Posts Tagged ‘cinema’

Jul
12
2015

Where Is the World of Cinema Headed? the Trend Isn’t Looking Great

The film business is exactly that. A business. This means that, whether you’re conscious of it or not, there’s constant pressure to evolve, make more money and get numbers up. The bottom line is really all that matters. I’m not saying this as a condemnation…
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Feb
11
2015

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

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…
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Sep
9
2014

Rotolight RL48-B ‘Stealth’ – The Little LED Light that Could

A press release for an LED light released by a company located at Pinewood Studios outside London, titled “Rotolight LED Lighting the source of choice for Master Photographer Tom Lee!” caused me to look back on all the LED lights I have tried and rejected…
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Jul
23
2014

cinema@planet5D is back! Hand picked awesome videos

Yes, it is true! The cinema@planet5D is back! Our cinema section was very popular or year or two ago, and with the failed switch to the "videolog" and the forums, the cinema site was shut down for a while. [adrotate group="6"] I continue to see…
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Jun
9
2014

Firecrest IRND – The World’s First Hyper-Neutral ND – a planet5D worldwide exclusive!

planetMitch note: we're thrilled that Formatt-Hitech chose planet5D for this announcement of their new Firecrest IRND Hyper-Neutral ND Filter! When I talked with Rod Clark from Formatt-Hitech at NAB, he was incredibly animated about how revolutionary these filters are and I asked him to let…
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Apr
8
2014

Is the new full frame Sony A7s going to challenge the Panasonic GH4?

Sony has announced a new full frame sensor mirrorless camera the Sony A7s. I've yet to make it over to the Sony booth at NAB 2014 to see it, but it is high on my list for today.[adrotate group="6"] It does feel initially like the…
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Oct
16
2013

First Thoughts: the brand new Sony Alpha 7 and 7R Full-Frame Mirrorless System

 A few years ago Sony changed the game when they introduced the first mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor. Today via B&H, Sony announces the A7 and A7r, the world’s first mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame sensor. From this B&H…
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Sep
30
2013

Does Spike Lee Belong on Kickstarter?

Crowd-funding, and Kickstarter in particular, is becoming a household term to the unknown creatives of the world: writers, photographers, inventors, performance artists and more. It is a marketing and financial vehicle to produce a project that may not otherwise have an opportunity to see the…
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Jul
8
2013

Canon CN-E Primes – Review – Magnanimous Media

[tentblogger-vimeo 54334606] [adrotate group="7"] Description Jonah talks about the CN-E lens comparison. DPs Scott Regan and Teddy Hoffman joined me in playing with the new Canon CN-E Cine Primes on the C300, Scarlet-X and AF100.Magnanimous Media is an HD video camera rental house in Chicago,…
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May
23
2013

Formatt-Hitech Launch New Website with Former Apple Spokesman in Video Tutorials

At NAB 2013, I ran into Rod Clark who's now representing Formatt-Hitech as Global VP of Marketing and I'm sure you'll be hearing more from Formatt-Hitech as their filter products seem pretty awesome! We hope to be not only testing these, but giving some away…
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