Sep1st

Sony F55, Blackmagic, GoPro and a RED can all play nicely together

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Every now and again, a pure signal rises above the ambient noise of most tweets. Such was the case when DP Ed David reached out to us on Twitter wondering if you, dear readers, would be interested in how he and the team got a…
Aug30th

Cinemartin announces Cinemartin Denoiser video noise reduction software

Posted By planetMitch
Cinemartin sent us their announcement of their new video noise reduction called Cinemartin Denoiser, a professional video denoiser standalone software for Windows. If you've ever shot with a higher ISO or in a dark situation and have thought your shot was ruined because there was…
Aug29th

Brilliant GoPro Mashup from 178 clips as Rorshach Test

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
From the music to the edits to the footage itself – wow. You want to see lives fully lived in a way unimaginable a decade ago? Just watch this four minutes and 57 seconds of personal fulfillment and joy, courtesy of GoPro, GoPro users, and…
Aug29th

Shane Hurlburt Advises “Go Backwards to Leap Forwards” with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Ace cinematographer Shane Hurlburt’s recent article titled “Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers” really struck a chord. I cannot recommend it too highly. In effect he is advising that we emulate the means and methods of Super 16mm analog filmmaking in order…
Aug28th

Long Awaited Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Adapters Released!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
In news sure to please owners of Canon lenses and Panasonic GH4 cameras, Metabones has at long last released its solution for attaching Canon EF glass and other EF mount lenses to micro four thirds (MFT) cameras. And the bigger news is that not just…
Aug28th

Kickstarter Whiz Syrp Comes to US; We Test Variable Neutral Density Filter

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
High tech meets high touch in Syrp’s variable neutral density filter There’s high tech; there’s high touch; and occasionally you get both in the same product. Welcome to the world of Syrp, a New Zealand company who first came to our attention with their wildly…
Aug28th

New Australian Online Video Awards Showcase Moviemaking Talent

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Australians are no strangers to short movie festivals and awards. Tropfest NY is the world’s largest short film festival and it was founded by actor/director/producer John Polson over twenty years ago in a little Italian café in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst, Sydney. Now Tropfest has…
Aug27th

Wherefore Art Thou, Blackmagic?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A very cool company with an unorthodox approach chats with planet5D about customer-centricity, workflow, 4K -- and that wild but short-lived Pocket Cinema Camera promotion. We recently had a chance to spend an hour with Bob Caniglia, Senior Regional Manager, Eastern North America for Blackmagic…
Aug27th

Magic Lantern + Subject, Location and Cinematic Voice = Real Magic

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Magic. Freakin’ magic. That’s what filmmakers do; it’s what we all have available to us in a way that kings and queens of even a generation ago couldn’t. I mean it. The advent of the net and digital sensors – making the[adrotate group="6"] means of…
Aug27th

Atomos Take HDMI One Step Closer to SDI Professional Video Standard

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Australian-based digital recorder company Atomos not only listened to customers asking for more from their cameras and recorders, they acted. Now Atomos is helping redefine industry standards with their new open HDMI standard. And to make HDMI even more usable, Atomos has released a new…
Aug26th

Blackmagic Ups The Ante and Adds Crucial Features with Blackmagic Firmware Update 1.9.3

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Blackmagic Design has upped the ante once again with the latest version of its Blackmagic firmware, this time for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPC) and Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC). [adrotate group="6"] We now have three of the most asked-for features in both cameras – audio…
Aug26th

Join the Magic Lantern Development Team Without Having to Code

Posted By Barry Andersson
Are you a fan of Magic Lantern? If you are using it on a regular basis then you should take a close look at their current request. They want your help.[adrotate group="6"] They set up a variety of ways that users can help their development…
Aug25th

Smartphone OnePlus One Shoots 4k that smokes the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
4K footage from new smartphone entry OnePlus One beats a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (under admittedly ideal lighting conditions). Who should be more worried – Canon, or Apple? Or is this really just an Alfred E. Neumann “What, me worry?” kind of data point? We…
Aug25th

Surveys Says: Canon C300 Most Popular Camera Among Working Pros in UK

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Canon C300 takes top honors, but Sony's F5/55 garners attention. Thanks to our friends over at Cinescopophilia for alerting us to the 2014 Televisual Production Technology Survey. Televisual questioned 100 executives at “leading TV, film, commercials and corporate production companies in the UK” to determine…
Aug25th

Easy Ways to Ensure You’re Getting Your Shot in Focus

Posted By Barry Andersson
One of the number one things that I get asked about and I hear discussed regularly is the issue of getting a shot in focus when shooting video. Many videographers are used to having autofocus on their ENG cameras and still photographers by and large…
Aug22nd

This Week’s “Fabulous Excess” Award: Canon’s $165,000 1200mm Lens – Used!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
News of the Canon 1200mm lens brought to us courtesy of the team over at Imaging Resource Perhaps you’ve heard the old saw, “The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.” Take, for an imperfect example, the two paper cups attached…