Luxli Viola 5″ Portable Multicolor LED Light Panels

It's always a good idea to pack a small LED Light. You never know when you need to add a little fill to your subject, a product, or maybe use one to bring up the ambient lighting in a small room. A bonus if that light was able to adjust temperature from 3200K-5600K. And if you're extra creative, you may go as far as carry a set of colored gels too. If this is starting to sound complicated, perhaps it's time to check out the Luxli Viola Multicolor 5" LED panel. A few examples I could think the Luxli Viola
lights_foreground
Learn-More-sm
Continue reading "Luxli Viola 5″ Portable Multicolor LED Light Panels"

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-29: Affordable Cine Lenses, Rumored Nikon Lens, Controlling Lens Flare, When to Have a New Camera, Fuji’s New Features Fixes Bugs, New Panasonic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Review

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

New B&H Deals page for planet5D!

Please click these links before buying at B&H Photo/Video

Continue reading "dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-29: Affordable Cine Lenses, Rumored Nikon Lens, Controlling Lens Flare, When to Have a New Camera, Fuji’s New Features Fixes Bugs, New Panasonic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Review"

SlingStudio Wireless Portable Multi-Camera Production and Live Stream

SlingStudio is a new product recently announced at the NABShow. With the popularity of Multi-Camera Live Streaming videos growing over the past year, I find this is one of the most innovative products to drop in 2017. With the SlingStudio you can take advantage of using (ios and Android) smartphones as inexpensive wireless cameras, or use any of your professional cameras by adding their CameraLink adapter. Here's an unboxing and general setup with the brand new SlingStudio. How it works:
The SlingStudio Hub can work off of battery power, so it's truly portable. Once you power it on, it acts
SlingStudio Wireless Live Switch Live Stream Live Production
Continue reading "SlingStudio Wireless Portable Multi-Camera Production and Live Stream"

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-26: Sale of Drones Ban in Australia, 500px Selling Your Photos in Fotolia, Bokeh Backdrop, Pocket-sized TILE Light LED, ARRI’s New Lightweight Matte Box

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

New B&H Deals page for planet5D!

Please click these links before buying at B&H Photo/Video and more or Amazon (anything from soup to diapers to cameras) – this

Continue reading "dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-26: Sale of Drones Ban in Australia, 500px Selling Your Photos in Fotolia, Bokeh Backdrop, Pocket-sized TILE Light LED, ARRI’s New Lightweight Matte Box"

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-25: Drone Registration Law, Animatronic dinosaurs, Public Domain Images, DJI Spark, Chronos 1.4c High-Speed Camera, and more

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

Deal:

New B&H Deals page for planet5D!

Please click

Continue reading "dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-25: Drone Registration Law, Animatronic dinosaurs, Public Domain Images, DJI Spark, Chronos 1.4c High-Speed Camera, and more"

Production Tip: Add Multi Camera Views QuadView to any HDMI Monitor

Here's a quick production tip. One problem I run into quite a bit is when i'm asked to offer a multiview (quad view) of the different camera angles (especially handy with interview setups). While you can buy a dedicated monitor that offers these features, a more flexible way is to use a Multiview adapter like the Decimator DMON-4s (found here). Again, this is helpful when you need to direct multiple shooters, or when you need to share all of the feeds to a client for a review.
This is also helpful when shooting events as you can monitor what your
decimator dmon 4s
decimator dmon-4s quad quadview multiview
Learn-More-sm
Continue reading "Production Tip: Add Multi Camera Views QuadView to any HDMI Monitor"

Pre-Order DJI’s new Spark Drone Now

DJI just announced a new Spark Drone, and like the Mavic Pro fiasco i'm sure it will sell out early. If you're looking to pre-order your brand new #DJI #Spark #Drone, you can find them (here):
dji sparkdji drone sparkdji spark dronedji drone spark newblue dji drone spark
Buy Now Button Tiny DJI Spark Drone Pre-Order
Product Overview:
Spark is a mini drone that features all of DJI's signature technologies, allowing you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired. With intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality, Spark empowers you to push your creative boundaries. Features:
Quick Launch
With FaceAware, Spark lifts off from your hand Continue reading "Pre-Order DJI’s new Spark Drone Now"

SlingStudio Live Streaming Live Switching Live Production

sling studio slingstudio wireless live stream To me, the new SlingStudio is one of the most innovative products shown at NAB2017, and i'm lucky to have a set to review prior to their official release! I've been a big fan of Live Switching and Live Streaming for a few years, but it's been out of reach for many small production teams. Now SlingStudio is making it easier and simpler to offer Multi-Cam Live Streaming.
With SlingStudio you can stream a video feed from any camera (with HDMI out), or install an app on iOS and Android Smartphones and use those devices to stream video back to
SlingStudio Wireless Live Switch Live Stream Live Production
Continue reading "SlingStudio Live Streaming Live Switching Live Production"

Unboxing and Overview of Aputure Tri8 C LED Light Panel with 888 LED Bulbs

The 'Tri8' (triple 8) is a new LED Light Panel from Aputure that jams 888 LED bulbs into a panel roughly measuring 10"x8". If you're familiar with their Amaran line of panels such as the AL528 or HR672, this is pretty much inline with those models, except that they've taken the build quality from their higher end LS1 panels. This particular Tri8C model from Aputure I received feels like it has a concentrated beam angle which is good for getting your lights to reach a bit further. Though, I wouldn't be surprised if they offered different versions of this Continue reading "Unboxing and Overview of Aputure Tri8 C LED Light Panel with 888 LED Bulbs"

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-24: Canon Patents, Tripod Tricks, Fun Photography Tricks, Microsoft Surface Pro, VIRB 360, GoPro HERO4 Deal

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

Deal:

New B&H Deals page for planet5D!

