planetmitch
DVCulture posted this yesterday and we thought it was pretty clever usage of a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and a bunch of cardboard. It looks like these young men had fun in the process. Not the world's greatest movie, in fact, it is…
Jul2nd

Shane Hurlbut and his Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs make Navy Seals commercial

Posted By planetmitch
We've shown a bit about this before here on planet5D, but recently Shane Hurlbut and Canon have put out more details about the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) Navy Seals commercial that was shot last fall and we thought you'd like to see it…
Jun28th

“Strange Fruit” a Canon EOS 5D Mark II music video with a BTS to boot

Posted By planetmitch
I met Andreas Schnell thru the woopra chat on this blog the other day, and he pointed me to several really cool movies - and this one called "Strange Fruit" just grabbed me and held on - especially since it is a Canon EOS 5D…
Jun27th

Archive of Live Interview with Richard Allen Crook

Posted By planetmitch
Tonight, we had yet another great conversation with a HDSLR editor, cinematographer and cameraman, Richard Allen Crook on our planet5D Live channel. In case you missed it, here's the archive. We did have a few audio problems at the beginning and i apologize to those…
Jun26th

5D MarkII Standard Definition 4:3 Frame Guides

Posted By planetmitch
Interesting post by Matthew Jeppsen over on freshdv on how to make some 4:3 frame guides on his Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews). "I’ve got an upcoming commercial shoot for a client that will air on our local NBC affiliate. The station is currently…
Jun25th

Capturing a race across america on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
A couple of days ago, I found Jesse Oxford's blog post about his account of using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) to capture a long long bike race! "It was as much of a test for me, the filmmaker, as it was for…
Jun24th

Canon EOS 7D captures lightening

Posted By planetmitch
This is a rather short burst, but thought it was pretty cool - a Canon EOS 7D (reviews) is used to capture lightening as it strikes 3 buildings in Chicago at the same time! Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the…
Jun24th

Chase Jarvis shares his complete work flow for stills and video

Posted By planetmitch
This has been covered in a couple of places and it is worth making sure that those of you who read planet5D on a regular basis are exposed to this... Chase Jarvis is a high level pro (in case you don't know him) with a…
Jun24th

New on the planet5D Calendar: interview with Richard Crook from Crooked Path Films – Sunday at 9 EDT

Posted By planetmitch
We've got a guy that you're going to want to listen to this week - Richard Crook from Crooked Path Films. Not exactly a household name (yet), but he's quite knowledgeable about many aspects of filmmaking and camera work. We've added Richard to our planet5D…