Feb17th

apertus° AXIOM Update: We LOVE These Guys

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
From cinematically stylish to very human in less than 30 seconds, the first apertus° AXIOM video update since the project was successfully funded on Kickstarter crystalizes a number of thoughts about life, liberty and the pursuit of... capitalism. Whoa. That’s a heavy intro.[adrotate group="6"] And…
Feb17th

Call Sheets Driving You Nuts? There’s An App for That: Studio Binder

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
When serial entrepreneur and filmmaker Robert Kiraz met producer Darya Danesh, they found common ground grousing about the call sheet process for confirming talent and crew. Thus was Studio Binder born. “I went to USC for filmmaking, but after I graduated I looked at my…
Feb16th

USB 3.1, Flextilt, lenses, Sliders and more on DSLR Film Noob Podcast with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
This week we cover: USB 3.1 and the first motherboards with the feature 15:00 Edelkrone announced the new Flextilt head 18:50[adrotate group="6"] Lift plate for your camera slider 23:00 Camerlends "Air BnB for camera gear" 33:20 New Sigma 24mm f1.4 lens release 40:31 Atomos Shogun firmware update allows 4k playback 50:01…
Feb16th

Rumor Update: Canon EOS C300 Mk II Will Have 4K, Aggressive Price

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Oh, if it only turns out to be true! A Canon EOS C300 Mark II spec’d to take on the Sony FS7 – and maybe even entice shooters contemplating a Shogun-equipped A7s for 4K -- would be a pretty dramatic statement from Canon, amounting to…
Feb14th

Motionnine Launches Beautifully Engineered New Cage for Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Korean moviemaking accessories manufacturer Motion9 aka Motionnine has launched its camera cage for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. If I owned a 7D Mark II, I would snap one up in a heartbeat. If you are a 7D Mark II owner, you may wish…
Feb14th

With the Amazing 50MP Canon EOS 5DS R, Georges Antoni Pulls Off the Impossible Brief

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
In Canon’s behind-the-scenes movie, Australian fashion photographer and Canon Master Georges Antoni describes it as “The Impossible Brief” — 1600 ISO, a windy beach at dusk, images projected on a model suspended over the water and high resolution output at what looks like 48-sheet poster…
Feb13th

Exciting New Rugged, Waterproof, Droppable, Portable G-Technology Drives

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
A new range of products that made me regret not being in Las Vegas during CES 2015 wasn’t a consumer electronics product. It was G-Technology’s Rugged Family of hard drives, an exciting move by the San Jose-based company into truly portable, ruggedized and waterproofed hard…
Feb13th

All You Need is Skill: Magic Lantern RAW + Canon 5D3, Even Now

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
DP and planet5D reader Chad Bonanno shoots Tempest Freerunning Athlete and 2014 Taurus World Stunt Award Winner Luci Romberg with the now-classic Magic Lantern RAW/Canon 5D Mk III combo – with stunning results. Chalk it up to the skill of the athlete; [adrotate group="6"]cameraman; editor;…
Feb12th

Sony A7r Mk II to Go Head to Head with Canon 5Ds?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Sonyalpharumors.com is definitely a go-to site for – you guessed it -- Sony rumors. Their latest rumor on the Sony A7r Mk II – that it will sport a 50mp sensor – comes with relatively high confidence (SR4 out of a possible SR5).[adrotate group="6"] If…
Feb12th

CameraLends: AirBnB Meets Filmmaking Gear

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
When noted economist Robert Reich asserts that “the new ‘sharing economy’ is really about sharing the scraps” he’s talking about companies like AirBnB, Uber... and now maybe newcomer CameraLends. But for filmmakers and photographers on a tight budget, is this a bad thing?[adrotate group="6"] This…
Feb12th

The death of iPhoto – previews of the Apple Photos App – long live Aperture

Posted By planetMitch
Apple is finally showing off the new photos app that will be replacing iPhoto and Aperture. This is one of the first many previews I've seen and so I wanted to get it out to you guys ASAP [adrotate group="6"] For those of us who…
Feb11th

Canon EOS 5Ds and much more on DSLR Film Noob Podcast with planetMitch

Posted By planetMitch
I'm having a blast working with Deejay from DSLRFilmNoob.com on his podcast! We did our first "live" show as part of the Canon EOS 5Ds announcement last friday.[adrotate group="6"] We ended up talking a lot about the Canon EOS 5Ds but also some other things: Canon…
Feb11th

Olympus comes in from the filmmaking wilderness…

Posted By planetMitch
John Brawley seems to be the underdog of the lesser known brands and micro 4/3 cameras. His latest post is about the just announced Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, [adrotate group="6"] and I feel like this long post he has created for it is like…
Feb11th

Get Big or Get Lost: ARRI Alexa 65 Sensor is 3X the Size of Super35

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The Alexa 65 is something truly fascinating: a 6.5K sensor; claims that it looks better than film; a clean, clean, clean user interface; and a set of repurposed Hasselblad/Fujinon still photography primes as its launch optics package.  [adrotate group="6"] Right.  Let’s get this out of the way immediately: I…
Feb11th

An Impressive, Affordable Cinematic Looks 3D LUT Set from Rocket Rooster

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Now that 3D LUT packages have become established in the color grading workflow, more LUT developers and more LUT collections continue to appear on the scene. The latest to come to our attention is a competitively priced, full-featured set of filmic looks LUT by British moviemaker Kevin…
Feb10th

A new take on the tripod plate? Edelkrone Introduces New FlexTilt Head

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The team from Edelkrone is at it again, this time innovating in the space between your tripod head and your camera’s baseplate with the edelkrone FlexTilt Head Neither a quick release system nor a panning/tilting head[adrotate group="6"] in the usual sense, Edelkrone’s FlexTilt offers an additional…