by Sebastian Wöber | 3rd March 2014
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
by Sebastian Wöber | 5th October 2012
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of IBC 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Here we have new motorized sliders by two different companies. The Varavon slider costs is very affordable and can also upgrade existing Varavon sliders. The Lanparte slider goes faster and can memorize motion, but is also more expensive. Varavon has made some good products. I’m sure this slider is worth checking out if you’re looking for motion at an affordable price. The Varavon slidecam sliders will be available here sooner or later, in the meantime you can check the Varavon website. The dedicated motorized slider will be $1100 and the normal kit version (base slider with upgrade kit) $980. Varavon told me there are different motors for different speeds. Lanparte is a brand I am not very familiar with, but their slider looked very interesting. As they had a German representative it was also culturally easier to get a conversation about their products started. It is hard to beat the Varavon pricetag, but the Lanparte slider had some unique features like the memory, the fast motion and the timelapse functionality. Also it seemed robust. This is their international website: LINK Here’s one of the European resellers: LINK (or hdvideoshop.com)Read more
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