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B&H: B&H Photo Black Friday Rebates & Promotions and Black Friday Deals

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RØDE Microphones Releases RØDE Racing Series

RODE MicrophonesMy friends over at RØDE Microphones have put together this very good overview and behind-the-scenes of what they did to set up the recording of the boss' new car. The tutorials and behind-the-scenes are pretty cool and informative… especially if you have to record any audio of cars for your film projects. Especially cool is the video below showing how to use the smartLav and using your smartphone to record pretty darn good audio! I like one of the comments on the first video on youtube…

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Get Ready for the DitoGear Black Friday Sale!

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DitoGear Black Friday Sale!

Get ready for Black Friday Sale at DitoGear Store! 35% discount on most of our kits and bundles! This year these great discounts on our products and bundles start on Friday, November 24th and will last through the whole weekend, until Monday, November 27th. Check our bestsellers now and prepare for best prices you can get! DitoGear DitoGear DitoGear DitoGear DitoGear DitoGear Visit the DitoGear Store for more products!


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Sekonic L-858 D Review by Barry Andersson

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Sekonic L-858 D Review

From Barry Andersson: I recently got my hands on the new Sekonic L-858 D light meter and I was excited to take it for a spin. Before I go any further let me share with you that I started using Sekonic light meters a few decades ago. I got my first light meter when I bought an Arri S 16 mm film camera when I was 19 years old. Here is the first unit I learned to how to actually use a light meter. Sekonic L-858 D Review This model didn’t have a spot metering option nor did it
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Teradek Black Friday Specials! Save BIG Starting TODAY

TeradekTeradek Black Friday is going to be a big “deal”! You can follow all of the Black Friday Deals we find on our DEALS PAGE. Teradek is giving huge discounts for their popular Bolt line of zero-delay products (500,1000 & 3000), where they're offering complete deluxe kits for the price of a bare-bone system. Additionally, when you purchase 2 x Serv Pro systems, you get a Teradek Link WiFi Router for free ($600 value).

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Teradek will be running a limited time Black Friday sale starting November 20 and ending on November 27. Deals will be available
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Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Color awareness is a learned skill. All you really need is a car. The human brain is a funny thing. For the longest time I was aware of color in only the broadest sense. I wasn’t very good at formulating color combinations, or recognizing subtle hues, or evaluating variations in hues. Fortunately I had one key experience that put me on the right path. I took a beginners class in color at an interior design school, just for fun. In the class they ran a video from the late 1980s starring a designer by the name of Carlton Wagner. He
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Sony Tech Tip Video Series: Getting To Know Your LMD Monitor

Until the end of December, Sony Professional will roll out all new tech tip videos offering quick tech tips related to monitors and production. Just like the first installments, these videos feature Sony’s own Joseph Schimizzi, an engineer with Sony, as the host and tech maven who will help production staffs navigate their way to using Sony equipment, which can be a little complicated. Any help is very much appreciated. These Sony Tech Tip videos will be released weekly and the first two for fall 2017 are already on Sony Professional Solutions American’s YouTube page. So far topics range from LMD Monitor metadata to
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Timur Civan and Nigel Stanford Collaborates for “Automatica: Robots Vs. Music”

AutomaticaThis isn't a new video, but the behind-the-scenes is new :) There are lots of people that I've admired and Timur Civan is one… and it has been a joy watching him bloom and grow as time goes on. So who is Timur? Well, he is responsible for one of the most popular planet5D posts ever: What do you get when you put a 102 year old lens on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II? I hope you enjoy this little peek into how the video was made! In case you haven't seen it, here's the original video:

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Behind the Scenes in the Manufacturing & Production of RED Digital Cinema

RED Digital CinemaVincent Laforet shared this on his Facebook timeline the other day and I'm always fascinated by what goes on in manufacturing. Maybe it has a lot to do with being able to walk the shop floor at Boeing here in St. Louis for years watching as the amazing F-15 and F-18 fighter planes are being built here. It is amazing to see the amount of work that goes into building each camera in this video showing production in California. Do you enjoy these kinds of videos as much as I do?

