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#1 Richard Capamagian

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:03 AM

ok, does anyone make movies using Nikon at all?, I know Canon 5D mark II are often used, but not sure about Nikon?


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:22 AM

Nikon did not seem to take up the 'motion picture' DSLR feature and run with it as Canon has. I bought the Wife a D600 but because its the Wife's camera I don't get to 'play' with it much, but my impression is that accessing the motion picture features is 'clunkier' than Canon.

 

For my motion picture activities I have had a Lumix GH-1 for years now, and last year got a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and I find both far easier to 'pick up and use' than the Nikon.

 

I don't know if there are any 'hacks' for the Nikon line such as there are for Canon, so that could indicate the lack of 'enthusiast' support for the line as well.


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#3 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:42 AM

I do remember the camera briefly popping up after a high-bitrate hack was discovered.  Not as permanent or well-documented as Magic Lantern, though. Otherwise, people were possibly deterred by the moire which comes from higher-resolution due to the line-skipping involved to downscale the image to 1080p. 

 

Canon beat Nikon to the punch with these video cameras after Nikon's R&D was interrupted by the tsunami in Thailand, and is now in the denouement of the 5-year dominance in DSLR video.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:20 PM

thanks for the reply, that is very interesting, I also noticed that film makers are using Canon 1DX which apparently has cine mode?


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