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RED Epic Short – “Hanging On” | Cinevate – Tools for Filmmakers and Photographers #HDSLRscoop

RED Epic Short – “Hanging On” | Cinevate – Tools for Filmmakers and Photographers #HDSLRscoop | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Hopefully by now you’re aware of ‘Big Shorts‘, Stillmotion’s Filmmaking Challenge. In a nutshell, Stillmotion is hosting a great competition to create a 60-120 second short film with certain criteria and will be awarding the best films with a whack of great prizes. You can check out full details over at the Big Shorts contest page...

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The Arctic Swell with Chris Burkard

The Arctic Swell with Chris Burkard | HDSLR | Scoop.it
We've featured him as our LensRentals Photographer of the Week and his incredible portfolio was quite a hit to the Photofocus community.  And to add some "wow" to his name, our friends at SmugMug j...
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PrimeCircle XM Finally on Delivery

PrimeCircle XM Finally on Delivery | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Ever try to use a follow focus – even a good one, like the Edelkrone Focus One Pro – with a still camera autofocus lens from one of the major manufacturers? No?Good luck with that.It’s not that the gears won’t engage or that the focus pull itself isn’t smooth or precise – nor that there’s somet... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/primecircle-xm-finally-on-delivery/
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The Saline Project's Awesome GIF Horror Series

Brothers Adam and Ben Toht and 3D artist Jesse Roff teamed up to bring us an awesome series of GIFs featuring the horror characters in history.
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Syrp Variable ND Filter Now Available!

Syrp Variable ND Filter Now Available! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
When we last caught up with the team from Syrp (creators of Kickstarter success Genie, they’d just expanded their product line with their Magic Carpet slider.Fast on the heels of that product introduction, Syrp has expanded their line once again with the Syrp ND Filter kit.[adrotate g... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/syrp-variable-nd-filter-now-available/
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Lomography's Cine200 Tungsten Film Is Based on Cinema Film

Lomography's Cine200 Tungsten Film Is Based on Cinema Film | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Lomography's Cine200 Tungsten film may be tough to work with, but in the right hands it will be gorgeous.
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Ron Risman visits the planet5D Podcast to talk timelapse and cameras and more!

Ron Risman visits the planet5D Podcast to talk timelapse and cameras and more! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
My friend Ron Risman from cameratown.com will be joining us tomorrow on the planet5D podcast – so join us live if you’re available at 11am Eastern! Come to extras.planet5d.com/podcast to sign up![adrotate group="6"]About Ron RismanRon is an award winning cinematographer, founder... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/ron-risman-visits-the-planet5d-podcast-to-talk-timelapse-and-cameras-and-more/
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Getting A High-End Look with Inexpensive Gear

Getting A High-End Look with Inexpensive Gear | HDSLR | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Tom Hicks. He and I met on the chat application on the lower right of the planet5D blog that shows up only when I’m online (which is usually in the mornings USA time)… we talked for a bit about DSLR video and he told me a bit of the story below, so I asked him to write i... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/getting-a-high-end-look-with-inexpensive-gear/
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News Shooter | Defy G12 gimbal dances with Nikon D810 in ‘Dream Park’ – DP Anthony Arendt in conversation

News Shooter | Defy G12 gimbal dances with Nikon D810 in ‘Dream Park’ – DP Anthony Arendt in conversation | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Our friends at Defy were recently involved with the making of the Nikon USA promo film ‘Dream Park’ for theNikon D810. Defy’s Seth Compton was operating the D810 on a Defy G12 brushless gimbal for Director of Photography Anthony Arendt.

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This Music Video WAs Filmed with a 360 GoPro Rig

This Music Video WAs Filmed with a 360 GoPro Rig | HDSLR | Scoop.it
While it isn't the first video to make use of 360 GoPros, Wild Child's "Rillo Talk" is the first music video to make effective, if slightly vertigo-inducing use of it.
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Panasonic Announces LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 – The World’s First Digital Compact Camera with 4K Video Recording Capability

Panasonic Announces LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 – The World’s First Digital Compact Camera with 4K Video Recording Capability | HDSLR | Scoop.it
So 4K is now really for the masses. Panasonic recently announced the new Lumix DMC-FZ1000. This is the kid brother of sorts from the Panasonic GH4.The FZ1000 is a compact camera that has a 21MP 1” type MOS sensor. It has a non-removable Leica zoom lens that is a variable f2.8-4 and has an e... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/panasonic-announces-lumix-dmc-fz1000-the-worlds-first-digital-compact-camera-with-4k-video-recording-capability/
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Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Sony RX10 match-up updated, post-price drop!

Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Sony RX10 match-up updated, post-price drop! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    When we previously evaluated the stellar RX10 against its new (and only) competitor, the FZ1000, our decision was easy. The $1,299 RX10, while incredible, simply wasn't 44.44% better than the $899 FZ1000. Panasonic won the…
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Drone Maker DJI Set to Shake Up (!) 3-Axis Gimbal Market

Drone Maker DJI Set to Shake Up (!) 3-Axis Gimbal Market | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Never mind that Ronin is an uber-cool name for ANY piece of gear.What’s really important is that DJI, maker of the highly regarded Phantom photography drone, has taken its Zenmuse 3 axis gimbal technology and dropped it into a MoVI M5 competitor.And brings it to market at a very aggressive p... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/drone-maker-dji-set-to-shake-up-3-axis-gimbal-market/
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras | Digital Camera Review

Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras | Digital Camera Review | HDSLR | Scoop.it

 Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProResTM file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.

