Jul23rd

More of the Gorgeously Detailed Same From the 50MP Canon 5DSr: This Time in Africa!

Posted By Bret Hoy
Here with another report of just how incredibly detailed the new 50MP Canon 5DSr is, is Wildlife Photographer Denis Glennon. It’s been clear from the very beginning how ludicrously detailed the images coming out of the 5DS and 5DSr would be, and with every new…
Jul22nd

Alex Buono ‘fesses Up in MZED’s Visual Storytelling 2

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We really like MZED’s one-day practical seminars, including Alex’s first tour back in 2013. What’s different in Visual Storytelling 2? Among other things, the confidence and ambition to share learnings from his mistakes. But that’s not all. Alex Buono, DP of the Saturday Night Live…
Jul22nd

The New Sitara Wireless Remote Follow Focus is Here!

Posted By Bret Hoy
Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundMe have bred a new form of hardware creators focused on building quality gear for filmmakers. Just within the past couple weeks here at planet5D we’ve posted about multiple products that are being created thanks to these crowdfunding websites.[adrotate group="6"] The Sitara…
Jul22nd

Atomos Continues to Listen to Their Customers With New Action Add-Ons

Posted By Bret Hoy
The Atomos Shogun has been everywhere for the past year. If you were at NAB you undoubtedly can recall seeing the massive posters for it all over the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you weren’t there, I’m sure you’ve seen it advertised all over the Internet,…
Jul21st

4 Free After Effects Templates to Take Your Work to the Next Level!

Posted By Bret Hoy
One of the main details that can truly set your final videos and deliverables apart from the rest of the pack are your motion graphics. Motion graphics that help you tell a story and communicate information better add quite a bit of flare to your…
Jul21st

Stillmotion’s ‘Storytelling With Heart’ Touches & Teaches the Real Heart of Story

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
I attended Stillmotion’s ‘Storytelling with Heart’ one-day workshop in Sydney recently and received an in-depth baptism into the MUSE storytelling process. It was almost eight hours very well spent and I would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in getting to grips with powerful, emotive…
Jul20th

Hands-on: Aputure Light Storm LED Panel (LS 1/2W)

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Aputure is a company to keep an eye on. With their new Light Storm LED panel lineup beginning with the LS 1/2W, Aputure accelerates its move up market. Do any of you remember the Avis car…
Jul20th

A Great 3-Minute Grading Tutorial on Establishing Time of Day, by One of the Masters, Dale Grahn

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Master Hollywood feature film colourist Dale Grahn has shared his modus operandi for establishing time of day when grading. His pithy three-minute demo uses the recently-released Koji Advance color grading plug-in for Final Cut Pro X, but what he has to teach can be applied…
Jul20th

iPhone as Camera Body Only: New Lens/Sensor Combos Redefine What iPhone Can Do

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of Last Week Today, we note that the Olympus Air A01 joins the DxO One and – even more similarly – the Sony DSC QX1 to deliver image quality and lens options for the iPhone heretofore unavailable from add-on lenses alone.[adrotate group="6"] The…
Jul19th

Rocket Rooster Monochrome LUTs: Rediscover the Pleasures of Shooting in Black & White

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
I recently received a 20-strong collection of black-and-white 3D LUTs from movie software maker Rocket Rooster. It was the night before a quick trip into the city, the weather forecast was cold, wet and miserable and so I visualized shooting some equally dismal-looking footage. Little…
Jul17th

Is the Z E1 4k micro camera the “goPro” you’ve been waiting for?

Posted By planetMitch
I was blessed to talk with the Z E1 team at NAB 2015 - not many people did because they were way out in the "startup village" far from the main hall. But when I saw it I said instantly that this would sure give…
Jul17th

GoPro Beware? iAdventure Shot Entirely on iPhone

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
iPhone peripherals maker Hitcase highlights what you can do with an iPhone and their waterproof/shockproof (up to a point) housing. It’s impressive -- and very GoPro-like. [adrotate group="6"] We’re only weeks away from releasing our eBook entitled “Apple’s iPhone: The Next Video Revolution,” so it’s…
Jul17th

Will Switch to Mobile Viewing Kill 4K?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Adobe Digital Index (ADI) report says online video viewing will overtake desktop by the end of 2016. Why bother with 4K? Of course, “overtake” doesn’t mean “everyone.” And not every video we shoot is destined for the web.[adrotate group="6"] But it really does beg the question:…
Jul16th

It happens only once every 5 years – the Canon Expo is on for 2015!

Posted By Keith Alvendia
Has it been 5 years since the last Canon Expo? Yup, it has and we're excited to say planet5D will be there! I remember fondly the last Canon Expo (see below for some of those old posts) and cannot wait for this one![adrotate group="6"] This…
Jul16th

Will Amazing New Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64x Turn GH4s into Killer Super35 Movie Cameras?

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When Metabones recently announced its Canon EF Lens to Micro Four Thirds T Speed Booster XL 0.64x – what a mouthful – my  excitement was almost palpable. Would this be the Metabones lens adapter that would turn me back towards a lens system I had…
Jul16th

The “It’s About the Gear, It’s Not About the Gear” Thing? Watch This.

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A behind the scenes look at the making of Air New Zealand’s “Winter Transition” (see it below) spot proves that skill applied to gear is the killer combination. Sure, it’s another opportunity to give Air New Zealand more exposure, and yeah, [adrotate group="6"]it’s all about…

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