Dec1st

4K TV Sets the Surprise Holiday Gift?

Posted By Barry Andersson
Is this the year that end consumers start demanding more 4K content? They are predicting that this year 4K Television sets will be one of the hottest selling items over…
Dec1st

Another Incredible Time-Lapse: “Two Lands” by Joe Capra

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Question: What is the time-lapse category that stands above Wayne’s and Garth's “We're not worthy?” Answer: Derek Zoolander’s “Ridiculously good-looking.”  This month’s ridiculously good-looking time-lapse comes to us – once…
Nov29th

Sony A7II Available for Pre-Order Now

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Is the Sony A7II the camera that pushes you over the edge into Sony orbit? It just might be. Thinking about giving up your big honking DSLR and cutting over…
Nov29th

iPhone 6s to Compete with DSLRs in 2015?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A reliable source; a new Sony sensor (Sony supplies Apple’s iPhone camera); and an Apple patent for swappable lenses make for intriguing product possibilities in 2015. You can read about…
Nov28th

More Black Friday Specials – totally new (not in yesterday’s batch)

Posted By planetMitch
Here's another batch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that is completely different than what we showed you yesterday! Don't miss those deals as well!!! SUPPORT planet5D Please also…
Nov27th

Major Mega Post with 20+ Black Friday Photo/Video Gear Deals!

Posted By planetMitch
We've gathered an amazing group of "Black Friday" specials for you guys and gals! Many of these have started now, and we even have more that will be announced on…
Nov26th

Masters in Motion Heading To Texas in December: Get There If You Can

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A Zoolander-level (“Ridiculously good-looking”) agenda and set of A-list presenters at Masters in Motion – a three day event for filmmakers coming up in just two weeks -- promises inspiration,…
Nov26th

Kickstarter Staff Pick Lumera Brings WiFi and Social to the Rest of Us

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Pack-of-cigarettes-sized, open source hardware add-on Lumera allows instantaneous transmission of your DSLR and mirrorless shots to social networks; offload to USB drive; and remote control of your camera via smartphone…
Nov26th

New Sony Sensor: 21 Stops of Dynamic Range at Base ISO of 5120

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
THIS is what innovation looks like, and Sony’s leading the charge. Do you REALLY want to complain that Sony is already releasing a Mark II version of the A7? Get…
Nov25th

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Firmware Update for December Confirmed – Will It Include V-Log?

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When Matthew Allard ACS recently reported on NewsShooter that he had seen the V-Log profile in operation on a Japanese photographer’s Panasonic Lumix GH4 at Inter BEE hopes were raised…
Nov25th

Vintage Lenses Set the Look for Iconic Australian Surf Culture Tale Puberty Blues Shot by John Brawley

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
In this age of nostalgia for the film-stocks of the past while lusting after lenses sharp enough for 4K and more, it is useful to remember that vintage glass has its…
Nov24th

Sony Surprises with 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization, XAVC-S & S-Log2 Though Not 4K, Yet

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Well I didn’t quite see this one coming, though I was aware of the rumour that new Sony Alphas are to appear early 2015. Yesterday, in Japan, Sony announced the A7II, a brand…
Nov24th

Remember It’s Still About Story and Character

Posted By Barry Andersson
If you spent any time studying the origins of the film industry you know just how much vaudeville influenced much of early films.  Storytelling has been passed from genre to genre…
Nov24th

Australian DP Anthony Jennings Shoots Romance Feature ‘Love Is Now’ on Nikon D810 DSLR

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Love is Now, the first Australian feature film to be shot on DSLR cameras, is about to hit the cinemas early December and Lexy Savvides of CNET’s Sydney office interviewed…
Nov22nd

What Makes People More Comfortable in Front of the Camera

Posted By Barry Andersson
I ran across this video and I thought it is worth a watch. One of the main things we all shoot, regardless of our market or genre, is people. Whether…
Nov21st

DJI Inspire 1 Does Just That: Inspire

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
OK, this puppy fires one’s imagination and immolates one’s wallet (relative to the DJI Phantom), but the DJI Inspire 1 aerial drone looks like it just might be worth it.[adrotate…

Common question: Shoot 4k Now or Later?

Everyone's trying to figure out what is right for their business... but what is everyone else really doing? Find out in our expose on shooting 4k video!

  • 4k now or later - delivered immediately
  • Get 4 more free ebooks
  • Be part of the planet5D community
  • Get planet5D in your inbox daily
  • Subscribers can kill the popup!