Feb19th

Cinec 4.0 is a High-End H.265 Video Converter – And More

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
For most planet5D readers, what makes Cinec 4.0 interesting is its support for H.265, introduced with great fanfare on the Samsung NX-1. That fact that it’s also 8K capable? Not so much. And if you’re a Mac user, never mind: it’s Windows only. [adrotate group="6"]…
Feb19th

U.S. Gimbal Maker DEFY Shakes Things Up (Hah!) with G2X

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This Phoenix, AZ-based firm has all of the ingredients – hip team, awesome web site, great tag line (“Built by Cinematographers, For Cinematographers"), growing track record and reputation – and now, a 3-axis gimbal for $1995, their new G2X. [adrotate group="6"] Just under a month ago…
Feb18th

Alex Cornell’s 5D Mark II Back-Up Proves Itself in ‘Flipped Iceberg: Shooting in Antarctica’

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Multitalented creative Alex Cornell of San Francisco agency Moonbase shares how he did it in his video about shooting flipped icebergs at the disappearing Antarctic ice shelf. An old back-up camera, Adobe Lightroom, a couple of great lenses and “an incredible bag” by Lowepro helped him pull…
Feb18th

Stereo Audio Off Center? Impossible to fix until now! + Huge discount

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Final Cut Pro X plug-in specialist CrumplePop continues its push into audio with a whole new type of plug-in – Magnetic Stereo, designed to automatically fix unbalanced stereo recordings. High quality stereo audio continues to come to the fore as more dedicated stereo mikes appear…
Feb18th

DJI’s Happy Valentine’s Day Gift: Chance to Win a Phantom 2 Vision+

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
I got so excited when the email arrived from DJI that it took me a moment to realize the giveaway wasn’t for the Ronin, but hey: a brand-new DJI drone or $100 credit at their online store? Sign up while you can (ends February 26th)!…
Feb18th

Fluid Drag on a Slider? Meet SmartSystem’s SmartSLIDER Reflex S

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Remember the first time you used a fluid head on your tripod? A revelation, right? Italian company SmartSystem offers a patent-pending fluid drag control – with motor options -- on its SmartSLIDER Reflex S series. You’ve seen us write about this before:[adrotate group="6"] a slider…
Feb17th

apertus° AXIOM Update: We LOVE These Guys

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
From cinematically stylish to very human in less than 30 seconds, the first apertus° AXIOM video update since the project was successfully funded on Kickstarter crystalizes a number of thoughts about life, liberty and the pursuit of... capitalism. Whoa. That’s a heavy intro.[adrotate group="6"] And…
Feb17th

Call Sheets Driving You Nuts? There’s An App for That: Studio Binder

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
When serial entrepreneur and filmmaker Robert Kiraz met producer Darya Danesh, they found common ground grousing about the call sheet process for confirming talent and crew. Thus was Studio Binder born. “I went to USC for filmmaking, but after I graduated I looked at my…
Feb16th

USB 3.1, Flextilt, lenses, Sliders and more on DSLR Film Noob Podcast with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
This week we cover: USB 3.1 and the first motherboards with the feature 15:00 Edelkrone announced the new Flextilt head 18:50[adrotate group="6"] Lift plate for your camera slider 23:00 Camerlends "Air BnB for camera gear" 33:20 New Sigma 24mm f1.4 lens release 40:31 Atomos Shogun firmware update allows 4k playback 50:01…
Feb16th

Rumor Update: Canon EOS C300 Mk II Will Have 4K, Aggressive Price

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Oh, if it only turns out to be true! A Canon EOS C300 Mark II spec’d to take on the Sony FS7 – and maybe even entice shooters contemplating a Shogun-equipped A7s for 4K -- would be a pretty dramatic statement from Canon, amounting to…
Feb14th

Motionnine Launches Beautifully Engineered New Cage for Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Korean moviemaking accessories manufacturer Motion9 aka Motionnine has launched its camera cage for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. If I owned a 7D Mark II, I would snap one up in a heartbeat. If you are a 7D Mark II owner, you may wish…
Feb14th

With the Amazing 50MP Canon EOS 5DS R, Georges Antoni Pulls Off the Impossible Brief

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
In Canon’s behind-the-scenes movie, Australian fashion photographer and Canon Master Georges Antoni describes it as “The Impossible Brief” — 1600 ISO, a windy beach at dusk, images projected on a model suspended over the water and high resolution output at what looks like 48-sheet poster…
Feb13th

Exciting New Rugged, Waterproof, Droppable, Portable G-Technology Drives

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
A new range of products that made me regret not being in Las Vegas during CES 2015 wasn’t a consumer electronics product. It was G-Technology’s Rugged Family of hard drives, an exciting move by the San Jose-based company into truly portable, ruggedized and waterproofed hard…
Feb13th

All You Need is Skill: Magic Lantern RAW + Canon 5D3, Even Now

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
DP and planet5D reader Chad Bonanno shoots Tempest Freerunning Athlete and 2014 Taurus World Stunt Award Winner Luci Romberg with the now-classic Magic Lantern RAW/Canon 5D Mk III combo – with stunning results. Chalk it up to the skill of the athlete; [adrotate group="6"]cameraman; editor;…
Feb12th

Sony A7r Mk II to Go Head to Head with Canon 5Ds?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sonyalpharumors.com is definitely a go-to site for – you guessed it -- Sony rumors. Their latest rumor on the Sony A7r Mk II – that it will sport a 50mp sensor – comes with relatively high confidence (SR4 out of a possible SR5).[adrotate group="6"] If…
Feb12th

CameraLends: AirBnB Meets Filmmaking Gear

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
When noted economist Robert Reich asserts that “the new ‘sharing economy’ is really about sharing the scraps” he’s talking about companies like AirBnB, Uber... and now maybe newcomer CameraLends. But for filmmakers and photographers on a tight budget, is this a bad thing?[adrotate group="6"] This…

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