Feb21st

Rumor: Canon 1Ds Mark IV release next week?

Posted By planetmitch
In the yet another rumor category... canonrumors.com reported last week that a Canon 1Ds Mark IV may be released as soon as this coming week. They are saying: "This is a CR2 source that has been right on multiple occasions and missed a few. Next…
Feb19th

Canon – big at the Vancouver Olympics

Posted By planetmitch
We've seen several things about Canon hitting the Vancouver Olympics hard - including planet5D friend Lisa Bettany (@mostlyLisa on twitter) who got into Canon's lens room (see her image on flickr). Canonrumors.com found this youtube video of the Canon Minis - a whole army of…
Feb19th

Rumor: Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware due March?

Posted By planetmitch
cinema5d has posted that they are hearing the Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware is due mid march. "Rumors have been flying around this year’s Createasphere Expo, that the Canon 5D Mark II 24P Firmware Update will drop sometime in the middle of March, 2010.…
Feb19th

Zeiss Unveils New DSLR Cine Lens

Posted By planetmitch
Friend of planet5D Michael Britt has posted an interesting news item coming out of the Entertainment Technology Expo - Zeiss has unveiled a new lens specifically designed for HDSLRs with an EF lens mount. The item currently shown is of a prototype. The official announcement…
Feb19th

Rumor: Canon prototype full frame DSLR shooting RAW video

Posted By planetmitch
UPDATE (8/19/2010) - I received some additional information from our source. The prototype apparently is very early in development because the chip itself is in a box. This may indicate that it is a prototype for a video camera and not an HDSLR. (Original post…
Feb17th

planet5D announces “planet5D Review” and gives away an Apple iPad

Posted By planetmitch
February 17th, 2010 – St. Louis Missouri – planet5D announces “planet5D Review” – a fantastic new section added to the “best Canon hybrid site on the planet”. planet5D Review is the first consumer review site dedicated to the Canon HDSLR camera and accessory market. “planet5D.com…
Feb16th

The Bridge – Prologue

Posted By planetmitch
This morning, I saw this amazing Canon EOS 5D Mark II/7D movie that is in work on vimeo and had to show it to you. I also wrote to Marlon Torres who is making the movie. He was gracious enough to send us a bunch…
Feb15th

Canon EOS 7D and 5D Mark II used on TV Show “Numb3rs”

Posted By planetmitch
Ryan Hinman (friend of planet5D) sent us a note the other day about a couple of videos posted on youtube by Stephen Gyllenhaal (imdb profile) - a Director for the TV show "Numb3rs". Stephen has been posting some "behind the scenes" videos on his blog…
Feb14th

Recording audio with your video DSLR, Part I

Posted By planetmitch
Friend of planet5D Juan Pons (Wild Nature Photography) sent in this article he's written on recording audio with your HDSLR. " I have talked to many folks about how to best record sound when shooting with a Video DSLR, and have experimented quite a bit…
Feb14th

Canon Rebel T2i/550D due February 24th

Posted By planetmitch
According to this video, Canon will be releasing the Canon Rebel T2i/550D on February 24th. This is the first time I've heard a delivery date and it appears to be from a Canon representative so we would believe it is valid. The video was posted…
Feb12th

Rob Galbraith reviews the Canon EOS-1D MKIV autofocus

Posted By planetmitch
@fcwestfall (Fake Chuck Westfall) pointed out last night that Rob Galbraith has published a very interesting article about the autofocus on the Canon EOS-1D MKIV. "The EOS-1D Mark IV, released in small quantities towards the end of December 2009 and shipping in somewhat greater volume…
Feb12th

Another helmet rig – this one home made

Posted By planetmitch
We found this one on twitter somewhere last night - it was originally posted on this thread at cinema5d. Looks like it might be hard to walk behind, but the video coming out the front end is darn impressive. My teenage daughter was most intrigued…
Feb11th

Shooting F-16 Fighter Pilots with the 1D Mark IV and 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
I found this earlier today and had to show off Tyler Stableford's work... Shooting F-16 Fighter Pilots with the 1D Mark IV and 5D Mark II In November Tyler Stableford had the assignment of a lifetime, flying with F-16 fighter pilots of the 120th Fighter…
Feb11th

HDSLR output-what does a colorist do?

Posted By planetmitch
This morning, while out surfing for news, I bumped into this very interesting video from a digital colorist that highlights before and after video from a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (and another camera but what do we care about that? Ha!). I found it…
Feb9th

Shooting driving plates for “24” with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II part 2

Posted By planetmitch
Rodney Charters sent us this awesome blurb that goes along with the info we posted the other day about how they shoot plates on 24 with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Canon EOS-1D MKIV. This video goes into a lot more detail…
Feb9th

Apple releases new version of Aperture 3.0

Posted By planetmitch
Well, for those of us using Aperture, the big day has finally come - version 3.0 is released! "What's new in Aperture 3 - Faces and Places. Brushes for precision retouching. Dozens of adjustment presets. True full-screen browsing and editing. And that’s just part of…