Mar17th

Can EF lens be an awesome MFT Cinema Lens? Aputure DEC prototype hits planet5D

Posted By planetMitch
There are many people who are investigating moving from a Canon DSLR over to a micro 4/3 (MFT) camera but, they don't want to give up their awesome Canon lens inventory. Plus, they would also love to have a follow focus unit that was all…
Mar17th

Mitakon 42.5mm f1.2, Canon 4k rumors, Film grants, Macbook air, and more: DSLR FILM NOOB podcast with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Episode 16 of the DFN podcast, Mitch from planet5D joins me to discuss Mitakon 42.5mm f1.2, Canon 4k rumors, Film grants, New Macbook, and more.[adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on…
Mar17th

Frame.io: a Collaborative Platform for Photographers and Filmmakers

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
“Three years ago my co-founder John and I decided the status quo just wasn't going to cut it anymore so we set out to engineer the future. Along our path we've turned down job opportunities, relationships, [adrotate group="6"]and several acquisition offers by major tech companies…
Mar17th

Rotolight NEO Delivers Knock-Out Light by Golden Gate Bridge

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this short installment of our Derek Zoolander-inspired, occasional series entitled “Ridiculously Good-Looking,” we bring you the ultra-high CRI, bi-color, adjustable, on-camera LED ring light called the Rotolight NEO. The new light looks interesting, as does the company: based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, Rotolight…
Mar16th

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Walks All Over Panasonic GH4 in Image Stabilization Test

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planet5D readers, we need your help. In a Peter Hurley “sha-BANG” kind of moment, footage taken with the in-lens image stabilization of the Panasonic Lumix GH4 appears to be trounced by the 5-axis, in-body image stabilization of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. It makes…
Mar16th

Avoiding the Nasty: 12 Tips for Better Sound

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Recording the best audio signal you can at the source -- rather than handing off the problem to post-production – is critically important. But that’s just the beginning of what makes a soundtrack sound…great. Enjoy 12 tips for better sound by PremiumBeat. [adrotate group="6"] I…
Mar14th

Drool-worthy & Economical, Too? New Sigma Art 24mm f/1.4 Coming Soon

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
I haven’t been this excited by a piece of glass in a long time, but after attaching the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II to my little Sony a6000 and using it wide open, the idea of the Sigma Art 24mm -- something that may be…
Mar13th

Red Giant Introduces Attractive Annual Volume Licensing for Movie Production & Post Software Suites

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Movie production and post-production software suite maker Red Giant has introduced an attractive and potentially major cost-saving floating volume licensing program for teams of ten or more. The program has the potential to unlock creativity, productivity and flexibility amongst staff at qualifying organizations and that…
Mar13th

Megapixels or Dynamic Range? If You Could Have More of Only One…

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
JP Danko posted a piece over at DIY Photography which prompted me to reformulate his question into something more understandable for the marketing guys at the big camera companies: which would be a more exciting upgrade for you, dear planet5D reader -- from 24mp to…
Mar12th

Canon to Announce GH4 Competitor Next Month at NAB? FUD?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
FUD is an acronym for fear, uncertainty and doubt. It’s a time-honored and pretty crappy marketing game played by too many companies designed to stave off the appeal of new competitors – and deprive those competitors of oxygen. The question is: will Canon actually offer…
Mar12th

“Just F^&*ing Do It!” Den Lennie Writes a New Book, Business for Filmmakers

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
I don’t think I’ve come across anyone in the filmmaking-as-small-business community quite as entertaining – nor as entertained by himself (and I mean this in a good way) -- as successful filmmaker and planet5D friend Den Lennie. He’s just written Business for Filmmakers,[adrotate group="6"] the…
Mar12th

Vitec Acquires Paralinx, Making it Corporate Sibling of Former Competitor Teradek

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Late last year we wrote about Vitec when it acquired one of our favorite smaller manufacturers (hah!), smallHD. With the announcement that Vitec acquires Paralinx– arguably Teradek’s primary competitor – we return to our earlier estimation of Vitec: it’s a very interesting company. Then again,…
Mar11th

iPhones Win: this from the Guy Who Made the Canon 5D Mk II Famous for Video

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
OK, hang on: he’s talking about stills cameras, and he actually uses the more general term "smartphones." But before Vincent LaForet was one of the very first professionals to pick up the Canon 5D Mk II back in 2008 for video (he created the seminal short…
Mar11th

Canon Light Awards: Stills Competition Yields Cool Promo Video

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
 Promo videos for The Canon Light Awards meld still images taken by photographers with 360° tracking shots of each one talking about their work -- lending a literal, visual punch to the behind the scenes insight of the interviews.   [adrotate group="6"] Here’s a very…
Mar10th

Azden 330LT, Camera phones, Saramonic, 5d mark IV talk, and more: DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Posted By planetMitch
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR FILM NOOB: Episode 12 of the DFN podcast, Mitch from planet5D joins me to discuss Azden’s 330LT wireless audio system, Saramonic audio adapters, Transcend memory cards, Canon 5d mark IV rumors and more. [adrotate group="6"] Find out more! On itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dslr-film-noob-podcast/id955926668?mt=2…
Mar10th

Kowa Lenses, Sony FE lenses, Wifi Video Broadcasters, and more: DSLR FILM NOOB podcast with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Episode 14 of the DFN podcast, Mitch from planet5D joins me to discuss Kowa Lenses, Sony FE lenses, Wifi Video Broadcasters, and more.[adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here,…