Aug1st

Crop Crap with Zack Arias

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This is one of the most entertaining, well-done video reviews I've seen in quite a while. Count me a fan of Zack Arias. Even if I don't agree with everything…
Aug1st

How to Select Products and Avoid the Hype — If You Really Want To!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A reader wrote to us about a bad experience he’d had with a new product reviewed by another web site. He told us: “…it would be cool if you could…
Jul31st

Shane Hurlbut Offers New “Inner Circle” Subscription Service

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It has been said that "magic is just science not yet understood." By that definition, Shane Hurlbut has already proven he's a magician of the first order as DP of…
Jul31st

A7s and GH4 vs. Arri Amira? Really? Dynamic Range Compared

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Panasonic's GH4 is supposed to have great dynamic range, but at least in this test from our friends over at Cinema5D, the Sony A7s mops the floor with it, coming…
Jul31st

GH4, A7s “Just Stomped on my 5D3 and 70D”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Dan Watson over at LearningCameras.com has done a nice video review of the GH4 and A7s. He takes a holistic view of the two and picks a winner (punch line:…
Jul30th

Sony A7s Rolling Shutter Compared to Competitors

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The chorus is growing louder by the day: Panasonic's GH4 and Sony's A7s are redefining our expectations for DSLR's as video cameras. Beyond one's preference for low light sensitivity vs…
Jul30th

Beyond the Glamour: The Reality of Reality TV Production

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Welcome to another short post introducing a longer, thoughtful one, this time by Hamilton Nolan over at gawker.com. The thing about it is not only the subject matter, but its…
Jul29th

Plaintive Tweet: Someone Really Needs to Do a Lens Recommendation List for the Sony A7s

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
@boxfx tweets: “Given the A7s is a full frame Sony camera, someone really needs to do a lens recommendation list. So many options, but no perfect choices” True dat.[adrotate group="6"]…
Jul29th

Pleasures & Rewards of Using Fujifilm’s XT-1 for Stills Footage

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Way back in the 1990s, Ken Burns’ groundbreaking documentary series ‘The Civil War’ first alerted me to how effective using still images in movies can be. Burns had studied under…
Jul28th

What’s Wrong with this Tweet? Depends Upon What’s Actually True in It

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
For serious videographers committed to Canon DSLR’s, thank goodness for Magic Lantern. As many of you know, this free firmware addon provides many of the desperately needed video functions otherwise…
Jul27th

Major Print Publisher The Wall Street Journal Goes 4k with the GH4

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Ironic and telling language, a sign of the times: a major newspaper publisher may be the first of its peers to standardize on 4K video with the GH4 for its…
Jul26th

GoPro Founder Nick Woodman & “The Two Most Important Days of Your Life”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Please: watch this video, no matter what your age. In a candid, thoughtful, funny, and inspiring interview at alma mater UC San Diego, Nick Woodman brings to life something Mark…
Jul25th

Zack Arnold talking editing and fitness (what a combo!) on the next planet5D Podcast

Posted By planetMitch
I'm pretty excited about this one... hopefully you are too - not only do we get to talk to an awesome editor (see his bio below) but we also get…
Jul25th

What’s the Secret of this Movie Which Earned $300 Million in 3 Days?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It is my pleasure to write a very short post introducing a longer, thoughtful one by Ben Kuchera and Chris Plante over at Polygon.[adrotate group="6"] Because in the end, all…
Jul25th

What are Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights? Find Out!

Posted By Barry Andersson
Everyone I know talks about shooting at the "Magic hour," others refer to the "Golden Hour" or others yet say in the morning or at night.  Everyone clear? Have you…
Jul24th

Canon Sensors with 14 Stops of Dynamic Range, Just Like Sony and Nikon? Well, Yes But…

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Yeah, caught my attention, too. But this IS the take-away of Wojciech Toman upon testing Magic Lantern’s (yes, of course – why didn’t I think they were the answer immediately?)…

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