Apr10th

Need a ‘guncam’? Redrock Micro can do

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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…
Apr9th

A couple of new Canon EOS 5D Mark II music videos

Posted By planetmitch
We highlighted Andrew and Carissa Gallo's Christmas video back in December and this follow up is pretty cool and is getting lots of attention around the web. Wes from theFamilyRecords.com sent us this comment on the video from Wakey!Wakey! - Light Outside "I've been really…
Apr8th

The first planet5D live interview with @tylerginter

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Tonight, we held the very first live HDSLR interview and chat with our guest Tyler Ginter (@tylerginter on twitter). It went pretty well (if I say so myself) with about 18 people online at the peak. We had lots of participation too in the chat…
Apr7th

“The Last 3 Minutes” Brilliant new Shane Hurlbut 5D Mark II short

Posted By planetmitch
planet5D Exclusive! Shane Hurlbut (Canon Explorer of Light, DP on "Terminator: Salvation" and more (imdb profile) - oh, and don't forget the "helmet cam") released his new Canon EOS 5D Mark II short entitled "The Last 3 Minutes". In this short written and directed by…
Apr7th

First planet5D live interview: Tyler Ginter – Thursday 9:30pm

Posted By planetmitch
We're proud to announce that we're going to be starting a series of live interviews of the movers and shakers in the HDLSR world and we'd like you to participate! First up is going to be Tyler Ginter. He's been a big supporter of planet5D…
Apr6th

“Family Kocktail” wins first place in Best of Photojournalism

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Deanne Fitzmaurice sent us the news that her film "Family Kocktail" which she shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II has won first place in the Best of Journalism. The film is only available on the Media Storm site so please click this link…
Apr6th

is there a bug in latest Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware 2.0.4?

Posted By planetmitch
I've seen several reports on twitter and now the 5D Mark II Team has detailed a bug in the latest Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware version. UPDATE: read this blurb from the canonrumors posts (I don't know much about lens inner workings so I…
Apr4th

Aerial video via helicopter with a Canon 7D

Posted By planetmitch
This was posted over at VideoDSLR.tv last Friday, but we've been swamped with excitement over the iPad (sorry!). "Eric Austin of Helicam put together this video to show us the ins and outs of his Helicam. Eric shoots low altitude HD video anywhere in the…
Apr2nd

Spring… a Canon Rebel T2i/550D video

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We had a little discussion with James Barber the creator of this beautiful little Canon Rebel T2i/550D movie and asked him to give us a little bit of feedback on how he was liking the T2i. We got more than we thought we'd get, but…
Mar31st

APRIL FOOLS JOKE: Philip Bloom gets an exclusive: Canon DSLR video goes RAW!!

Posted By planetmitch
Philip Bloom just announced on his site.... Exclusive: Canon DSLR video goes RAW!! UPDATE - since it is no longer April 1st - I should point out that this was an APRIL FOOLS joke by Philip Bloom (and quite funny too if you ask me).…
Mar26th

“Blockhead” (filmed on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II) wins “Best Short” at Phoenix Fear Festival

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We featured the film last summer - and now we hear it won "Best Short" at the Phoenix Fear Film Festival. So, another Canon EOS 5D Mark II film wins an award (tho you won't catch me watching this one LOL!)... here's the trailer in…
Mar26th

The Zacuto Great Camera Shootout 2010 – HDSLRs vs film

Posted By planetmitch
Zacuto has released the first webisode of the Great Camera Shootout for 2010. This will be a three part series comparing the top line HDSLR cameras and they put them up against the 'standard' - 35mm film. The first webisode is called "It is all…
Mar24th

“The Tonight Show” Opening Shot in HD video with Redrock rigs and Canon EOS 7D

Posted By planetmitch
This press release came in from our friends at Redrock. Hollywood, CA - On Monday March 1, Jay Leno came back to The Tonight Show after much media attention. The show has some new elements including the New Credit Open Sequence, photographed by DP Vasco…
Mar24th

Zacuto announces new Z-Finder models – 3 to pick from

Posted By planetmitch
Yesterday, Zacuto announced 3 new models of the famed Z-Finder. There will now be the Z-Finder Jr., Z-Finder Pro 2.5X, and Z-Finder Pro 3X. "With the convergence of DSLR filmmaking, there are many essential tools that are needed to give the correct form factor for…
Mar23rd

High School photographer uses Canon EOS 5D Mark II for sports

Posted By planetmitch
Last night, using the new 'chat with us' feature on the planet5D sites (you'll find it in the lower right hand corner of the page), I had a really fun chat with a planet5D reader who's doing some good stuff with his Canon EOS 5D…