Jan21st

RØDE STUNS Filmmakers – Launches Stunning Wireless System, New Shotgun Mics

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Microphone maker RØDE wowed a wildly cheering audience in a heavily-attended event in San Diego this evening with not one, not two, not three but four new products including the…
Jan21st

Canon Connect Station CS100: Really?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The Canon Connect Station CS100  kind of looks like an Apple TV box only bigger and uglier; it kind of has one gazillionth the functionality; and it kind of costs three…
Jan20th

CAME-TV 7800 Takes On The MoVI M5: A Gimbal for the Rest of Us?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
If Freefly’s MoVI M5 is the BMW of 3-axis gimbals, CAME-TV’s 7800 is the Hyundai: an ambitious, low-priced alternative inspired by the original that offers a legitimate set of trade-offs,…
Jan19th

Apple Scratches an Itch, GoPro Stock Breaks Out in Hives

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
OK, reading patents is like reading riders to bills passed by Congress these days: impossibly dry, boring beyond belief and purposely inscrutable to all but the select few who will…
Jan17th

New: Gimbal Accessories from Redrock Micro

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What is expensive in one context is a no-brainer in another. Redrock Micro introduces updated wireless focus, purpose-built battery and custom cables for 3-axis gimbals. When you’re starting out in…
Jan16th

Gotham 7.5K The Scariest & Most Beautiful Flight of My Career

Posted By planetMitch
Many of you know Vincent Laforet because of reverie and his contributions to the DSLR filmmaking community, so you may not know that he was originally Pulitzer Prize winning photographer!…
Jan16th

“It’s the Port, Stupid!” Brilliant Atomos Shogun/Sony A7s Combo Marred by micro HDMI

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Whenever someone says “worst thing ever invented,” it sounds suspiciously like our 17-year-old (whose brain is still forming and we hope will someday complete the process). But in this case,…
Jan16th

Who Shoots 4k video? Our survey tells a lot! Simple Sunday Survey #4

Posted By planetMitch
This week we asked how many of our planet5D subscribers are shooting 4k video and how often they’re doing it… the results, despite all the hype over 4k, are pretty…
Jan15th

Reader Review: Crazy-Fast RAID System from Accusys

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
This is ridiculous but it’s definitely NOT crazy: I actually got excited looking at the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test results for this monster 25 lb., incredibly fast and equally poorly-named…
Jan15th

FREE Cine Summit for Cinematographers coming up – plus bonus webinar replay!

Posted By planetMitch
If you're not on the planet5D daily email list, you missed out on a huge chance to talk directly with a Hollywood DP and ask questions about lighting! We ended…
Jan15th

Samsung to Release Huge Video-Oriented Firmware Update for Exciting NX1 Camera Mid-January

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Samsung is poised to do a Fujifilm and is due to release a massive update to the firmware for the incredible Samsung NX1 hybrid APS-C camera, adding plenty of professional-level…
Jan14th

“I Want That One:” DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Earns PC Mag Editor’s Choice

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
There are so many ways to create incredible footage these days that sometimes it’s overwhelming. The folks over at PC Magazine make it a little less overwhelming with their thumbs-up…
Jan14th

Planet Iceland: One Man’s Take on Optimal Travel Gear

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
What do you bring when traveling to Iceland for spontaneous stills and video shooting? planet5D reader Alex Cornell shows and tells all for his short PLANET ICELAND. Sometimes it’s easy…
Jan13th

CineBootCamps Films Premiered at Canon

Posted By fletch murray
Just as Canon opened the door to filmmakers with the introduction of the 5D Mark II five short years ago, and Amy Kawadler of Canon helped us start the CineBootCamps,…
Jan13th

Flickr: Forget Canon vs. Nikon. Now It’s Canon vs. Apple

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
And maybe coming soon: Apple vs. Samsung? 2014 stats from photo sharing site Flickr confirm what we already knew: the photo world is changing BIG TIME.  Told you so. Top…
Jan13th

Titleshop: Online, Real Time, 3D Title Generator

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
New website Titleshop offers the promise of fill-in-the-blank motion graphics. It’s the next logical step after crowdsourcing motion graphics from the likes of elance-odesk, and I’ll call it “no-sourcing:” the…