Apr25th

planetMitch appearing on the LensFlare35 podcast this Tuesday April 27th

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Dave Warner of lensFlare35 has invited me to be on the next show - this coming Tuesday, April 27th! And we're excited because Brian Valente from our friends at Redrock Micro will be along to talk about the new microRemote they announced at NAB. Dave…
Apr24th

planet5D exclusive! A new Canon EOS 7D short plus background videos

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We're very excited about this one - another planet5D exclusive shot with Canon EOS 7Ds - a new short that will be coming May 4th from some Columbia University students and we'll exclusively be bringing you all of the background materials, tutorials, and product reviews…
Apr23rd

“City of Lakes” entire feature now available

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planet5D was the first major blog to show off the "City of Lakes" (entirely shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 7Ds) movie trailer back in early March and now the entire movie is now available online at the Pacific Pictures website!…
Apr23rd

planet5D rocks full time (the end of my day job)

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Back in early 2008, I read a post by Arn, the owner of macrumors.com where he described the growth of his site to a point where he was earning more running macrumors than he was doing his day job so he quit. As it turns…
Apr20th

BBC’s Planet Earth

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"Planet Earth" on planet5D has a good ring to it doesn't it? HA. The BBC show "Planet Earth" was all shot on HD cameras - it was released in 2007 so no Canon HDSLRs were used, but since it was HD and got rave reviews…
Apr19th

Behind the Scenes on “The Last 3 Minutes” with Shane Hurlbut

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Good friend of planet5D Shane Hurlbut has posted a behind the scenes video of the wonderful short that he and his Elite Team made called "The Last 3 Minutes" - which was shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs. Our thanks again to Shane and…
Apr17th

ikan at NAB 2010

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We met up with Clint Milby from ikan (one of our planet5D sponsors) at the ikan booth during NAB 2010 - and we got a lot of info from him about their latest equipment for rigging called "Elements". "Designed with you in mind, the Elements…
Apr16th

SmallHD and the DP-SLR monitor at NAB 2010

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We really enjoyed chatting with the folks over at SmallHD at NAB 2010 because we'd been introduced to them when we found out they helped on the two Doritos Super Bowl commercials that we highlighted back in January. And this new DP-SLR monitor is just…
Apr16th

Zeiss cinema zoom – planet5D tries it on 5D2

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Legendary lens manufacturer Zeiss has announced new compact primes and zoom lens both aimed at the cinema market. I believe planet5D is the first to show video shot with the new zoom! I was able to put the new 15.5-45mm zoom on my Canon EOS…
Apr16th

Redrock Micro microRemote demo from NAB

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On Monday, we posted the news about the new microRemote from Redrock Micro which does remote follow focus and has an iPhone option, and we actually got to see the demo of the cool new toy and now, we're finally able to show you the…
Apr15th

planet5D Cinema (a reminder)

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Maybe many of you haven't ever explored the menus at the very top of planet5D and I thought maybe it was time to remind you of some of the great features we have here at planet5D. I'm starting with the planet5D Cinema. We started this…
Apr13th

NAB day 1 roundup (updated)

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Oh boy! What a lot of fun the first day of NAB was - and i didn't even go to any of the seminars. It was my first time attending the NAB and i spent it just trying to wrap my head around the number…
Apr12th

Redrock Micro announces microRemote and microTape Range Finder

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Today at the NAB show, Redrock Micro has announced a new HDSLR wireless remote control called the microRemote and the microTape Range Finder. It also appears that there's a third device for use with the iPhone/iPod Touch for advanced automation! So far, all I have…
Apr10th

Color Grading Explained

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A frequent contributor to planet5D, Denver Riddle has written a good introduction to getting the 'blockbuster look" and color grading of movies. "It seems that artists are beginning to notice the trend of the so called “Blockbuster” look that’s becoming more and more popular in…
Apr10th

Need a ‘guncam’? Redrock Micro can do

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Brian Valente from Redrock Micro sent us this fun little video they did with some components from their rig products. guncam from Redrock Micro on Vimeo.Redrock micro DSLR rig components with canon 5D MKIIDetails:1080 24pf5.61/400 shutter25mm zeiss zf lens with fotodiox adapter (Photo credit: snap…
Apr9th

New feature of the new Doctor Who shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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There's a new Doctor on Doctor Who (a BBC TV show in case you have never heard of it (are there still some out there?)) and they're adding lots of new things to the show - one of them being a cool new effect which…