Jan25th

What cameras are you shooting video with? Simple Sunday Survey #5

Posted By planetMitch
What cameras are you shooting video with? We asked planet5D subscribers which video cameras they have as well as which ones they are actually shooting with. We also have a little teaser about the new RØDE NTG4 and NTG4+ as well as the RØDELink[adrotate group="6"]…
Jan24th

Beauty of the Beast: Timelapse/Hyperlapse of Dubai

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Modest tools, immodest location and great skill combine for this riveting couple of minutes from Kirill Neiezhmakov, latest in his on-going timelapse/ hyperlapse series on major cities. In this latest installment of our occasional series entitled “We’re not worthy,”[adrotate group="6"] Kirill proves once again that…
Jan23rd

Aputure VS-2: Great Value in a 7” Field Monitor

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In another installment of our just-made-up “80/20” series, Aputure scores a win with their VS-2. I got religion (of the larger on-camera field monitor kind) a few months ago when I tested smallHD’s AC7. I learned that a minimum 7” diagonal is the ticket: it’s…
Jan23rd

Why Am I Shooting 4K Again? Amazing, Inspiring Videos from Panasonic Remind Me

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
I encounter my fair share of 4K sceptics online. Sometimes I even begin to doubt my own enthusiasm for the 4K format. But then all I have to do is watch some great 4K footage on a 4K or 5K monitor and I am snapped…
Jan22nd

Timelapse Moab 2015: This is Special

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
I can’t think of a better way to meld photography with a spiritual journey through time and nature than spending five nights under the dark skies of Moab, Utah learning timelapse photography in Arches National Park. planet5D friend, TL specialist and instructor Ron Risman will…
Jan22nd

AXSY T-set: Wireless Open Source Motion Control with Smartphone App

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This is what market forces are all about: innovation, competition, value – and survival. The AXSY T-set enters an increasingly crowded field of upstarts who are taking on the established motion control players. This week’s Kickstarter campaign of interest is AXSY’s T-Set, a modular set…
Jan21st

RØDE STUNS Filmmakers – Launches Stunning Wireless System, New Shotgun Mics

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Microphone maker RØDE wowed a wildly cheering audience in a heavily-attended event in San Diego this evening with not one, not two, not three but four new products including the Australian company’s very first dip into the waves of wireless microphones. RØDE launched the amazing…
Jan21st

Canon Connect Station CS100: Really?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The Canon Connect Station CS100  kind of looks like an Apple TV box only bigger and uglier; it kind of has one gazillionth the functionality; and it kind of costs three times the price -- but don’t mind that: we all have to start somewhere.  …
Jan20th

CAME-TV 7800 Takes On The MoVI M5: A Gimbal for the Rest of Us?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
If Freefly’s MoVI M5 is the BMW of 3-axis gimbals, CAME-TV’s 7800 is the Hyundai: an ambitious, low-priced alternative inspired by the original that offers a legitimate set of trade-offs, and can definitely get you from points A to B. After many months of MoVI…
Jan19th

Apple Scratches an Itch, GoPro Stock Breaks Out in Hives

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
OK, reading patents is like reading riders to bills passed by Congress these days: impossibly dry, boring beyond belief and purposely inscrutable to all but the select few who will benefit from it. Good thing we have people like Patently Apple and Wall Street to…
Jan17th

New: Gimbal Accessories from Redrock Micro

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What is expensive in one context is a no-brainer in another. Redrock Micro introduces updated wireless focus, purpose-built battery and custom cables for 3-axis gimbals. When you’re starting out in filmmaking, the two things you have in abundance that seasoned professionals don’t are ignorance and…
Jan16th

Gotham 7.5K The Scariest & Most Beautiful Flight of My Career

Posted By planetMitch
Many of you know Vincent Laforet because of reverie and his contributions to the DSLR filmmaking community, so you may not know that he was originally Pulitzer Prize winning photographer! Vincent has made some amazing photographs over the years, [adrotate group="6"]but this recent set of…
Jan16th

“It’s the Port, Stupid!” Brilliant Atomos Shogun/Sony A7s Combo Marred by micro HDMI

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Whenever someone says “worst thing ever invented,” it sounds suspiciously like our 17-year-old (whose brain is still forming and we hope will someday complete the process). But in this case, we sympathize with Luke Neumann of Neumann Films when he describes the micro HDMI out…
Jan16th

Who Shoots 4k video? Our survey tells a lot! Simple Sunday Survey #4

Posted By planetMitch
This week we asked how many of our planet5D subscribers are shooting 4k video and how often they’re doing it… the results, despite all the hype over 4k, are pretty much what I thought… tho actually, the number of[adrotate group="6"] people shooting 4k all the…
Jan15th

Reader Review: Crazy-Fast RAID System from Accusys

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This is ridiculous but it’s definitely NOT crazy: I actually got excited looking at the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test results for this monster 25 lb., incredibly fast and equally poorly-named Accusys ExaSAN A08S3-PS RAID system. I’ve never seen every box check-marked green.[adrotate group="6"] There’s nothing sexy…
Jan15th

FREE Cine Summit for Cinematographers coming up – plus bonus webinar replay!

Posted By planetMitch
If you're not on the planet5D daily email list, you missed out on a huge chance to talk directly with a Hollywood DP and ask questions about lighting! We ended up having a TON of questions and [adrotate group="6"]the webinar went on for almost an…