Feb27th

eMotimo Cart: Dynamic Camera Motion You Can’t Get with Sliders or Jibs

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
If you haven’t done so recently, watch Hitchcock’s TO CATCH A THIEF and notice how little dynamic camera motion he actually used -- yet still told a great story. Now…
Feb26th

“DSLR Top Features” Survey Reveals Canon’s (and Others’) Challenges

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We like asking Kickstarter entrepreneurs what kind of market research they do when planning new products, and that got us thinking about the process used by the big boys –…
Feb26th

Academy of Storytellers: Pearls of Filmmaking Wisdom via Web Shorts

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We interviewed two of the principals of Story & Heart last year and came away convinced that they were nice, smart, creative, thoughtful,  nice, knowledgeable, low-key, nice, entrepreneurial, and, uh...…
Feb26th

Sony: Who Doesn’t Love a Turnaround Story?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sony is dominating mirrorless sales in Japan. If you want to assume that they are going to focus on their mirrorless E- and FE-mount product lines (and you don’t want to simply take…
Feb25th

Game-Changer? Color Finale: Industry Standard Grading Tools Inside FCP X

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Color Grading Central releases Color Finale, a plugin that will make people think twice about going outside of Apple’s NLE for more sophisticated color grading alternatives. planet5D discount! We're stoked to have…
Feb25th

The Shoot Strap: A Magnetic Camera Strap Strong Enough to Suspend a Sofa?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Before there were garage-based startups in the U.S., there were cottage industries in the UK (yeah, OK, and in a bunch of other places, too). In this  installment of our…
Feb25th

Free Affinity Photo Beta Updated to Include Raw Photo Processing — Try it Out Now!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
The latest free beta of fully-featured professional photo editing application Affinity Photo adds raw file processing and is now available for download. I am trying it out right now and…
Feb24th

Canon? Sony? Feh. Apple’s the One to Watch. Proof #1: Their Oscar Ad

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Samsung is pulling out all the stops to take on Apple (and increasingly, everybody else), but as the ads shown by both companies during the Oscars prove, it’s hard --…
Feb24th

Canon 5D3 Firmware Downgrade IS Possible

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Thanks to eagle-eyed planet5D reader Hallur for pointing us to the Magic Lantern forum post – and accompanying video – showing how a Canon 5D Mk III firmware downgrade can…
Feb24th

This is Sick (in a Good Way): Create a Render Farm with Apple’s Compressor

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Compressor now offers Terminator/SkyNet-level computing in the form of a render farm: the ability to harness the power of multiple networked computers – not just drives – to parallelize CPU-intensive…
Feb23rd

What Goes into a Kickstarter Campaign: BTS with Photo Factory 360

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of our occasional series on Kickstarter projects, we interview Russ Yoskowitz, CEO, founder and lead developer of Photo Factory 360, to learn what’s involved in bringing a…
Feb23rd

Olympus Air, Gopro lenses, Audio gear and more: DSLR FILM NOOB podcast with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Episode 10 of the DFN podcast, Mitch from planet5D joins me to discuss the Olympus Air, Gopro Ribcage, 4K system on a chip from…
Feb23rd

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is More — and Less — Than You Think It Is

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Credit where credit’s due: Canon’s STM lenses focus quickly and silently at incredibly reasonable price points, and their EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM does that while also being exceptionally compact and…
Feb21st

Speedlight on a Rope: Modern Twist on An Old Story

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Start with a dynamic subject, great setting, and solid gear. Add a dollop of different, and voilà: a new take on Ben Franklin discovering electricity with a key and a…
Feb20th

Rocket Rooster Debuts Great Cinematic Presets for Processing Raw Footage

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Hot on the heels of their second movie looks set, Rocket Rooster Cinema Colour, Rocket Rooster has released a great set of cinematic color presets for grading your raw movie…
Feb20th

Another Jewel from edelkrone: PocketRIG²

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In another installment in our occasional series entitled “The 80/20 Rule” we’re impressed by edelkrone’s petite PocketRIG² for run and gun support. You can pay three or four times the…