Jan1st

Canon drops prices on Canon EOS C100 and Canon EOS C300

Posted By planetMitch
Canon's bringing down prices on the Canon EOS C100 (now $3999) and Canon EOS C300 (now $11,999)! That's awesome for those of you wanting to maybe move up from a…
Dec31st

A Motionnine Cage Saved My Panasonic GH4 & My Moviemaking Career

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
The smaller and lighter that hybrid movie/stills cameras become and the more they settle into their niches in professional moviemaking, the more the need for rigging them up for securely…
Dec31st

Simple Sunday Survey #2 – What’s the best camera brand?

Posted By planetMitch
Well, 'what's the best camera brand' may not be the exact way I worded this Simple Sunday Survey, but essentially that's what it is all about. When I asked "What…
Dec30th

Canon Director Confirms the Existence of a High-Megapixel DSLR

Posted By planetMitch
There has been talk around the blogs about Canon possibly using a Sony sensor in a higher megapixel DSLR… is this the one? Is this something we really need? In…
Dec29th

Family Flight – 5 Airbus Commercial Planes Flying Like Fighters

Posted By planetMitch
While this may not be the most amazing video ever shot, and these commercial planes don't do 'fighter' rolls and such, but I was intrigued by the behind-the-scenes - and…
Dec26th

Panasonic GH4 bundle $400 off for 2 days – plus memory card deals

Posted By planetMitch
Quick update today... Big discount on a cool Panasonic GH4 bundle at Adorama - $400 off but only good thru the end of the day 12/27! plus there are some…
Dec25th

The Curious Copyright Case of “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Posted By planetMitch
What better story for filmmakers on Christmas than to learn about the copyright issues surrounding the very famous (at least in the United States) holiday movie "It's A Wonderful Life"?…
Dec24th

planet5D Simple Sunday Survey – what’s the best DSLR for video?

Posted By planetMitch
I have a lot of things in mind to do for our subscribers to the daily planet5D emails - and I've also been interested in finding out more about what…
Dec23rd

2014: A Great Year for Gear – Is there a perfect camera yet?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What an amazing year for gear porn. The Year of Mirrorless and 4K 2014 was truly the year of mirrorless – and 4K (selling it, anyway). At one end, it…
Dec22nd

Win a $1,350 DitoGear™ Spinn360 on planet5D!

Posted By planetMitch
In November, we were blessed to give away a DitoGear T'rantula GO worth over $1800 to one lucky winner (and I we haven't posted the winner yet, but we did…
Dec19th

James Coulson Shoots Short Documentary Series ‘Other America’ Guerilla-Style with Canon 7D and Zoom H4n

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
James Coulson’s Other America is a 12-part series of short but pithy movie snapshots made during a road trip across some of the more out-of-the-way parts of the lower 48 states.…
Dec19th

Vitec Group Acquires SmallHD

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Brit imaging conglomerate adds highly regarded U.S. field monitor company SmallHD to its already impressive list of brands. Never heard of Vitec? Me either. [adrotate group="6"] But you have heard…
Dec18th

SpeedLooks Version 4 Shows its True Colors

Posted By planetMitch
We've mentioned Speedlooks several times recently and they're getting rave reviews! They asked us to also let you know about their Christmas Sale going on until January 4th with a…
Dec18th

Doco Director Yvonne Russo Won’t Use Crowdfunding Again and Here’s Why

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Independent Producer/Director Yvonne Russo is shooting Viva Verdi!, a documentary about musicians living and teaching at Casa Di Riposo per Musicisti in Milan, the home built by Giuseppe Verdi in…
Dec17th

Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Adam Wilt, software engineer, producer, post-producer and creator of the esteemed Cine Meter II light meter app for iOS devices has received a set of pre-release Veydra prime lenses for…
Dec17th

Atomos Ninja Star Review

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planet5D reader Frank Rohmer takes a hands-on look at the Atomos Ninja Star connected to the new Canon 7D Mk II. You know we like the folks over at Atomos,…

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