Please click these links before buying at B&H

Continue reading "dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-24: Canon Patents, Tripod Tricks, Fun Photography Tricks, Microsoft Surface Pro, VIRB 360, GoPro HERO4 Deal"

Quick Folding Rack Shelf for Equipment on Location

Especially when i'm working on Live Production on location, i'm always thinking about where my ATEM setup would be. Sometimes you have to bring your own table, but here's an alternative option - a full 3 shelf Folding Portable Rack.
These racks are light enough to carry and fold down quickly to transport in your car. They setup just as fast without tools and is a good way of keeping your bags together and off the floor. The wheels make it easy to move gear about, and there's been times where i've even gone as far as using cable bike
origami shelf rack folding rack
Learn-More-sm
Continue reading "Quick Folding Rack Shelf for Equipment on Location"

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-23: Photo and Video Apps, Why compression is a disaster, Taking Pictures at Antelope Canyon, Better Black and White Photos, Choosing a Location for for Natural Light, Cinevate Duzi V4, Canon EOS Rebel SL2

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

New B&H Deals page for planet5D!

Please click these links before

Continue reading "dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-23: Photo and Video Apps, Why compression is a disaster, Taking Pictures at Antelope Canyon, Better Black and White Photos, Choosing a Location for for Natural Light, Cinevate Duzi V4, Canon EOS Rebel SL2"

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-23: Photo and Video Apps, Why compression is a disaster, Taking Pictures at Antelope Canyon, Better Black and White Photos, Choosing a Location for for Natural Light, Cinevate Duzi V4, Canon EOS Rebel SL2

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

New B&H Deals page for planet5D!

Please click these links before

Continue reading "dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-23: Photo and Video Apps, Why compression is a disaster, Taking Pictures at Antelope Canyon, Better Black and White Photos, Choosing a Location for for Natural Light, Cinevate Duzi V4, Canon EOS Rebel SL2"

Tenba Cineluxe Backpack 21 Shoulder Bag BackPack Hybrid

I shoot with 3 Ursa Mini 4.6K cameras, and that comes with a few challenges. When traveling I do like to have all my gear in one case, but it's not always ideal when our shooters have to split up. At this point we need to pack separate bags. Another problem is that we typically have to break the Ursa Mini 4.6K cameras down to fit into most bags or backpacks - which really slows you down during production. So over the last few weeks i've been searching for various bags that can accept a fully 'rigged' camera.
tenba 21 cineluxe
tenba backpack 21
tenba cineluxe 21 bag
tenba hybrid bag
Continue reading "Tenba Cineluxe Backpack 21 Shoulder Bag BackPack Hybrid"

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-22: UHD, Sky Replacement in Premiere Pro, the Rainbow Spider, Electronic Shutter, Rolling Shutter and Flash, GL Optics 12mm T2.9, DJI’s New Mini Drone, Nikon’s D750 at $1500

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

Deal:

New B&H Deals page for planet5D!

Please

Continue reading "dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-22: UHD, Sky Replacement in Premiere Pro, the Rainbow Spider, Electronic Shutter, Rolling Shutter and Flash, GL Optics 12mm T2.9, DJI’s New Mini Drone, Nikon’s D750 at $1500"

New Sony 16-35mm and 12-24mm Full Frame Lenses

When I first moved from Canon DSLRs to Sony Mirrorless cameras, I often adapted my Canon lenses using a metabones adapter. Mainly because back then the seelction of good E-Mount 'Full Frame' lenses were small. But over time Sony continues to expand their line of full frame e-mount lenses and with Sony's excellent auto focus system, you just can't beat working with native lenses. One of my favorite lenses is the 16-35mm but at F/4 it wasn't the greatest. Now Sony has just announced a new 16-35mm F/2.8 GM (G Master) version and this is definitely a lens to
new sony 16-35 12-24
Learn-More-sm
Continue reading "New Sony 16-35mm and 12-24mm Full Frame Lenses"

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-19: Drone Footage Channel, Retrieve Files from Failing Drives, Google Lens, Matching Photographs with Pantone Swatches, Colorize Black & White Photos, Canon Pulls Firmware for 7D Mark II, New Sony FE Lenses, B&H Flash Sale, Panasonic GH4 Deal

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-05-18: Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 OS Review, Footage from Spacewalk, Photographing Decaying Buildings, Google Pixel’s Tech in Your iPhone, DIY photography Techniques, SmoothVu, Silencer Air, Sony Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses, 10% off All Nikon Gear

What's new? Here's the dailyPlanet5D news:

Video News:

Photography News:

Gear:

Deal: