Mar2nd

Thinking outside the box – tallscreen with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
Welcome to the new world - a world where video is no longer constrained to being horizontal - it is now also vertical. Giorgio Constantine has started a new group over on Vimeo dedicated to videos made with HDSLRs that are in the vertical orientation…
Mar2nd

The Great HDSLR Meetup! Venice Beach – March 7

Posted By planetmitch
If you're a follower of either @phillipBloom or I on twitter, you saw over the weekend a great effort to get me to fly out to California to meet Philip Bloom and his merry band of followers at what he's hoping will be the world's…
Mar2nd

Beautiful movies coming in from Canon Rebel T2i/550D

Posted By planetmitch
People are getting their hands on the Canon Rebel T2i/550D and they're starting to produce some beautiful moving images! We posted a bit the other day about Torres Studio's "The Bridge" and how they were using the Canon EOS 7D and 5D2 to make a…
Mar1st

48 Hour Human Time-lapse to be made with the Canon 5D Mark II

Posted By planetmitch
UPDATE: March 13 - here's the final video: 48 Hour Human Timelapse from Marty Stalker on Vimeo. Now here's an interesting idea - making a 48 hour timelapse of a humanoid doing something... these guys are doing this and have put together this promotional video…
Mar1st

Canon confirms Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware contents

Posted By planetmitch
In a news release that hit my inbox a little bit ago, Canon has released details of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware update that is now officially due in "mid-March" (which matches rumors). The "firmware upgrade 2.0.3 for the EOS 5D Mark II…
Mar1st

Where’s Waldo? Search for the guy behind the USA bench

Posted By planetmitch
Yesterday, the world watched a fantastic hockey match between the USA and Canada (notice I list the USA first LOL). While watching the match on TV, my wife (yes, she saw him first) noticed the guy behind the USA bench was holding a Canon EOS…
Mar1st

Wedding Photographer Jeff Ascough switches to Canon EOS-1D MKIV

Posted By planetmitch
Famed wedding photographer Jeff Ascough has decided to dump his lousy Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs for a couple of Canon EOS-1D MKIV cameras. I've seen this mentioned in a couple of places and now I see there's an official page over on the Canon…
Feb27th

Haiti – how MSNBC’s David Friedman covered the quake on the 5DMkII

Posted By planetmitch
This morning, DSLR News Shooter (dslrnewsshooter.com) has a guest post from David Friedman discussing how he covered the earthquake in Haiti for MSNBC with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It is an interesting story - jump over there to read it please. Visit msnbc.com…
Feb26th

Canon Rebel T2i/550D unboxing and awesome comparison to 7D

Posted By planetmitch
All sorts of news in the last few days and I'm way behind - sorry! This was posted yesterday on vimeo and it is pretty darn cool - and it starts out with the first unboxing of a Canon Rebel T2i/550D that I've seen. Then,…
Feb26th

First production Canon Rebel T2i/550D movies and reaction

Posted By planetmitch
Late yesterday, amongst the news of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware, friend of planet5D Dan Chung @dslrinformer posted his first Canon Rebel T2i/550D video. Dan's been right there in front of each of the 4 Canon HDSLR cameras (see the other posts we've…
Feb26th

Sea by Philip Bloom – a Canon EOS 5D Mark II movie

Posted By planetmitch
We added this to planet5D Cinema right before bedtime last night, but since we know not every one of you is visiting over there every day (yet - but we know you will ), we thought you needed to see this. It is important. Philip…
Feb25th

UPDATED: Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware to arrive week of March 17

Posted By planetmitch
canonrumors just reported they have heard the Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware will be released the week of March 17th. UPDATE: CR has added updates about features in the release... please read that over there. UPDATE 2: Canonrumors has confirmed what is included in…
Feb24th

PopPhoto tests the Canon EOS-1D MKIV-finds AF slow

Posted By planetmitch
PopPhoto has posted their 3 page review of the Canon EOS-1D MKIV and found it was made for "Sports shooters or anyone who needs a fast burst rate in a body built like a tank" - but they also thought the autofocus was "slower in…
Feb24th

Notes from Createasphere/EXPLORE: Entertainment Technology Exposition

Posted By planetmitch
@radraven has done it again! A few months ago, we highlighted his notes from the Collision Conference because they were superb, and now he's been to the Createasphere/EXPLORE: Entertainment Technology Exposition event last week in LA and published his notes and images. "Last 18th of…
Feb24th

Introducing EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro

Posted By planetmitch
Canon has released much more information on the E1 plugin they announced earlier this Feb. They're still saying it will be available in early March 2010. EOS Movie Plugin-E1 Key Features: On Febrary 5th, 2010, Canon Inc. announced the launch of a new, completely free…
Feb24th

Just out – Canon Rebel T2i/550D review of a pre-production model

Posted By planetmitch
This morning, we spotted this very positive new review of the Canon Rebel T2i/550D from Nino Film (on twitter) who has a "video production blog" and lives over in Austria. "Before I start drooling over this new camera from Canon, I have to tell you…