Apr9th

Kickstarter Animal Rhino at It Again with Rhino Slider EVO + Rhino Motion

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What are 600%; 234%; 1,309%; and 1,592%? They’re the funding percentages of Rhino Camera Gear’s OTHER successful Kickstarter campaigns. Up next? The Rhino Slider EVO + Rhino Motion controller.[adrotate group="6"] They make good products (NB: we’ve not seen any in the metal or carbon fiber),…
Apr9th

Takes.io: A Different Take on Post-Production Collaboration

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The market for cloud-based post-production collaboration is heating up quickly. Latest entry on our radar is Takes.io. Once upon a time, if you wanted to communicate you were limited to various forms of grunting, pulling, or possibly even head-bashing with the nearest rock.[adrotate group="6"] Fast…
Apr9th

WHOA! Canon Price Drops: C300 Now $6,499; C100, $2,999

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
If you would truly be delighted to own a new copy of either the current generation Canon Cinema EOS C300 or the first generation Canon Cinema EOS C100, well then: HOLY SMOKES – these Canon price drops at B&H are dramatically lower than at least one of…
Apr8th

Canon unleashes the EOS C300 MARK II – will it be your next camera?

Posted By planetMitch
Canon upgrades the Canon EOS C300 to the EOS C300 Mark II as expected… and there are some awesome features added, but the pricing may disappoint... let’s quickly dive into the new features. The first one that will grab many is 15 stops of dynamic…
Apr8th

New Canon XF-AVC Codec to Compete with H.265?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
With Canon’s announcement of its new XC10 cam, they unveil a new 4K-capable codec to go with it (and the upcoming C300 Mark II): XF-AVC. [adrotate group="6"] It’s an interesting gambit: offer a Canon-branded alternative to the new H.265 4K codec and thus deprive a…
Apr8th

Canon XC10 4K Video Cam Under $2,400 Coming in June

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Part baby Cinema EOS, part Powershot G series, Canon XC10 will excite some, disappoint others. Pricing in the UK of £1,599 translates to just under $2,400, but Canon may charge even less in the US. On first blush the XC10 appears to be a mash-up…
Apr7th

Magic Lantern Boots Linux on Canon DSLR’s? Really?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Now we know what it feels like when someone writes something on April Fool’s Day and we can’t tell whether it’s true or not. You don’t mess with the Zohan, and you don’t mess with Magic Lantern on April 1st. We saw the post, but we…
Apr7th

DJI Phantom 2 Price Slashed – TODAY ONLY

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Amazon really is offering a fantastic deal on the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with 3-Axis Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal for GoPro at $683 – but it’s only good for another 16+ hours.[adrotate group="6"] It’s always something. A7s envy. MoVI envy. Zeiss envy. Lately, I’ve been suffering…
Apr7th

RØDE Announces Free PluralEyes Offer for 2015

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Great mics from RØDE plus renowned audio synching software PluralEyes from RED GIANT make for a compelling bundle. Fair warning: while I do have three RØDE mics (the NTG-2, a smartLav and a smartLav+) and I really do use the RØDE recording app on my iPhone 6, [adrotate…
Apr6th

Julien Boulanger Uses MyMyk SmartMyk & SmartLynk System to Shoot Amazing Wooden Monocoque Bicycle

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Australian independent movie microphone company MyMyk shows that good things do come in small packages with its MyMyk shotgun microphone and SmartLynk compact integrated audio workstation system.[adrotate group="6"] Last year, photographer/cinematographer Julien Boulanger of Bereflex proved that a small mic package connected to an iPhone can…
Apr3rd

Wherefore Art Thou, Kodak? A Cautionary Tale

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Once the global, high-tech titan of the photographic industry when “leader” actually meant something and photography was new, Kodak is now a cautionary tale of what happens when leaders squander their success by trying to protect profits at the expense of innovation.[adrotate group="6"] “Those who…
Apr2nd

‘Tales by Light’ TV series on Great Australian & US Photographers Debuts May 24

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Canon Australia recently announced its partnership with the National Geographic’s television arm to deliver stories sharing the talents of some of Australia’s and the world’s best photographers. The six-episode TV series Tales by Light debuts on May 24 on the National Geographic Channel. [adrotate group="6"]…
Apr1st

World Exclusive: Canon Stuns Industry – and Itself – with Cinema EOS C5Di

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We break a truly incredible story in the first installment of our annual series entitled "Orson Welles Lives!" Forget about that 4K consumer concept Canon just showed in China. Captured on an unauthorized audio recording  inside Canon HQ -- sorry, no real photos available, it's just a…
Apr1st

SteadiKid Becomes the New BabyCam for Small Form-Factor Cameras by MiniMotions, Inc.

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
It seems that the ground-breaking SteadiKid carrier inspired by the motion picture industry has taken a real-life turn for the next revolution in indie filmmaking. MiniMotions is the brainchild of George Miliotis, director of popular movies such as Mad Mel.[adrotate group="6"] In case you haven't…
Mar31st

“We Eat Our Own Dog Food:” planet5D Exclusive Interview with Frame.io

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
As founder of New York City post-production house Katabatic Digital, Emery Wells and his team first built Frame.io to handle content sharing and collaboration for his own company – but quickly realized there was a market of 10 million other creatives out there who needed…
Mar31st

4K Video Panoramic from the Canon 5D Mark II (or any full HD DSLR)

Posted By planetMitch
Here's a guest post sent to us by Paul Webb. You can check out his website at http://farm5.clik.com/PaulWebbPhoto/ To keep some of us ticking over until we see a Canon EOS 5D released with 4K video, here´s something fun to play with.[adrotate group="6"] Some Background:…