Jun30th

8k? Really? Where Can You See Footage Online in 8k? YouTube!

Posted By Bret Hoy
The Usual Scenario You’re sitting in front of your computer, exporting out the final version of your short film. You've slaved over the lighting, framing and composition of each take, ignoring the impatient huffs and puffs from the actors and crew. You carefully graded each…
Jun29th

The New Sigma 24-35 f/2: The Fastest Zoom Lens EVER

Posted By Bret Hoy
Sigma has just released their latest in the Art series of lenses, and it’s touting the title of, “fastest zoom lens ever made.” The Sigma 24-35 f/2 Art Lens is indeed the fastest zoom lens ever made to cover a full-frame body. Their previous lens,…
Jun29th

Are we approaching the golden age of Virtual Reality?

Posted By Bret Hoy
One of my favorite quotes is from the show The Office, and involves the goofy, but goodhearted character, Andy reflecting on past times. The quote is one that summons a particular melancholy nostalgia. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good…
Jun28th

Arkansas, You Might Want to Take a Page from the New Colorado Law

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In this installment of our just-created series “Common Sense Necessary for a Functioning Democracy Prevails,” Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signs into law House Bill 15-1290, a “right to record” police. DIY Photography reports about this new Colorado law.[adrotate group="6"] It’s not that we have anything against…
Jun27th

EOS C500 Mark II Going Higher Than 4K?

Posted By Bret Hoy
According to Canon Rumors, The Canon EOS C500 Mark II is likely to shoot at resolutions north of 4k. Indeed, this would be a smart move for Canon, who still haven’t fully embraced UHD resolutions yet. If the new C300 Mk II, which shoots in…
Jun26th

DxO One, Sigma 24-35mm f2, Canon G3x, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB podcast

Posted By Keith Alvendia
Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from http://www.planet5D.com Joins me to discuss the DxO One, Sigma 24-35mm f2, Canon G3x, and more.[adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab…
Jun26th

Single Pixel Camera – Making Lens Redundant

Posted By Bret Hoy
At the heart of every digital camera we discuss is an electronic sensor of some kind. There are many different kinds, made by a plethora of manufacturers. While these sensors perform entirely different from each other, they still function based off of a similar method.…
Jun26th

The Pandora DSLR Optimizer: The Frankenstein Audio Recorder

Posted By Bret Hoy
The tools we use as filmmakers are more often than not, unitaskers. That is, objects that can only perform one task (except for the mandatory on set Leatherman tool). The Pandora DSLR optimizer isn’t a unitasker. In fact, this might be the first audio recorder…
Jun26th

The Exciting New Wave of Sony Sensors

Posted By Bret Hoy
We live in amazing times for camera technology. Ten years ago, some people were still not convinced that high definition 1080p quality was necessary. Fast forward to 2015, and we’re standing on the precipice of adopting Ultra High Definition 4K. Your iPhone shoots 240 frames…
Jun25th

Only One Day Left: $100 Off Academy of Storytellers Membership

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The team behind the Academy of Storytellers is really, really good: good filmmakers, good educators and good people. We’re only sorry we’re telling you about this 25% promotional discount just a day before it ends on June 26th at 9PM PST (Promo code: cheer).[adrotate group="6"] We’ve…
Jun25th

The GoPro of Audio has arrived! Meet the revolutionary Instamic!

Posted By Bret Hoy
As a filmmaker we have nearly endless tools to capture video in almost any environment. The time has come to acknowledge the importance of audio in these same environments. Instamic is the new groundbreaking audio recorder that claims to do for audio what GoPro did…
Jun25th

Awesome New Zoom F8 Field Recorder – are you sitting down? This will rock you!

Posted By Bret Hoy
As modern day independent filmmakers, we’re forced to wear multiple hats. One can’t shoot pro video without at least considering the audio. One of the pitfalls that claim many indie’s is their inability to capture decent audio. This detracts from whatever is going on in…
Jun25th

Introducing the Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens

Posted By Bret Hoy
Sometimes when I’m shooting portraits in light that I don’t prefer, or if the background’s not great, I have trouble finding new angles and getting the unique shot. For those times, sometimes it’s nice to have an ace in the hole lens or piece of…
Jun24th

Hey Canon, We’ve Got Big Some Questions About That 5D Mk IV…

Posted By Bret Hoy
planetMitch note: Welcome Bret Hoy to the writing crew at planet5D! Actually, he's written several stories already, but with this one, he really plants his style foot on our staff! What do you think? Hey, Canon. Look. Sit down, buddy. We need to have a…
Jun24th

Cineplus Releases SpectraLUT, an Expressive 24-Strong Collection of Looks LUTs for Instant Enhancement

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Following on from the success of his KinoLUT and VistaLUT movie looks LUT collections, John Hope of Cineplus has released SpectraLUT, a 24-strong set of looks LUTs for instant application of color-rich enhancements to your video footage. From my own tests and the examples shown…
Jun23rd

Koji Advanced—“Koji on Steroids”—Released for Fast, Easy Print Film Emulation in Popular NLEs

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Koji, the joint venture between Final Cut Pro X plug-in maker CrumplePop and veteran Hollywood color grader Dale Grahn, has released the Koji Advanced color grading plug-in for FCPX, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. Koji Advanced is the next evolution of the LUTs…

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