cinema5D Essentials – Our New YouTube Educational Series Goes Live!

It’s taken some time, but it is finally here. Our cinema5D Essentials YouTube Series is going live! One of our secret dreams was to find a way to support the aspiring creative filmmaking community by creating a series of videos aiming to impart basic knowledge. After all, we acknowledge our responsibility and are proud to be able to come up with something fresh and fun. 

In order to help us execute our idea, we’ve asked the talented Li-Lian Ahlskog Hou to join our team. Li-Lian is a camerawoman, editor and producer operating from London and Oslo. Please welcome Li-Lian, we truly feel fortunate having her on board.

What may look easy on screen actually takes A LOT of time and effort to make. We are happy to share with you that Tilta – a manufacturer providing you with industry-leading equipment and an entire professional solution to your filmmaking needs – has picked up the glove by sponsoring our first 12 episodes. Without their support, it would have been even harder to realise our initiative, so we are truly proud of having them as supporters.

The cinema5D Essentials Subscriber Gimbal Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of cinema5D Essentials, we will be giving away few of Tilta’s new fabulous handheld gimbal, the Tiltamax Gravity G1. Check it out on their website. Simply subscribe to the cinema5D YouTube channel for a chance to win a gimbal over the next three months!

Now, as ambitious as we are with this new educational YouTube series, we hope you understand that there is still a learning curve, room for fine tuning and improvements from our side. We will get better and more focused with time, so comments and constructive criticism are always welcome!

In our first episode, Li-Lian and Johnnie will discuss anamorphic shooting and how you can alternatively achieve the anamorphic look on a budget by using the modestly-priced SLR Magic Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter. We already recently tested this adapter and you can read more about it here. Music for that episode is kindly provided by Art List.

Thank you and let the show begin!

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Deniz Arslan

Is it somewhere available in Europe? I searched but couldnt find it. Any tipps? Thanks!

 Erkki Juurus
Erkki Juurus, the European sponsor of the site do carry SLR Magic adapters and lenses, so it might be a good idea to send them an email or ring them.

Another option could be to try They seem to have all the SLR Magic adapters listed, including the newest one, but they might not have it in stock yet, either.

Deniz Arslan

It is not online on but on
Thanks for the tip!

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Oldie Prost

Hi! Is it possible to watch some sample footage that was maked with that adaptor? THank you!


How is this different from the $800:
“SLR Magic Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter MFR# SLRA40-1.33X”

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Erkki Juurus

I believe there are two main differences with the two. The older model needs to be focused separately, and it’s designed for 4:3 sensors. Although you can use it with 16:9 or 3:2 sensors, too, but with more cropping and black bars. The new adaptor is designed to work directly with 16:9 sensors, so there will be less cropping taking place, and the adapter works even with autofocus lenses, unlike the older version. Li Lian & Johnnie mentioned it in the video, btw. Here’s a nice video about using the older Anamorphot 1.33 adaptor. It explains the basics of setting… Read more »

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