Nov17th

Blackmagic Does It Again, Releases Free Light and Paid Full Versions of Industry-Leading VFX+ Software, Fusion 7

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Blackmagic Design is on a roll with releasing not-quite-full-featured free, light versions of essential movie industry-leading software products. Recently it was DaVinci Resolve 11 Lite and its full, paid version.…
Nov16th

Magic Lantern Port to Canon 70D: Major Milestone

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Plenty of people have been clamoring to have Magic Lantern on their 70Ds. We’re delighted to report that nikfreak of Magic Lantern is on the case.[adrotate group="6"] Good news for…
Nov15th

Happy 6th Birthday planet5D! A historical look at the DSLR Video Revolution

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planetMitch note: This is great DSLR Video history written by Hugh - I'll have a post on Monday with more details about the planet5D history... Cue up the opening seconds of Sgt.…
Nov14th

Win a DitoGear™ T’rantula GO slider worth over $1,800 on planet5D!

Posted By planetMitch
We're giving away another awesome product - the T’rantula GO from DitoGear - which is valued at over $1,800! We're thrilled to be able to offer you this great prize…
Nov14th

Hands-on Review: Aputure Amaran HR672C

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The speed with which innovation and high function are trickling down to lower price points is astonishing. Case in point: the Amaran HR672.[adrotate group="6"] It was only a month ago…
Nov14th

The Codec Wars, Ep.7: Cinemartin H.265 & ProRes Plugin for After Effects

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Cinemartin now allows you to export to H.265 from within Adobe After Effects. If you haven’t done so already, you’ll be hearing more about H.265 – that’s right, 5, not…
Nov13th

Atomos Announces Shogun Production Run Completed; 50% Off CFast When You Buy a Ninja Star

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
You’ve read about it and lusted for it, and now the first production run of the 4K Atomos Shogun is ready. And if your dreams are only slight less ambitious,…
Nov13th

Are You a Fool for Buying a Sony Camera?

Posted By Barry Andersson
My first camcorder back in the late 1980's was a Sony camcorder. I have a soft place in my heart for Sony as I have owned numerous Sony products over…
Nov13th

First Look: Syrp Genie and Magic Carpet Slider

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What’s the first piece of gear many of us get once we decide to add motion to our shots? A slider. What’s the second piece of gear we’d like to…
Nov12th

FroKnows DSLR video training for noobs and intermediates

Posted By planetMitch
I know many of you need good training on shooting video with your DSLR and there have been a few courses, but frankly there hasn't been enough variety and quality.…
Nov12th

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Announced

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
If anyone’s going to get a 100-400mm zoom lens like this right, it’s Canon. I think Canon makes great glass at not terribly unreasonable price points.[adrotate group="6"] Surprised? Latest proof…
Nov12th

Blackmagic URSA: “It’s a Monster” – and Better than a RED Scarlet?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
How many times does Corey over at Faymus Media call the Blackmagic URSA “a monster?” We dare you to watch the video and post your answers below -- and then…
Nov12th

Vincent LaForet’s Directing Motion DVD Set According to D4Darious

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
“F**k*** Awesome Sauce” as D4Darious says, pretty much covers it. The review of Vincent LaForet's Directing Motion class is entertaining; the DVD set worthwhile. Get thee to it if you’re…
Nov11th

The X-Series Filters: Kickstarter Project of the Week

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Incremental improvement: most of the time, this is the bedrock of innovation. This week, we present Photography Breakthrough’s X-Series ND and UV traction filters Kickstarter campaign.[adrotate group="6"] Kickstarter is a…
Nov11th

LUTs & the Film Look – The Why & the How

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Three-dimensional look up tables – 3D LUTs – have become embedded in the post-production process now and don’t look like going away any time soon. LUTs emulating analog classic film…
Nov11th

Sherif Mokbel’s Guerrilla Short “Without You” with Case Study, BTS and Grading for His GH4 Footage

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Dubai-based photographer, director and DP Sherif Mokbel was one of the first in the world to try out a pre-production Panasonic Lumix GH4, sharing his insights back in early May.…

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