Youtube videos about D800 Live View

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Horshack
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Youtube videos about D800 Live View
Apr 10, 2012

I've posted a few so far...more planned soon.

AF performance and AF modes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzIxNOBPaaM&hd=1

Exposure Preview, On-screen meter and histogram:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ma806K764&hd=1

Magnification Levels plus comments on interpolation issue:
http://youtu.be/wAu8sCti0wg?hd=1

Power Aperture demontration:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOE--l3qyuY&hd=1

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In reply to Horshack, Apr 10, 2012

Nice, do you know why the power aperture function only works with HDMI recording ?

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In reply to Horshack, Apr 10, 2012

Well done HS and thank you for your time and effort in creating these videos for us!

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In reply to trend1, Apr 10, 2012

Thanks for making these available. Appreciated.
Nicely done.

Cheers.

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In reply to Horshack, Apr 10, 2012

Finally, some helpful information, instead of negative comments and fear mongering!
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thanks horshack.

The live histogram video answered loads of questions i couldn't figure out from the manual i downloaded.

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In reply to andy bp, Apr 10, 2012

Thanks for making these videos.

I'm intrigued by the face-tracking feature - it seems to work well.

I shoot a lot of editorial portraits (environmental, full length, always from a tripod), and I'm curious if face-tracking is more than just a gimmick. So far in your videos you haven't actually taken a picture. I'm looking forward to seeing the process (I hate it on my D700, and just use Live View for focusing). Does the mirror stay up? Does the LCD screen black out? And, most important, how fast can you shoot? - I read somewhere that in Live View you can only take a picture once every 5 seconds (?!) Elsewhere I read that it depends on the memory card, and that with a fast card you can shoot at one frame per second.

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Thanks. Very helpful.
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elliotn wrote:

Thanks for making these videos.

I'm intrigued by the face-tracking feature - it seems to work well.

I shoot a lot of editorial portraits (environmental, full length, always from a tripod), and I'm curious if face-tracking is more than just a gimmick. So far in your videos you haven't actually taken a picture. I'm looking forward to seeing the process (I hate it on my D700, and just use Live View for focusing). Does the mirror stay up? Does the LCD screen black out? And, most important, how fast can you shoot? - I read somewhere that in Live View you can only take a picture once every 5 seconds (?!) Elsewhere I read that it depends on the memory card, and that with a fast card you can shoot at one frame per second.

The mirror stays up for non-flash exposures but the shutter cycles since the D800 doesn't have an electronic first curtain like Canon/Sony. The cycle time between photos is painfully slow - the camera blacks out the LCD until the image has been completely written to the card.

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Zlik wrote:

Nice, do you know why the power aperture function only works with HDMI recording ?

I don't. I assume there's some technical reason but whatever it is it's not obvious to me.

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Thank you for shooting these videos. Awesome work.

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Horshack wrote:

elliotn wrote:

Thanks for making these videos.

I'm intrigued by the face-tracking feature - it seems to work well.

I shoot a lot of editorial portraits (environmental, full length, always from a tripod), and I'm curious if face-tracking is more than just a gimmick. So far in your videos you haven't actually taken a picture. I'm looking forward to seeing the process (I hate it on my D700, and just use Live View for focusing). Does the mirror stay up? Does the LCD screen black out? And, most important, how fast can you shoot? - I read somewhere that in Live View you can only take a picture once every 5 seconds (?!) Elsewhere I read that it depends on the memory card, and that with a fast card you can shoot at one frame per second.

The mirror stays up for non-flash exposures but the shutter cycles since the D800 doesn't have an electronic first curtain like Canon/Sony. The cycle time between photos is painfully slow - the camera blacks out the LCD until the image has been completely written to the card.

Thanks for the update. If you have to wait seconds between shots, it does seem that face-recognition is a gimmick.

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Great post. Very useful. Would be nice to have more posts like this.

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Nicely done and much appreciated!

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Great job, thanks for taking the time to do this and to advice us...
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In reply to Horshack, Apr 11, 2012

Thank you, Horshack. I found the video on magnification and interpolation very useful, and I'm very interested in your future findings on this subject.

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Horshack wrote:

elliotn wrote:

Thanks for making these videos.

I'm intrigued by the face-tracking feature - it seems to work well.

I shoot a lot of editorial portraits (environmental, full length, always from a tripod), and I'm curious if face-tracking is more than just a gimmick. So far in your videos you haven't actually taken a picture. I'm looking forward to seeing the process (I hate it on my D700, and just use Live View for focusing). Does the mirror stay up? Does the LCD screen black out? And, most important, how fast can you shoot? - I read somewhere that in Live View you can only take a picture once every 5 seconds (?!) Elsewhere I read that it depends on the memory card, and that with a fast card you can shoot at one frame per second.

The mirror stays up for non-flash exposures but the shutter cycles since the D800 doesn't have an electronic first curtain like Canon/Sony. The cycle time between photos is painfully slow - the camera blacks out the LCD until the image has been completely written to the card.

One thing I really wish they would have included, especially considering how Nikon themselves stress reducing vibration.

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In reply to Horshack, Apr 11, 2012

Thanks for the videos. Very nice!

Can you tell me if continuous AF, as well as the face-tracking feature, work while recording video in just the same way as we see in LV tutorial?

Cheers,
Ran

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RanL wrote:

Thanks for the videos. Very nice!

Can you tell me if continuous AF, as well as the face-tracking feature, work while recording video in just the same way as we see in LV tutorial?

Yes, continuous AF and object/face tracking are available while recording video.

FYI - since making the CDAF video I have discovered that the D800's continuous AF shuts down completely when light levels drop below a certain threshold - the camera seems to stop detecting focus loss and so never attempts to reacquire focus. I don't have a precise EV measure on the threshold yet.

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