Feb28th

Zoom Presents the H5 Handy Recorder

Posted By steven schwartz
With fewer features than last year's Zoom H6 Handy Recorder (and presumably a lower price but it hasn't been announced yet), Zoom announced at NAMM 2014 the new Zoom H5…
Feb27th

New Panasonic Varicam 35 announced – competition for RED/Alexa/Canon

Posted By planetMitch
In a press conference today, Panasonic announced a new Varicam 35 to go after the higher end cinema market plus this new camera will have capabilities to do live broadcasts…
Feb27th

Looky Loo Light – A Brilliant Solution to Capture a Child’s Attention

Posted By planetMitch
Now this "Looky Loo" looks like an awesome product for those folks who do portraits of kids! Heck, you probably even need it for some corporate talking heads! HA! I…
Feb27th

Digital Bolex D16 has “Filmic Mojo,” says director of hot new Peter Pan Bakery doc

Posted By steven schwartz
"I've been accused of being poetic about the Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera's image," said Peter Haas. He and Keif Roberts produced and directed "Peter Pan Bakery,"[adrotate group="6"] the hot…
Feb26th

Yet Another planet5D survey – with a bonus 50 minute training video for your time

Posted By planetMitch
At the beginning of the year, many many of you participated in our 2014 planet5D survey and I learned a lot and there were a TON of very helpful comments. But I…
Feb26th

BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera HDMI Clamp Now Available

Posted By steven schwartz
Like shooting with a smart phone, the size of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera is a good news/bad news scenario. Small, light and super-portable means you can fit it into cars,…
Feb26th

planet5D Hands-On Review of the edelkrone PocketSHOT

Posted By planetMitch
We've had our hands on the edelkrone pocketshot handheld stabilizer for several months now and absolutely love it. My wife has absconded with it actually and I have to beg…
Feb25th

Downsizing from a Canon 5D Mk II… to the Rebel SL1? Huh? Really?

Posted By planetMitch
Earthlings, this is the first guest post by planet5D friend Hugh Brownstone. I met him on the chat (the one in the lower right corner of every page here at…
Feb25th

Eyecup Kickstarter Campaign for the Canon C100

Posted By erik naso
One big issue we all seem to have with the Canon C100 is the viewfinder. Clearly an oversight. Light gets in the viewfinder when shooting outdoors and the hard rubber…
Feb24th

Hot! Nikon Releases the Nikon D4s

Posted By planetMitch
Nikon rolls out a new version of the Nikon D4 called the Nikon D4s - which surprisingly is already available for pre-order at Adorama at $6,496.95. It should be available…
Feb24th

Ezekiel’s Landing shows that Magic Lantern RAW Video is Making an Impact

Posted By planetMitch
With the tweet below, we have even more proof (not that we needed much more really) that Magic Lantern is having a significant impact on filmmaking - as this kickstarter…
Feb24th

Letus Announces the Release of its GoPro Anamorphic Adapter, The AnamorphX-GP

Posted By steven schwartz
If you've ever felt the desire to frame your GoPro-produced film in the majestic 2:39:1 cinematic aspect ratio, Letus's just-announced Letus AnamorphX-GP anamorphic lens adapter will stretch your standard 16:9…
Feb21st

AeriCam Hollywood – The 3 Axis Camera Stabilizer for the Masses

Posted By steven schwartz
Flying a camera is more than just a film maker's dream; who hasn't dreamed of soaring high in the sky? Until now, only full-on big-budget film productions could afford the…
Feb21st

indiSYSTEM Lightens Your Load with All New Titanium Rigs and the B-ROLL’R

Posted By steven schwartz
Here come some new products from indiSYSTEM, a U.S. company that manufactures and sells quality film-making products at affordable prices. (Disclosure - I own and frequently use a number of…
Feb20th

Focal Length Calculator: Visualize Framing with Your Bare Hands

Posted By steven schwartz
OK, it took me a little while to figure out why I'd want to use my hands to know which lens I'd need to compose a still picture or shoot…
Feb20th

Shooting Brighton in 4k + Zeiss Otus – the World’s Best DSLR Lens on 1DC and BMPC 4K

Posted By steven schwartz
The "Best DSLR Lens in the World" is, according to DxOMark, the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*. Filmmaker James Miller mounts the Otus 1.4/55 [adrotate group="6"]on two heavyweight cameras,…

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