Oct27th

Anamorphic lens look without the expense for HDSLRs and Indie Filmmakers

Posted By planetmitch
Many love the look of Anamorphic lenses (read this planet5D post to learn more about anamorphic lenses or this story), but they're expensive and you've got to jump thru some hoops to get the video in the right aspect ratio. Well, Timur Civan has been…
Oct27th

Documenting endangered flora with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
It is always a great pleasure to find people doing really positive things for people or the enviornment with their Canon HDSLRs and this one is a wonderful example - Glen Ryan is using his Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) to document his efforts…
Oct26th

Astonishing Canon EOS 5D Mark II timelapse from Dustin Farrell

Posted By planetmitch
Dustin Farrell has sent us his latest Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) timelapse video and there are some jaw dropping scenes in this one. Just look at a couple of shots from this timelapse: [caption id="attachment_6075" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Trains - copyright Dustin Farrell"][/caption] [caption…
Oct25th

Coca-Cola sponsors “Ride” a Canon EOS 5D Mark II flaming hot skateboarding video

Posted By planetmitch
Coca-cola is sponsoring a 3 year 'crowd-focused' ad campaign for their energy drink BURN and this crazy hot skateboarding video called "Burn" was shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) according to creativity-online.com. The DOP on this shoot was Greig Fraser. Steve Berra…
Oct22nd

Folks in USA – watch the NFL Network Saturday night to see Canon HDSLR footage

Posted By planetmitch
A quick post - tomorrow night (10pm EDT), the NFL Network will be broadcasting a show called "the season" and 2 of the 4 segments were filmed by Patrick Moreau of Stillmotion. Here's what Patrick posted on his blog this morning (used with permission): our…
Oct22nd

Canon instant rebates now available for Canon 7D and Rebel T2i/T1i/XS (USA only)

Posted By planetmitch
Need a new Canon HDSLR or DSLR like the Canon 7D (reviews) or the Canon Rebel T2i/550D (reviews) but have been waiting for rebates? Well, buy one of these Canon HDSLRs and get a rebate from now until November 24th (sorry but these are USA…
Oct21st

Jag35 announces new HDSLR viewfinder – Jehu Garcia talks with planet5D at PhotoCine EXPO 2010

Posted By planetmitch
We had fun talking with Jehu Garcia from Jag35 at the photoCine Expo (and yes, we're still processing some of these videos LOL). Jag35 produces some really nice HDSLR rigs that won't break your bank account and they've also got this new viewfinder to show…
Oct21st

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II killer? Recent video from the Panasonic AG-AF100

Posted By planetmitch
We haven't yet talked much about the newer cameras coming that are going to attempt to be Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) killers, but that's about to change because there are now several videos out showing off video from the Panasonic AG-AF100 (also called…
Oct20th

Panasonic confirms ship date, price for AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds video camera

Posted By planetmitch
For those of you watching what else is going on in the below $10,000 price range of cameras, you probably know a bit about the new Panasonic AG-AF100... well, Panasonic has confirmed a December 27 ship date and firmed up the $4,995 price for AG-AF100…
Oct20th

Cinevate shows off new iPhone / small camera stabilizing rig

Posted By planetmitch
This just in from our planet5D friends (and yes advertisers) Cinevate - they're about to release a new steadicam-like rig for small cameras and iPhones. Tho it is yet to be named, Dan Walter from Cinevate is now showing off the device and sent us…
Oct20th

John Mayer shares “A Life In The Day” – his Canon EOS 5D Mark II video

Posted By planetmitch
For the 5 of you who may not know, John Mayer is a musician and it is intriguing to me that he put this Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) video together of a day in his life. It is a unique view into what…
Oct19th

Canon surprises us with new Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware 2.0.8

Posted By planetmitch
Canon just released Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) firmware update 2.0.8. You can find the download on this Canon Japan page. None of these appear to be any major improvements, only bug fixes, but if you've been suffering from one of these bugs, you'll…
Oct18th

Canon EOS-1D MKIV combining live and stop motion for a German commercial

Posted By planetmitch
Daniel Schmidt sent us his Canon EOS-1D MKIV live and stop motion commercial which is pretty cool. Simlar to a recent stop motion viral video we showed you a few weeks ago, but different in that this combines stop motion with live action giving a…
Oct15th

Behind the scenes on ABC news “Tech this out!” using HDSLRs

Posted By planetmitch
The "Tech this out!" crew over at ABC News (update: originally reported as being on yahoo! - I suddenly realized it is an ABC News show being shown on yahoo!) is using Nikon and Canon HDSLRs to record the show and in this new behind…
Oct15th

Dynamic Perception motion-control systems – great for timelapses

Posted By planetmitch
Several times we've seen Dynamic Perception (@DynPerception) photographic motion-control rigs being used in timelapses lately so we thought we'd do a little digging. Some months ago, we became aware of Dynamic Perception thru the timelapse of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland (see this post) which…
Oct14th

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Drift Car Commercial with BTS

Posted By planetmitch
A fun little Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) commercial with a behind the scenes (BTS) attached at the beginning. Sent in by our friends at Cinevate. Canon 5D MK 2 Drift Car Commercial with BTS from Cinevate on Vimeo.Our friend Steve Chase was kind…