Aug13th

Price Drop on Atomos Samurai Blade

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Australasia – more specifically, Australia and New Zealand – has become a hotbed of cinematographic technology and capitalism which companies like Blackmagic, RØDE, and Atomos call home. No surprise then…
Aug13th

Creating Vortex Star Trails in Astrophotography Timelapse Videos

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
And now for something completely different - Vortex Start Trails What happens when you take a not-uncommon time-lapse subject (the night sky), add one heaping dose of creativity, and mix…
Aug13th

Blackmagic Releases Exciting New Full Version of DaVinci Resolve 11

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
High-end movie production hardware and software maker Blackmagic Design has now released the full version of its DaVinci Resolve 11 color grading software. Blackmagic first announced its radically revamped version…
Aug13th

Benro S8 Fluid Head Review

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Seems to me that I’m seeing the name Benro more and more often. planet5D friend Keegan O’Neill sent us his review of the Benro S8 fluid head, and I can…
Aug11th

Very First Breathtaking Blackmagic URSA Sunrise Footage of Bronte Beach

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
DP John Brawley snuck out before dawn the other day to capture this breathtaking sunrise footage of Bronte Beach with the Blackmagic URSA -- and a 30 year old Cooke…
Aug11th

Is the Miller Solo Carbon Fiber Tripod the Best All Around Tripod?

Posted By Barry Andersson
Tripods are a basic tool that all videographers need to have in their tool kit. On that note it is one of the most common questions I get asked- What…
Aug11th

AXIOM Listens – Apertus AXIOM Beta Crowd Funding Campaign Voices

Posted By Barry Andersson
In case you haven't hear of Apertus and their Apertus AXIOM camera before they are an interesting company that has devoted themselves "to build the first ever open hardware and…
Aug10th

Witness How Daniel Hurst Captures Slow Motion Exploding Flowers

Posted By Barry Andersson
Slow motion, liquid nitrogen, high speed cameras and guns? How does that not produce something worth watching? Everyone loves slow motion video right? The guys at VIA Films set up…
Aug9th

Julian Friedmann Talks About The Mystery of Storytelling on TEDx Ealing

Posted By Barry Andersson
This is an interesting TEDx talk about storytelling. With that said the main thrust of this video is aimed at those that want to write scripts. Not knowing what the…
Aug8th

Aeterna – An Awesome Sony A7s Short

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Secret sauce / ˈsēkrit/sôs/ noun noun: secret sauce; plural noun: secret sauces; noun: the secret sauce 1.   [cinematography] the key piece of gear that turns otherwise impossible-to-capture footage into a cakewalk.[adrotate group="6"]…
Aug8th

Get Super Early Bird Discounts at The CineBootCamp – The Highest Rated DSLR Filmmaking Workshop

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Yep, we love the gear. But what I think so many of us really love are the challenges of interacting with and mastering the gear, learning from the gear, and,…
Aug7th

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by…
Aug7th

LockCircle Introduces LockPort A7 and LockPort GH4

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Ever get annoyed and anxious as the mini-HDMI or mini-USB port on your camera becomes looser and looser – and you just KNOW the connection is going to become unreliable…
Aug6th

Shane Hurlbut on the latest planet5D podcast!

Posted By planetMitch
We were thrilled to be able to have Shane Hurlbut on this week’s planet5D podcast! Show notes and links [adrotate group="6"] Topics: • Shane Hurlbut’s Inner Circle • State of…
Aug6th

Profit by Buying the Right Equipment and Extending the Life of Your Gear

Posted By Barry Andersson
Buying any piece of equipment is a big deal. It is easy to get lost in the sea of new equipment and what you feel you might need on your…
Aug5th

Magic Lantern Movie: 2.5k, Dual ISO

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sometimes Magic Lantern makes me want to pull what little hair I have remaining out of my head. Case in point: absolutely gorgeous footage shot and edited by Danne over…

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