Aug26th

Blackmagic Ups The Ante and Adds Crucial Features with Blackmagic Firmware Update 1.9.3

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Blackmagic Design has upped the ante once again with the latest version of its Blackmagic firmware, this time for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPC) and Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC). [adrotate…
Aug26th

Join the Magic Lantern Development Team Without Having to Code

Posted By Barry Andersson
Are you a fan of Magic Lantern? If you are using it on a regular basis then you should take a close look at their current request. They want your…
Aug25th

Smartphone OnePlus One Shoots 4k that smokes the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
4K footage from new smartphone entry OnePlus One beats a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (under admittedly ideal lighting conditions). Who should be more worried – Canon, or Apple? Or is…
Aug25th

Surveys Says: Canon C300 Most Popular Camera Among Working Pros in UK

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Canon C300 takes top honors, but Sony's F5/55 garners attention. Thanks to our friends over at Cinescopophilia for alerting us to the 2014 Televisual Production Technology Survey. Televisual questioned 100…
Aug25th

Easy Ways to Ensure You’re Getting Your Shot in Focus

Posted By Barry Andersson
One of the number one things that I get asked about and I hear discussed regularly is the issue of getting a shot in focus when shooting video. Many videographers…
Aug22nd

This Week’s “Fabulous Excess” Award: Canon’s $165,000 1200mm Lens – Used!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
News of the Canon 1200mm lens brought to us courtesy of the team over at Imaging Resource Perhaps you’ve heard the old saw, “The difference between men and boys is…
Aug22nd

North Korea Revealed in Engaging Time Lapse “Enter Pyongyang” Shot on Nikon

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Filmmaker and planet5D reader Rob Whitworth visits North Korea, and with stunning access to its capital city, Pyongyang, creates engaging Nikon time lapse and we've got some exclusive behind-the-scenes info! If…
Aug21st

Reminder of Why We Fell in Love with the Canon 5D Mk II: “Under the Rust”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Knowing how influential the Canon 5D Mk II has been to so many of us, we’re delighted to share with you three items from planet5D reader and filmmaker Julien Lasseur: his…
Aug21st

Shutter Count is Now Available for Windows

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What is Shutter Count and why should you care? Well...have you seen what’s been going on at eBay lately? In the past month, 20 or so U.S. location, working Canon…
Aug21st

Magic Lantern Pushes the Canon DLSR platform to Shoot at 40 fps in RAW

Posted By Barry Andersson
Magic Lantern keeps pushing the boundaries of the Canon DLSR platform. They have recently announced that it is now possible, on the Canon 5D Mark III, for you to shoot at 40…
Aug20th

Remarkable Documentary “A Year in Champagne” Shot on a Magic Lantern Hacked Canon T2i

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We write about gear – in this particular instance, a Magic Lantern hacked Canon T2i, a Canon C300 and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. And then we write it’s not about…
Aug20th

First Impressions: RED Epic Dragon Sensor

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Wanna get frustrated? Try watching an 18-stop dynamic range test of the RED Epic Dragon shooting in 6K delivered via HD over the web. This is certainly no knock on…
Aug19th

Community, Artistry and Story — and $100,000 in Filmmaking Prizes

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A conversation with Story & Heart Co-Founders Justin DeMers and David Singer on their latest endeavor I have a story for you. But we’ll keep it short, because the story is…
Aug19th

A Rundown of The Latest EOS 7D Mark II Information

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Our friends over at Canon Rumors are pretty good at separating the wheat from the chaff, so it seemed appropriate to share their August 15th update on what appears to…
Aug19th

Stunning Australian Gold Coast Timelapse with a 5D Mk III and a Helicopter

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Didn’t I just do a post saying that writing for planet5D is humbling? I believe I did, yes. Today’s “We’re not worthy” timelapse comes courtesy of planet5d reader and videographer…
Aug19th

Balancing the MoVI M5 in Under 3 Minutes

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Those of us with access to it, love it; those of us who don't, lust for it. I'm writing, of course, about Freefly's MoVI M5 -- an absolute rock star in…

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