Apr17th

ikan at NAB 2010

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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)

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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

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

Posted By planetmitch
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

Posted By planetmitch
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…

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