Mar10th

Security Vulnerability Discovered in GoPro Update Mechanism, But Don’t Panic!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Now that Wi-Fi network functionality is finding its way into more stills and video cameras, it is easy to overlook potential network vulnerabilities. An Israeli information security expert discovered a weakness in GoPro’s firmware update mechanism that allowed him to harvest over a thousand user…
Mar10th

New Jag35 Shoulder Pro Takes On Established Rigs for Half the Price?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
I suffer from Zacuto Fee-N-G lust, and I am not alone.  But with this written, Zacuto is out of reach for many one-man band and indie filmmakers. What's an aspiring filmmaker to do? From the photos we've seen, it appears the new Jag35 Shoulder Pro offers a…
Mar9th

Stupid S&!t Filmmakers Say

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This 7 minute, 32-step short entitled HOW TO BE A FILMMAKER is sponsored by Kessler Crane and Fusion Cine, which makes it even better. It is often said that humor is borne of pain.[adrotate group="6"] I believe it. What makes the new short HOW TO…
Mar9th

Nail in the Coffin? Apple Patent for Zoom Lens Inside iPhone and iPad

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Holy crap. The Apple patent is mostly about the mirror, prism and image stabilizer that allow one to rotate the lens elements 90°, but it’s that 90° -- and the accompanying drawings which show an internal zoom lens – that mean point and shoot cameras…
Mar7th

Is the Perceptiv SHIFT a Smart Dolly or Unmanned Stalker?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of our occasional and just-created series entitled “Skynet is Coming, Skynet is Coming!” we take a look at the Perceptiv SHIFT. The Perceptiv SHIFT is really cool; really disturbing; and inevitable.[adrotate group="6"] So what is it? The SHIFT is a $600 upgrade…
Mar6th

Trial Balloon or Baloney: Canon 5D Mk IV, Canon 5D C, Neither or Both?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
These rumors are a little more vague, a little more “trial-balloon-y” than what we usually like to cover. Still, there are important points to be made, so let's make them. [adrotate group="6"] DIY Photography did a nice job of picking up a rumor from Canon…
Mar6th

CoreMelt’s Lock & Load Plug-in Update Adds Incredible Stabilization to Shaky Footage

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Australian-born plug-in developer CoreMelt recently updated what many moviemakers consider to be the best stabilization plug-in, Lock & Load. This latest version is 30 percent faster, up to 3 times speedier than FCPX’s native stabilization and now has rolling shutter presets for 29 cameras.[adrotate group="6"]…
Mar6th

Veydra Adds 85mm T/2.2 Ciné Prime Lens to its Exciting Micro Four Thirds Line-Up

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Ryan Avery of movie industry supplier Veydra announced the addition of an 85mm T/2.2 MFT (aka M43) purpose-built cinema prime lens to its formerly 5-strong mini ciné lens line-up this week. He also revealed that a 10mm wide-angle is in development and will appear late…
Mar5th

Saramonic SR-AX107: Low-Cost Competitor to juicedLink, Beachtek?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Chinese company Saramonic’s SR-AX107 XLR adapter/preamp is a mashup of juicedLink and Beachtek products at an aggressive price point -- with a face only a mother could love. [adrotate group="6"] If you don’t have access to an external audio recorder with robust preamps like the…
Mar5th

How to Keep an Idiot In Suspense: The RED WEAPON Upgrade Rumor Mill

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
I already feel like an idiot way too often when I think about how much I don’t know, but when a highly regarded camera manufacturer announces a breathless update with an uber-cool name (in this instance The RED WEAPON upgrade); a whole lot about relative…
Mar5th

FCPX Has Its Cold Mountain Moment with Focus, Proves It Is An Amazing Feature Film NLE

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
The surest test of any moviemaking software or hardware product is in using it throughout the making of a major motion picture. Final Cut Pro X was put to the test doing exactly that in the latest Will Smith star vehicle, Focus, and Apple’s sometimes…
Mar4th

75% Discount on Premier Pro Training, Till March 7th

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Belgian filmmaker and planet5D reader Jordy Vandeput has just launched a new training website called Cinecom, and is offering 75% off his introductory course – on Premiere Pro through March 7th. We’re talking $19 until then.[adrotate group="6"] The web literally places much of the world…
Mar4th

Teradek VidiU Mini: OK, Some Pros Really ARE Going to Soil Themselves

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of the latest in an occasional series we just made up entitled “This is Sick (But in A Good Way)” we speak with Mike Gailing, Director of Marketing at Teradek, about their brand new sub-$500 wireless video streaming product,[adrotate group="6"] the Teradek VidiU…
Mar4th

Carbon Studios’ Stunning Perspective on San Francisco at Night with Sony A7s

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Not satisfied with shooting some amazing footage of a lone figure on the beach at night with their Sony A7s, Carbon Studios has gone one better with some absolutely stunning footage shot from a helicopter on a night flight over San Francisco. If anyone still…
Mar4th

“What Color Is This Dress?” or: “Why I Need To Learn Scopes”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Or even: why I need to stop watching the “news.” AND use a color chart. It started off innocently enough: our 17-year old traipsed down the stairs, laptop in hand, to ask us what we saw. Really? A gold and white dress. But he saw…
Mar3rd

Last Minute Sale: WPPI Specials

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of "Whoa, Stuff on Sale," we cull items on sale from B&H like the Panasonic GH4 in honor of The Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference+Expo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Call it the WPPI Specials event. [adrotate group="6"] The WPPI event…