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planet5D podcast #20 Timelapse discussion and more with Ron Risman

planet5D podcast #20 Timelapse discussion and more with Ron Risman | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Today we had Ron Risman from timelapseworkshops.com and cameratown.com – with us on the podcast!Show notes and links [adrotate group="6"]Discussion about time-lapse workshopsThe features of the SouthwestMore information about Ron’s workshopsIs timelapse overdone at this... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/planet5d-podcast-20-timelapse-discussion-and-more-with-ron-risman/
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Awesome timelapse workshops coming in October - plus $100 off discount for planet5D readers

Awesome timelapse workshops coming in October - plus $100 off discount for planet5D readers | HDSLR | Scoop.it
If you’re looking to learn timelapse, there’s no better way to do it than to get out and do it! So why not join these two new workshops in October being taught by Ron Risman, Rich Harrington, and Keith Kiska. Ron just returned from teaching a group in April, and you can see one of... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/awesome-timelapse-workshops-coming-in-october-plus-100-off-discount-for-planet5d-readers/
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A Love Letter – and Plea – to Canon

A Love Letter – and Plea – to Canon | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Dear Canon:I’ve been a fanboy of yours for just about 45 years, ever since I bought my first SLR – the Canon FT/QL — at the age of 12.Over the ensuing decades, you were my go-to company as I moved up the 35mm food chain to systems-level gear as an enthusiast (F-1) and then, once I had chi... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/a-love-letter-and-plea-to-canon/
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Syrp Variable ND Filter Now Available!

Syrp Variable ND Filter Now Available! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
When we last caught up with the team from Syrp (creators of Kickstarter success Genie, they’d just expanded their product line with their Magic Carpet slider.Fast on the heels of that product introduction, Syrp has expanded their line once again with the Syrp ND Filter kit.[adrotate g... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/syrp-variable-nd-filter-now-available/
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Monday Like: The Most Quoted Man in News

Monday Like: The Most Quoted Man in News | HDSLR | Scoop.it
"The Most Quoted Man in News" tells the story of Greg Packer, an average joe with an uncanny skill at making media appearances. Check out this great story.
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Magic Lantern Does It Again: Full-Resolution Silent Pictures

Magic Lantern Does It Again: Full-Resolution Silent Pictures | HDSLR | Scoop.it
You might not immediately get excited about this new feature from the folks over at Magic Lantern, but perhaps you should be.They have just announced that it is now possible to take a full resolution “silent” photo.You may be asking “Why should I care?”. Let’s take a look at scenarios where thi... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/magic-lantern-does-it-again-full-resolution-silent-pictures/
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Waves of Grain

Waves of Grain | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Sometimes Mother Nature makes the movie, and human beings just have to figure out a way to watch it. Video designer Keith Skretch took a piece of wood and shaved it down a fraction of an inch at a time, taking a photograph after every pass — creating a kind of CT scan of a tree.

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EBU Leans Towards a New Enhanced 1080p Format Over 4K Broadcasting

EBU Leans Towards a New Enhanced 1080p Format Over 4K Broadcasting | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Having lived in Europe for three years, I’m happy to acknowledge that Europeans do nuance better than we do in the States.Case in point: The European Broadcast Union (EBU) Policy Statement on Ultra High Definition Television.[adrotate group="6"]The EBU asserts that 4K resolution alone “…is unsa... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/ebu-leans-towards-a-new-enhanced-1080p-format-over-4k-broadcasting/
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Will GoPro Continue On As The Most Successful Camera Of All Time Or Fail? | Fstoppers

Will GoPro Continue On As The Most Successful Camera Of All Time Or Fail? | Fstoppers | HDSLR | Scoop.it
On June 25th, the action/sports camera GoPro went public and their stock grew 50% in value overnight. Their 2013 earnings were almost 1 billion dollars and their small, tough, and waterproof camera has become the world's highest selling camera. Can this company's growth continue? 
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Video: Octopus Grabs Onto Diver's Camera and Starts Removing Pieces

Video: Octopus Grabs Onto Diver's Camera and Starts Removing Pieces | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Underwater videographer Joel Kistel was filming some footage for reef-conservation nonprofit TISIRI earlier this month when he ran across a rather curious
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Shane and Lydia Hurlbut "On the Couch" at Cine Gear

Shane and Lydia Hurlbut "On the Couch" at Cine Gear | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Cine Gear wrapped up a few weeks ago but this is an interview that is worth your time to watch.Our good friends Shane and Lydia Hurlbut sit “On the Couch” and cover a huge variety of topics.They kick off the interview discussing gear at Cine Gear and what excited them:[adrotate... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/07/shane-and-lydia-hurlbut-on-the-couch-at-cine-gear/
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The Crew of HBO’s Vice on Their Go-To Gear

The Crew of HBO’s Vice on Their Go-To Gear | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Canon posted this look at how DPs on HBO's Vice use the company's cameras, including the EOS C300, XF105, XF305, and 5D Mark III.

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