Dec16th

Shogun Showdown: 4K Odyssey 7Q+ Scheduled to Hit the Shelves December 24th

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Within spitting distance of each other on price, convergent design’s Odyssey 7Q+ squares off against Atomos’ Shogun for the title of premier external 4K video recorder. Which one will actually…
Dec16th

New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40- 150mm f/2.8 PRO is Stunning Says Kevin Raber of Luminous Landscape

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
In the absence of a firsthand tryout of crucial new gear, I look to the well-qualified opinions of industry experts. Luminous Landscape’s Kevin Raber is one such. He recently received…
Dec16th

How To Intensify Your Production Stills with Macphun Intensify Pro & More

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Macphun is one of the unsung heroes of the image editing software business. Their Intensify Pro application recently brought to life some production stills I had all but given up…
Dec15th

Zacuto Giveaway Starts Today

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Some of the best cinematographic candy – I mean accessory gear – comes from highly-regarded Chicago-based company Zacuto. For the next four days, they’re giving away $10,000 worth of it.…
Dec11th

Canon 7D Mark II Review: Game Changer for Events & Sports?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
planet5D reader Frank Rohmer gives us his demo/review of the Canon 7D Mk II on YouTube, and he likes it. Frank has been shooting with Canon gear for about five…
Dec11th

VistaLUT by Cineplus Lifts the Gloom, Makes Skin Tones Lighter & Brighter

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
VistaLUT is the latest 3D Look Up Table aka 3D LUT by Swiss moviemaker and software architect John Hope of Cineplus, and it introduces a lightness and a brightness into…
Dec10th

Monopods rock! So how does the MogoPod Monopod compare to market leaders?

Posted By planetMitch
I love monopods! So how does the Mogopod Monopod fit in with my photography and video needs? Monopods are supposed to make your life as a filmmaker or a photographer…
Dec9th

Are there enough women in film? Shane Hurlbut says NO!

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Hollywood feature film director of photography Shane Hurlburt has announced that he and partner Lydia are developing HVFFM. No it’s not an acronym for a medical condition too awful to speak its…
Dec9th

Famed for its Film Simulations for Moving Images, FilmConvert Also Works Great for Stills

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
One version of Rubber Monkey Software’s popular FilmConvert color grading/film emulation software that tends to be overlooked is its Photoshop plug-in. As a staffer there once admitted, film simulation for…
Dec8th

Expires 12/9: Canon Rebel SL1 with 18-55 IS STM Lens Kit for $359.99!!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
NB: this is a refurbished Canon Rebel SL1 direct from Canon -- which is, truly, "good as new." This is a crazy good price (especially given that this is their latest…
Dec8th

Filming a LED Light Suit at Night

Posted By Barry Andersson
Most creative people are always looking to find a new way of showing something that everyone has seen before. When I ran across this video I can say I never…
Dec8th

Zoom Lens for GoPro?

Posted By Barry Andersson
I have a love hate relationship with GoPro cameras. I have to use them on more and more of the productions I am on and in some cases they are…
Dec6th

LookLabs Releases SpeedLooks 4 LUTs, Adds More Looks, A7S & GH4-Savvy Universal Profile

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Canadian software moviemaking software company LookLabs has released SpeedLooks 4, the largest update of its film emulation-based digital cinema looks package. It’s a doozy. If supply is anything to go…
Dec5th

Hands On with the Syrp Magic Carpet Slider

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This week’s installment of our once-in-a-while-series-I-just-made-up called The Zohan’s “Silky Smooth” is a hands-on look at New Zealand startup Syrp Magic Carpet Slider. It is indeed silky smooth. If you…
Dec5th

Miniature Photographs That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted By Barry Andersson
Richard Tuschman is an amazing photographer/artist. I ran across this article and thought there are so many good visual ideas that one can draw from his work it was worth…
Dec5th

Sam Mendes 25 Rules for Filmmakers

Posted By Barry Andersson
Recently Sam Mendes gave his top 25 rules for filmmakers. If you aren't familiar with Sam Mendes, he has a prolific career in directing the theater as well as major…

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