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Letus LTMB1 Mattebox Review #HDSLRscoop

www.dslrnewsshooter.com review of the Letus LTMB1 DSLR Matte Box. Everybody knows the pains of using ND faders when shooting DSLR video.
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Pleasures & Rewards of Using Fujifilm’s XT-1 for Stills Footage

Pleasures & Rewards of Using Fujifilm’s XT-1 for Stills Footage | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Way back in the 1990s, Ken Burns’ groundbreaking documentary series ‘The Civil War’ first alerted me to how effective using still images in movies can be. Burns had studied under several notable photographers including Elaine Mayes and Jerome Liebling – two of my favourite social documentary phot... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/pleasures-rewards-of-using-fujifilms-xt-1-for-stills-footage/
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50 Year Old Forgotten Photos Of Motherhood From Around The World | Fstoppers

50 Year Old Forgotten Photos Of Motherhood From Around The World | Fstoppers | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Photographer Ken Heyman recently uncovered a box he had tucked away for 50 years in a storage facility. This box was simply labeled "Mothers" and contained images he took 50 years ago as part of a Pulitzer nominated book entitled Family.
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The Real Power of Smart Objects

The Real Power of Smart Objects | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original charact...
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The Benefits of Photographing More

The Benefits of Photographing More | HDSLR | Scoop.it
DSLRs...lend themselves to a certain laziness--a sort of haphazard shooting that can lead to large crop of bad photos.
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Canon Uses Magic Lantern Footage In Its Own Advertising. Really?

Canon Uses Magic Lantern Footage In Its Own Advertising. Really? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
For serious videographers committed to Canon DSLR’s, thank goodness for Magic Lantern.As many of you know, this free firmware addon provides many of the desperately needed video functions otherwise missing from the Canon consumer and prosumer DSLR line, from software-enabled headphone m... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/canon-uses-magic-lantern-footage-in-its-own-advertising-really/
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Canon Most Widely Used Camera System at the Latest World Cup « Canon Rumors

Canon Most Widely Used Camera System at the Latest World Cup «  Canon Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Canon Follows Up on Their Strong Showing at February's Big Game in New Jersey With Widespread Use by Imaging Professionals at the Soccer Tournament in BrazilMELVILLE, N.Y., July 24, 2014 - Canon U.S
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Ricoh announces limited-edition gunmetal-gray Pentax K-3

Ricoh announces limited-edition gunmetal-gray Pentax K-3 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    Tempted by Ricoh's feature-rich, 24-megapixel Pentax K-3 digital SLR, but want something a little more visually interesting than the typical, plain black camera body? It seems like most cameras aimed at enthusiasts take…
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Close Look Varavon Armor Cage for Panasonic GH3 / GH4 Cameras » CheesyCam

Close Look Varavon Armor Cage for Panasonic GH3 / GH4 Cameras » CheesyCam | HDSLR | Scoop.it

To clear up any confusion, the dovetail is part of the cage and cannot be removed, but you can still mount any quick release you want. Check out the video for a closer look at the Varavon Armor Cage for the Panasonic GH3 / GH4 cameras.

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Zack Arnold talking editing and fitness (what a combo!) on the next planet5D Podcast

Zack Arnold talking editing and fitness (what a combo!) on the next planet5D Podcast | HDSLR | Scoop.it
I’m pretty excited about this one… hopefully you are too – not only do we get to talk to an awesome editor (see his bio below) but we also get to talk about your health![adrotate group="6"]About Zack ArnoldZack Arnold is a Professional Motion Picture Editor for 15 years. He... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/zack-arnold-talking-editing-and-fitness-what-a-combo-on-the-next-planet5d-podcast/
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One new optic, another gets a name: Fuji reveals updated X-mount lens roadmap

One new optic, another gets a name: Fuji reveals updated X-mount lens roadmap | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    New lens options are on the way if you're a Fuji X-mount shooter, but the order in which they're going to arrive may not be quite what you were expecting if you read last spring's Fuji X-Mount roadmap. The company has…
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What's the Secret of this Movie Which Earned $300 Million in 3 Days?

What's the Secret of this Movie Which Earned $300 Million in 3 Days? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
It is my pleasure to write a very short post introducing a longer, thoughtful one by Ben Kuchera and Chris Plante over at Polygon.[adrotate group="6"]Because in the end, all of our efforts in filmmaking – even when we ARE gearheads — are about storytelling.In this instance, they tell a s... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/whats-the-secret-of-this-movie-which-earned-300-million-in-3-days/
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Rolling Shutter – Sony A7S vs. the others « cinema5D

Rolling Shutter – Sony A7S vs. the others «  cinema5D | HDSLR | Scoop.it
This is a rolling shutter comparison between the new Sony A7S, the Arri Amira, Panasonic GH4, (Canon C300), Canon 5D mark III and Canon 1D C. In the first part in this series of tests we compared the
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Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 Boasts Workflow Improvements and Feature Enhancements

Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 Boasts Workflow Improvements and Feature Enhancements | HDSLR | Scoop.it
You may be familiar with kaizen, the Japanese practice of continuous improvement. You may be less familiar with its origins as an American concept brought to Japan after WW II by, among others, W. Edwards Demming.[adrotate group="6"]No matter its origin or current chief practitioners, it’s on f... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/final-cut-pro-10-1-2-boasts-workflow-improvements-and-feature-enhancements/
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Plaintive Tweet: Someone Really Needs to Do a Lens Recommendation List for the Sony A7s

Plaintive Tweet: Someone Really Needs to Do a Lens Recommendation List for the Sony A7s | HDSLR | Scoop.it
@boxfx tweets:“Given the A7s is a full frame Sony camera, someone really needs to do a lens recommendation list. So many options, but no perfect choices”True dat.[adrotate group="6"]One of my main go-to sites for quantitative lens and sensor evaluations, DxOMark, often has a “best lenses for…”... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/plaintive-tweet-someone-really-needs-to-do-a-lens-recommendation-list-for-the-sony-a7s/
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News Shooter | The Go Creative Show talks Frame.io and collaboration – plus some gear chat with Matt Allard

News Shooter | The Go Creative Show talks Frame.io and collaboration – plus some gear chat with Matt Allard | HDSLR | Scoop.it

This week’s Go Creative Show takes collaboration and communication as its theme. Host Ben Consoli talks Emery Wells, co-founder of Frame.io – a collaborative working app designed to help teams and clients work on projects remotely. Ben also talks to presentation and communication skills coach Andrew Hurteau. Our own Matt Allard is also on hand to update on all the latest industry news. 

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Canon 7D Officially Marked 'Discontinued' on Amazon

Canon 7D Officially Marked 'Discontinued' on Amazon | HDSLR | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reliable rumors from trusted sources claiming that the 7D Mark II (if that's even what it'll be called) will finally be arriving someti
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Kayakers Raised Out of the Water by Playful Whale, Capture the Incredible Encounter on Camera

Kayakers Raised Out of the Water by Playful Whale, Capture the Incredible Encounter on Camera | HDSLR | Scoop.it
A couple of kayakers, believe to be a father and daughter, had an unbelievable encounter with some playful whales in the waters off the coast of Puerto Mad
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Major Print Publisher The Wall Street Journal Goes 4k with the GH4

Major Print Publisher The Wall Street Journal Goes 4k with the GH4 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Ironic and telling language, a sign of the times: a major newspaper publisher may be the first of its peers to standardize on 4K video with the GH4 for its web team.[adrotate group="6"]Sure, it’s a validation of both the format and the camera (and system).Is anybody surprised?What’s more int... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/major-print-publisher-the-wall-street-journal-goes-4k-with-the-gh4/
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Premiere Pro World: Pond 5 & Premiere Pro Integration - HDSLR Shooter

Premiere Pro World: Pond 5 & Premiere Pro Integration - HDSLR Shooter | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Pond 5 is is a “marketplace for buying and selling videos, music, sound effects and After Effects templates”. We stopped to talk with Steve Peñafiel about their business model and how well they integrate with Adobe’s Premiere Pro. As Peñafiel shows us you need only download Pond 5′s Premiere Pro plugin to merge the two programs, …
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Increase Client Satisfaction with Creative Briefs

Increase Client Satisfaction with Creative Briefs | HDSLR | Scoop.it
A creative brief not only sets client expectations (thereby increasing satisfaction), but it provides the basis for all of your creative directions and decisions.
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GoPro Founder Nick Woodman & “The Two Most Important Days of Your Life”

GoPro Founder Nick Woodman & “The Two Most Important Days of Your Life” | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Please: watch this video, no matter what your age.In a candid, thoughtful, funny, and inspiring interview at alma mater UC San Diego, Nick Woodman brings to life something Mark Twain said (and interviewer Armin Asahi beautifully opens with):[adrotate group="6"] “The two most important days in a ... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/gopro-founder-nick-woodman-the-two-most-important-days-of-your-life/
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"Battling Cancer with Smiles" - People are amazing

"Battling Cancer with Smiles" - People are amazing | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Hi! I just finished my most recent film and would love to hear your feedback. Funny how I was planning on sending this to you and next thing I know, I see your post about the new Videolog! How exciting!The film is a documentary/portrait of a strong, positive woman who discusses her 14-year... http://cinema.planet5d.com/video/battling-cancer-with-smiles-people-are-amazing/
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What are Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights? Find Out!

What are Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights? Find Out! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Everyone I know talks about shooting at the “Magic hour,” others refer to the “Golden Hour” or others yet say in the morning or at night.  Everyone clear?Have you ever considered (or heard) of the other “Magic hours” for light?[adrotate group="6"]Golden ... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/what-are-golden-hour-blue-hour-and-twilights-find-out/
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News Shooter | Blackmagic Design add histogram and audio level meters to their 4K Production camera

News Shooter | Blackmagic Design add histogram and audio level meters to their 4K Production camera | HDSLR | Scoop.it
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From DSLR to mirrorless... and back again | Nikon Rumors

From DSLR to mirrorless... and back again | Nikon Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The rumor mill slows down after every Nikon announcement (D810). I have scheduled several guest posts in the next few weeks. Things will get interesting again
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