Feb4th

Film Shot with iPhone 5S Gets Raves — and a Deal — at Sundance

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Yeah -- story, acting, directing, and editing might have had something to do with it. But it is definitely an inflection point in the evolution of film technology and the…
Feb4th

Cinemagraph Pro & The Year of 4K Hybrid Stills + Video

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
In his end-of-year review article Ways of Seeing: From Stills to Motion at the Time magazine website’s LightBox section, influential art director/creative director Phil Bicker mentioned Cinemagraph as evidence of a…
Feb3rd

Shooting Magic Lantern RAW on the 7-Year Old Canon Stills Camera the 50D

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Filmmaker and planet5D reader Alex Beasley manages to coax 24p RAW footage out of a Canon 50D using Magic Lantern. It is not without challenges, but Alex Beasley not only…
Feb3rd

4K Shooters Podcast Interview with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
For those of you who know me, you probably realize that I love to talk! HA! Last week, I was invited to be a guest on the 4kshooters.net podcast and…
Feb3rd

Sony A7s: Quirky, Weird, Batteries Suck – “But I’m Still Going to Buy One”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planet5D reader Charlie Locke rented an A7s and learned that all of its real shortcomings don’t hold a candle (HA!) to what makes it great. At just over 25 minutes,…
Feb3rd

How to create Youtube Annotation Boxes with Screenflow for Mac

Posted By planetMitch
I've recently been learning more and more about marketing, and one of the big tips I've been intending to implement on my own videos is using more annotations in youtube.…
Feb2nd

Zhongyi Optics Releases Two Charming, Characterful MFT Lenses, 24mm f/1.7 & 42.5mm f/1.2

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Zhongyi Optics, maker of the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony E-mount, nicknamed ‘The Dark Knight’, has now entered the Micro Four Thirds world. Zhongyi’s first two MFT lenses…
Feb2nd

Canon Releases Firmware Updates for 1D X, 5D Mark III – Caution, Magic Lantern Users

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Our counterparts over at ePHOTOzine have reported on Canon’s release of firmware updates for moviemaker favorite the 5D Mark III and stills professional’s much-loved 1D X. Both updates improve autofocus…
Feb2nd

DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 4 with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
DSLR FILM NOOB podcast Episode 4 is up. This time planetMitch joins me from planet5D to discuss the soon to be released Tamron 15-35mm f2.8, the discontinued Sigma 24-105 f4…
Jan31st

Oposto do Sexo (The Opposite of Sex)

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Notice we didn’t even mention this 70+ episode web series entitled Oposto do Sexo was shot with Magic Lantern RAW on a Canon 50D? Notice it didn’t matter? So: we…
Jan30th

50MP Canon 5DS and 5DR are Real

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The 5DS and 5DR are interesting both for what they are -- and what they aren’t. Of course, we’ll have to wait until next week to get a fuller picture…
Jan30th

Can Sony A7s Do Broadcast TV? NBC Promo Shot on Sony A7s & DJI Ronin

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We first posted about Raphael Rogers’ work in August 2013, when we – along with others -- rhapsodized about his sci-fi short BEYOND, shot on a Canon C100. A year…
Jan30th

Interview with the School Behind Student Film JAGON

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Our recent post on the student film JAGON created a bit of a stir. We thought the story was deeper than just the equipment, and reached out to Der Film…
Jan30th

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Firmware Update 2.1 Is Great News for Atomos, HDMI & YAGH Users

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Panasonic has finally released the Lumix GH4 update originally scheduled for mid-December 2014 and it is great news for cinematographers using HDMI output from their GH4 cameras and from YAGH…
Jan29th

Mega Discounts for planet5D Readers at End-of-January SpeedLooks 3D LUT Sale

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
LookLabs, maker of one of the most complete, most feature-rich collections of 3D LUTs for cinematic color grading, has launched an end-of-January 20%-off sale for both its latest LUT collections…
Jan29th

Canon to Introduce Global Shutter on its DSLRs?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It’s a rumor to be taken “with lots of salt.” But it begs the question: “how important is a global shutter to you – and would it keep you in/bring…