The cinema5D forum that was moved away from this website 1 year ago will come back to the cinema5D domain today. The content will stay the same, the styling and usability will be new. How it all started I founded cinema5D 6 years ago when the first video capable DSLR cameras were announced. As a filmmaker I felt the need for a platform where we as a community that was quickly building around the new technologies could help each other put these limited, but exciting new tools to work. The forum was born and grew quickly and I tried to handle all the duties as a forum admin investing back into the platform and adding new features to make it better and cover more ground. How it all ended Last year there was a point when I couldn’t handle it all on my own anymore and other duties and ideas called me. At the same time planet5D offered to help and take over the forum responsibilities, so we moved the forum over. Today In the meantime together with my two new partners Nino Leitner and Johnnie Behiri we rebuilt the cinema5D platform from the ground. We then started to put our main focus on camera reviews and industry news. The forum part of cinema5D has been missing ever since. And now, as a team with new ideas, connections to the industry and an ever growing number of collaborators we feel we have the capacity to house the forum at cinema5D for good. Why? For me it was the logical step to move the forum away when I saw it suffer under the limited time I had for it. I didn’t want to let it decay. I realize today that this might not have been the right decision and with the new friends, sponsors and colleagues I have met and the new cinema5D office facilities we have established we feel we’re ready to move everything back under one roof again. Here’s what will happen: We have created a new forum housing on cinema5D that should integrate seamlessly. If you are a member at the planet5D forums you will automatically be redirected. The only change for you will be the domain name and the forum design which we have adapted to our current cinema5D design and partly leaned on the old cinema5D forum design and functionality. Our biggest focus was readability and a simplistic, community orientated design with a focus on communication and a modern feel. We hope you will welcome the change. We have kept all current forum features and we will listen to all your recommendations and wishes as it is our main goal to make this a useful place for filmmakers. Also we would like to say sorry for any inconvenience the moving around has caused and will cause, including a downtime during the transition on Monday March 17th. To make this a positive experience we are preparing some big give-aways from certain well known manufacturers and also we’re trying to improve the whole platform for a better experience for all our frequent readers and members. We will keep you updated on this matter, but there are really some exciting things ahead which we’re sure you will enjoy with us. And please, feedback is very welcome, positive or negative, we want to hear what you have to say and we want to listen. Many greetings from Vienna, Sebastian WöberRead more
cinema5D has been the “forum for DSLR filmmakers” for 3 and a half years. There’s no question cinema5D will always be cinema5D, but with so many new “large sensor” cameras that are or aren’t DSLR’s I think the time has come to alter that subtitle to represent the large scope of affordable cinema cameras cinema5D serves as a platform. I need your help to find the best possible subtitle for cinema5D!!! The main purpose of the subtitle is to make new visitors understand where they have landed. Something to keep in mind when you go crazy with your creative ideas in the comments. Thanks for your help! Old: cinema5D – the forum for DSLR filmmakers Some suggestions from me: cinema5D – large sensor filmmaking cinema5D – the forum for indie filmmakers cinema5D – filmmaking in the digital age cinema5D – digital camera revolution platform cinema5D – my sensor is larger than yours cinema5D – the ultimate platform for filmmakers cinema5D – the forum for digital filmmakers cinema5D – the forum for digital filmmaking cinema5D – the forum for future filmmakers cinema5D – online dating for DSLR lenses I must admit, I think DSLR was a cool word, while “large sensor” and “indie” really isn’t. What subtitle for cinema5D do you guys have in mind?Read more
After 3 and a half years we’re seeing an update to the camera that spawned this website. The camera’s announcement day is rumored to be Friday March 2nd 2012. Here are first leaked pictures of the Canon 5D mark III: These were posted in the canonrumors forum:Read more
The cinema5D forum has evolved: I present to you the cinema5Dreviews page that we’ve been working on. This is not a new forum page, this is a whole new section of cinema5D, uniquely programmed and embedded into the cinema5D platform. What is it? cinema5Dreviews is a growing database of reviews for filmmaking equipment. It is in Beta right now. What can it do for me? It has a lot of very valuable information on each filmmaking product all put in one place by fellow filmmakers. You save time surfing the web and you might find information you could have missed somewhere else. No more endless forum searching for reviews and opinions on products. It is all gathered in one place. ➔ Opinions by fellow filmmakers (which you can trace back because they’re forum members) ➔ the best video reviews gathered by you from YouTube and Vimeo, or add your own. ➔ prices ➔ ratings ➔ collection of product highlights ➔ currently sortable by star rating, price or name Who is filling the database? You. And any other cinema5D forum member can add to the database. If you have tried or own the product you can add your opinion and give a rating for the product. You can also add new products and can add details to existing products. Not only HDSLR HDSLRs are great, they’ve upgraded our clips, films, productions, but we’re also embracing all other low budget large sensor cameras and their accessories. More categories to come, please post your preferred categories in the comments to this article. It needs to be filled This database has just been born and it will become more powerful the more you feed it. Since we’ve written this software on our own and with an extremely tight budget we need some time and your feedback to work out all the glitches. It’s beta, so if something doesn’t work please be patient and let us know. That’s it. The more you use it the better and faster we can improve the platform to your benefit. Now go check it out and add a product or two: www.cinema5d.com/reviews/Read more
Last week was a crazy ride. The two indie cinema revolutionizers RED and Canon presented their new tech and its impact can be expected to become huge. There’s so much to talk about and cinema5D exists for just that purpose. We’ve installed new subcategories for all 3 models in our unique forums. Come in and join us. Our forums comprise 2 major categories: Large Sensor DSLRs and Large Sensor Camcorders Both hold a graphical interface so you can easily customize and choose the camera forums you’d like to watch. The Canon EOS C300 forum: With the EOS C300 Canon has entered the professional cinema market. Alongside their new cine lenses the C300 is the first in Canons Cinema EOS lineup. See the related Canon C300 announcement article here. Go to the forums now. The Canon EOS Concept Cine DSLR forum: We call it the 5D mark III for now. See the related Canon EOS cine concept article here. Go to the forums now. The RED Scarlet-X forum: The new RED Scarlet-X looks like a truly revolutionary camera for independent filmmakers. Never before has 4k been that affordable. See the related Scarlet-X announcement article here. Go to the forums now.Read more
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