Jul7th

NEW BoomBooster – the “freestyle agility” grip handle for Birdcage A7/GH4

Posted By Bret Hoy
I’m an a7S shooter and with that, you get many good and bad things. I’m not one of those people that think my camera is perfect. In fact, many mirrorless shooters like me are starting to feel the frustration of the small, unwieldy form. I…
Jul6th

GoPro Hero4 Session — Not the GoPro You Imagined?

Posted By Bret Hoy
Over the past 5 years, GoPro has become synonymous with action cameras. If you ask virtually anyone on the street, they’ll know what a GoPro is. How have they accomplished this? A lot of it is marketing, but a decent portion of that was creating…
Jul6th

Filmmaking For Photographers: 5-day Workshop

Posted By planetMitch
My good friend Ollie Dale sent me this the other day. He's going to be doing a couple of seminars aimed at photographers who want to learn filmmaking. He's taking an interesting tack on it that I've not seen.[adrotate group="6"] He's going to indigogo to…
Jul6th

Frame.io Closes the Gap Between Your Clients and You!

Posted By Bret Hoy
If you look purely at volume, collaboration software is the hot item of Summer 2015. Just in the past couple of weeks, we’ve posted about multiple. Each one claims to eliminate steps from your workflow, giving you more time to just sit back and relax.…
Jul6th

Groundbreaking Rotolight NEO 3 Light Kit Arrives & Immediately Impresses

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Rotolight has just released its groundbreaking NEO 3 Light Kit and one arrived late last week. Although I have not had time nor the best subject matter to really put it to the test yet, what I have seen so far is impressive. It looks…
Jul6th

OK, You’ve Got the Footage. Now What? OWC ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition, That’s What.

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We love evaluating and reporting on gear, but lately we’ve been more focused on investing in skills, from MZED to Stillmotion to... just going out and shooting with an iPhone. Still, more than half of a film’s ultimate form is the edit, and the single most…
Jul4th

What Did These Filmmakers Use to Create These Gorgeous Time-Lapses?

Posted By Bret Hoy
While I could say many things about the beautiful video the guys at TreeSpeed Photo have made, I think that might be a lesser use of my time. I could talk about their use of the very slick Dynamic Perception Dolly’s and CelestronSkywatcher head. I…
Jul3rd

Canon’s EOS 5D Mk IV! 6D Mk II! 1DX Mk II! Uh, What?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
When it comes to Canon full frame cameras -- specifically their hybrid stills/video DSLR’s --  the rumor mill is so quiet you can hear crickets chirping. Rumors in the imaging industry are typically useful for four things: 1) sowing fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) in…
Jul3rd

FREE SmallHD AC7 OLED SDI monitor – July 3-5 ONLY! Act Now

Posted By Bret Hoy
Buy a Dual Input Bolt 2000 Set Directly from Teradek.com And get a FREE SmallHD AC7 OLED SDI monitor Click the promo image below for more info. Note: Teradek is a sponsor, but they didn't ask us to post this, we just wanted to let…
Jul3rd

What’s Ups with LUTs: On-location Work Flow

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Vitec Group (parent company of Teradek and smallHD, among others) and Onyx Cinema meld humor with solid information to build educated, brand-favorable prospects.[adrotate group="6"] Sorry, I had to write something deeper than “hey, watch these two vids because they’re really entertaining and informative” (which they are). And…
Jul2nd

Are Pistol Grip Gimbals the Next Wave?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It seems everything else is getting smaller, lighter, faster, and cheaper – so why not 3-axis gimbals? At the urging of one of our planet5D readers, we took a 50,000 foot look at pistol grip gimbals, and have some answers. It may have died down…
Jul2nd

Magic Lantern RAW 14-bit Yields Beautiful Short Film ENDLESS GRAVITY

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planet5D reader Alex Soloviev’s recipe for beautiful short films: Canon EOS 6D [B&H | Amazon], Magic Lantern RAW 14-bit, DaVinci Resolve, skill…and artistic vision. Alex does beautiful work, full stop.[adrotate group="6"] So – when you visit Vimeo to see ENDLESS GRAVITY, you may want to…
Jul1st

Cineasy Touch Solves Sony a7 series, a6000 Record Button Problem

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Simple is good. And in spite of its unfortunate name, the Cineasy Touch is a simple solution to that confounded record button. I love the Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] – it’s the camera that convinced me to switch from decades of Canon body upgrades…
Jul1st

Zoom F8, Audio-technica system 10, Instamic, the Tokina 24-70mm f2.8, the Z-Camera, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB podcast

Posted By Keith Alvendia
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the Zoom F8, Audio-technica system 10, Instamic, the Tokina 24-70mm f2.8, the Z-Camera, and more.[adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud,…
Jun30th

Book Your Tickets Now! – Visionary Moviemaker Vince LaForet Coming to Sydney & Melbourne Late July

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Get in fast! Don’t delay! Book your tickets NOW! Vince LaForet is coming to Australia for two two-day seminars, one in Sydney July 18-19 and the other in Melbourne July 25-26. Day one of each will be a lecture, day two will be a hands-on…
Jun30th

Zacuto to Ship Gratical X, ½ Price Little Brother to Gratical HD, in July

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We spoke with Zacuto at NAB about what they were then calling the Zacuto “Eye.” Now that the renamed Gratical X is almost here, the picture comes into sharper focus. It might be better to think of the Gratical X not as the little brother…

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