Custom tone curves for D4

Started Mar 19, 2012 | Discussions
Conradv Junior Member • Posts: 36
Custom tone curves for D4

We have just picked up a d4 for video work and would like to know whether you can upload to the camera custom tone curves using picture control in nx2 for this camera.

As we are still using capture 4 with our d2x this new software is unfamiliar but our initial interaction with this software would indicate that this feature is unavailable except from the standard picture control settings.

Thanks in advance.


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Denis Van der Staey
Denis Van der Staey Regular Member • Posts: 422
Re: Custom tone curves for D4

Hi Conrad,

"Using Picture Control Utility, you can manage custom Picture Controls to adjust RAW images (NEF). You can also create a custom Picture Control and export/import it between ViewNX and a memory card."

The start button for the Picture Control utility is hidden somewhere in Capture NX2, so you need to find it first.

In NX2, open any NEF file. This is necessary to be able to expand the Edit List pane which is normally at the right side of the screen.

In the Edit List pane, under Camera Settings, in the Picture Control section, you will see a symbol just to the left of the Reset button, with which you can launch the Picture Control utility.

Click on the triangle at the right top of the symbol to see the possible options. One is "Launch Picture Control Utility".

You can then create your own picture control. Follow the documentation/help for this.

Hope his helps.

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Rotherhithe Regular Member • Posts: 111
Re: Custom tone curves for D4

You should be able to do it with ViewNX which should also come with the camera

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