Mar20th

ALL-IN film event at NAB

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It seems that I've discovered a new calling - going to events! I seem to be drawn to learning new stuff and meeting lots and lots of people, so I'm planning right now to go to the NAB conference in Las Vegas in mid-April and…
Mar20th

Canon EOS 7D film wins “best film” prize at SxSW

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Philip Bloom pointed out that this Canon EOS 7D movie "Tiny Furniture" has won the "best film" prize a the South by South West (SxSW) festival. This is the first Canon HDSLR film that I'm aware of that has won an award at a film…
Mar20th

More on the Canon EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro

Posted By planetmitch
Yesterday, Canon released the EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro and lots of things are happening with it around the world already. Of course, a few were upset that it didn't support the new Canon Rebel T2i/550D, but yet, we've found someone who's got…
Mar19th

Canon EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro now available!

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Canon released the software late this afternoon (US time that is)... it was announced back in Feb and is finally ready. thanks to @tylerginter for the alert! Download I'm sure you want to get right into it... so here's the download link! You have to…
Mar19th

Canon fixes ‘cinema’ firmware with release 2.0.4

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Canon has released a fix for the much desired 'cinema' firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II that had a bug... 2.0.4 is available now. [caption id="attachment_3570" align="aligncenter" width="570" caption="Canon notice for the new firmware"][/caption] Download I'm sure you want to get right into…
Mar18th

Alice and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Everyone knows "Alice in Wonderland" right? Well, you've not seen it done quite like this before! Shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, this 15 minute short is quite an achievement. You can learn more about this movie at AliceAndTheWhiteHair.com From the movie's Cinematographer…
Mar17th

Canon confirms some issues with the 2.0.3 firmware

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With swift action, Canon has announced there are some bugs in the 2.0.3 Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware release! [caption id="attachment_3548" align="aligncenter" width="567" caption="Canon announcement of issues with 2.0.3 firmware"][/caption] Earlier today, we'd been alerted to some complaints by the 5D Mark II Team.…
Mar17th

The CamCaddie unboxing – an HDSLR rig

Posted By planetmitch
At the HDSLR meetup in Venice Beach, I met Daniel McElderry from CamCaddie who had a batch of his new low cost rigs to show off. While I was in the hotel after the meetup, I had a brilliant idea (modest aren't I? LOL)... why…
Mar16th

Behind the TV – in the control room with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Here's a fascinating behind the scenes look at the NBC Winter Olympics that was shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. We contacted Robert Coon who made the movie and he's provided us with some insight! "For the month of February I was part…
Mar16th

Wanna make some giga panoramas? GigaPan is ready to help

Posted By planetmitch
Engadget showed this one off - the GigaPan Epic Pro - a remote control device to help you make huge panoramas with your Canon EOS 5D Mark II or other DSLR. "EPIC Pro model – designed to handle professional DSLR camera/lens combinations is going to…
Mar16th

Dan Chung does news report on Canon Rebel T2i/550D

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We've heard yet again from our friend Dan Chung who's shared with us his Canon Rebel T2i/550D news report on "China's Migrant Children". Please read the whole story on Dan's blog! Here's a snip from the discussion: "Guardian reporter Tania Branigan and I have been…
Mar16th

Tired of ‘Rolling Shutter’? Here is a manual fix tutorial

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Mike Huetz has presented this very intriguing manual fix for removing any 'rolling shutter' (often called the "jello effect") from your video using Adobe's After Effects. I am no expert, but I would imagine there's a way to do it in FCP as well. It…
Mar15th

The first Canon EOS 5D Mark II native 24fps movies

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Philip Bloom has announced that several of his recent movies have been done on the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware version 2.0.3 that includes the native 24fps frame rate. I urge you to download each of these in full size as well to…
Mar15th

Complete guide to Canon EOS 5D Mark II ‘cinema’ firmware 2.0.3

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We've known it was coming, but now it is finally here! The firmware that gives the Canon EOS 5D Mark II 24fps has arrived and we've got full coverage for you! Download I'm sure you want to get right into it... so here's the download…
Mar14th

Canon USA Spring 2010 Rebates

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Is it spring or is this the end of winter? Either way, there are some good rebates being offered by Canon until April 3rd (yes, I'm a few days late posting this one - sorry). Please remember that planet5D is supported by your purchases and…
Mar13th

Rodney Charters and Snehal Patel talk about using Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs

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Digital Photo Pro did a profile on director Snehal Patel and cinematographer Rodney Charters doing work on a short epic film "Indian Gangster" with Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs. You can see the results of their work on the trailer for the film at their…