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Blackmagic Design Announces Updates to Micro Studio Camera 4K And More

Blackmagic seems to have a firmware update for just about everything they make. Well, in all seriousness, Blackmagic has updated a handful of items. The headliners for this mass update are the Micro Studio Camera 4K, Micro Cinema Camera, and the new 8K DeckLink Pro. Check it out below. Updates

Camera 4.7 Updates Micro Studio Camera 4K and Micro Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design’s Firmware 4.7 update for both the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera adds quite a bit to each of the cameras. The Micro Studio Camera 4K gains new video formats, dramatically improved
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Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

The art of the opening title sequence is flourishing like never before. The best ones contain clues, “Easter eggs,” as to the theme of path of the series. I’ve collected some examples below. I’m constantly on the lookout for new and interesting TV series. We live in a golden age, where I’d rather stay home and watch ten hours of deeply-plotted long form television than go to a movie theater and watch two hours of made-for-the-masses light entertainment. TV networks are trying to outdo each other in making niche content that new customers can discover over time, and a lot
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This Timelapse Was Made by Flying a Drone in Giant Circles

Need a dose of inspiration for your aerial drone imagery? This 3-minute film of drone footage from Hong Kong-based production company Visual Suspect will provide it. It was shot by fixing the drone’s camera on a landmark while the drone flies around it in giant orbits, and the result is mesmerizing. The film is called Low Earth Orbit, which is also the name for the space up to 2,000km above the Earth’s surface. It’s in the higher areas of this zone that you’re most likely to find satellites orbiting the planet (and the International Space Station). However, these closer-to-Earth
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Make Your Shots Even Smoother with Vibrafreek Kit

Introducing VibraFreek Kit – a new kit to make your shots even smoother!

Via DitoGear:
“We are thrilled to introduce Vibrafreek Kit with a completely new mounting system that lets you attach Vibrafreek on any car with the help of a standard 48-52mm speed rail. This is not all. Now you can also save 30% on parts and accessories of DitoGear Chase Car system. Buy Vibrafreek, ExArm, IsoWire, XY Module and many more items* in lowered prices! Discounts valid till November 16, 2017. Prices shown may vary slightly due to currency exchange rates. The offer is limited to product's
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Benro Giveaway Winners Announced!

Benro giveawayOur Benro giveaway ended on October 31 and we can finally announce the winners. Natalie from Kansas said,
“A big thank you to Plant5D! I am excited to try Benro MoveOver8B Carbon Giber with Slider & HH100AV HiHat with 100mm Bowl. I own a small business and take many pictures for my website. I think this product will allow me to take my photography to the next level.”
Germaine from New Mexico said,
“Thank You so Much planet5D!! For years now photography and film making has been my passion. I'm super excited for winning these high quality items. This
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Monsoon IV 4K – A 4K Storm Time-lapse Film by Mike Olbinski

Approaching thunderstorms have always been exciting to me, it started as a young boy living in Florida where summer storms are almost a daily occurrence. So frankly, I'm fascinated when I see these smashing good time lapses from people like Mike Olbinski because it takes me back to my childhood. Tho I don't ever remember being able to see scenes like these in Florida… even tho Florida is flat, they just didn't seem this dramatic. Maybe it was because I wasn't often out in the open like Mike was. The other thing that Mike does really well with his final videos
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ZEISS Unveils High-Speed DSLR Lens: ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25

Our friends at Zeiss continue to put out awesome lenses and this new Milvus 25mm f/1.4 looks awesome!

ZEISS Unveils High-Speed DSLR Lens: ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25

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With its new wide-angle focal length, the ZEISS Milvus family now boasts eleven lenses for single-lens reflex cameras, including four focal lengths with a maximum aperture of 1.4, which are perfect for videographers too. The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 is the latest focal length to be added to ZEISS’s largest range of lenses for full-frame single-lens reflex cameras. The lens, which was developed for the DSLR systems from
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This Guy Shot a Car Commercial to Sell His Girlfriend’s 1996 Honda Accord

Director Max Lanman‘s girlfriend recently needed to sell her 1996 Honda Accord. To help her out, Lanman put his skills to use and made this amazing car commercial that’s fit for TV — except, it’s for a single used car. The project required an entire creative team: in addition to Lanman writing and directing the spot (as well as piloting the drone, editing, and creating foley sounds), there was a cinematographer, actress, voice artist, stunt driver, composer for an original score, and sound designer. “A huge thanks to Carrie for letting me do this, even though it took me
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Don’t Miss This B&H Deal Zone! IK Multimedia iKlip A/V Smartphone Grip with Integrated Mic Preamp

This is something I'd never seen before but it was shared on CanonRumors this morning and I was intrigued. So if you look at the review I found (video below) there's plenty to like about this so you might want to pick one up Sale is ONLY for a short time (last I looked only 38 hours remained). One other thing (and I know many of you hate this idea…) but one other negative is there's no way to mount it vertically. So if you do FB Live streams, you'd have to have a tripod I guess that let's you mount the
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Vincent Laforet Directs Content for Incredible iPad Pro Promo

Y'all know I'm a big fan of Vincent Laforet right? The other day on Facebook, Vincent posted about being able to talk about an old commercial he shot for Apple – something for the iPad Pro launch – but they wouldn't let him (or anyone) talk about it or the production. Until now. So I asked if it was OK to share here. It is cool to be able to see much of what goes into an Apple promo piece. And when you think about the amount of work that Vincent and his team put in just for the background
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