If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

Started May 30, 2015 | Discussions
virtualkyr
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Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

Rahul Ranadive wrote:

Thanks for your response. Your equipment lists shows Camcorders. How do you make the choice between going for lets say the Canon XA20 and a Nikon D750. I can appreciate the compactness of the camcorder and the XLR audio inputs, but would the sheer Image Quality be the main reason to go out with the FF D750. I prefer SOOC images rather than working with Da Vinci---unless a special look is intended. I am hearing that a mic plugged straight into D750 sounds ok? Will have to check if the top gun Senniheiser 416 sounds ok that way.If the external Zoom or Tascam can be avoided in most situations--its so much easier to shoot.

I'm really a wedding video guy. That's how I make my money.

The decision in what to choose is very easy for me.

Traditional camcorders are best used at the Ceremony where my rule is, once you press that record button, never stop recording. Thus, a 30 minute time limit is too restrictive.

Sometimes, I shoot ceremonies as a solo video guy and I run up to 6 cameras by myself. Naturally 5 of these are mostly unmanned and I typically start those recording 15 minutes prior to ceremony start time in an attempt to show some respect and not be running around up front and all around directly prior to event start.

Additionally, the big cameras have built in XLRs which I use for my 3 Sennheiser G3 kits for recording ceremony audio, along with Tascam DR40s.

For anything that's going to require "beauty shots" or subject isolation, then the DSLR gets used. Bridal prep is the primary purpose for the DSLR.

The D750 audio is quite good on it's own with my Sennheiser ME66/K6 on a shockmount plugged straight in. I have no issues using it that way.

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Rahul Ranadive Regular Member • Posts: 108
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

virtualkyr wrote:

Rahul Ranadive wrote:

Thanks for your response. Your equipment lists shows Camcorders. How do you make the choice between going for lets say the Canon XA20 and a Nikon D750. I can appreciate the compactness of the camcorder and the XLR audio inputs, but would the sheer Image Quality be the main reason to go out with the FF D750. I prefer SOOC images rather than working with Da Vinci---unless a special look is intended. I am hearing that a mic plugged straight into D750 sounds ok? Will have to check if the top gun Senniheiser 416 sounds ok that way.If the external Zoom or Tascam can be avoided in most situations--its so much easier to shoot.

I'm really a wedding video guy. That's how I make my money.

The decision in what to choose is very easy for me.

Traditional camcorders are best used at the Ceremony where my rule is, once you press that record button, never stop recording. Thus, a 30 minute time limit is too restrictive.

Sometimes, I shoot ceremonies as a solo video guy and I run up to 6 cameras by myself. Naturally 5 of these are mostly unmanned and I typically start those recording 15 minutes prior to ceremony start time in an attempt to show some respect and not be running around up front and all around directly prior to event start.

Additionally, the big cameras have built in XLRs which I use for my 3 Sennheiser G3 kits for recording ceremony audio, along with Tascam DR40s.

For anything that's going to require "beauty shots" or subject isolation, then the DSLR gets used. Bridal prep is the primary purpose for the DSLR.

The D750 audio is quite good on it's own with my Sennheiser ME66/K6 on a shockmount plugged straight in. I have no issues using it that way.

Woah! I respect your shooting etiquette. I will look for a shock mount for the Senn 416. My sound guy is upset, as Im using him less--its a 25 yr association that is disrupted by low budgets for docs. We are all learning to both adjust and survive.Maybe the next 12 months brings in a sub $3000, 1inch sensor camcorder with XLRs that shoots 4K and looks good in low light

KrisAK Contributing Member • Posts: 726
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

Rahul Ranadive wrote:

Maybe the next 12 months brings in a sub $3000, 1inch sensor camcorder with XLRs that shoots 4K and looks good in low light

Wouldn't that be Sony's PXW-X70? It looks like the paid upgrade to 4K is finally becoming available.

virtualkyr
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Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

I've heard mixed things about the X70.

The new NX100 is really more along the lines of what I would prefer. 3 Rings, lots of buttons so no menu diving.

The AX100 is actually the better deal IMO for 4K cameras at $1,700. I've spent a lot of time with it and the AX33 at Best Buy... but I just am having a hard time getting past all the menu stuff personally.

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K Joseph Senior Member • Posts: 1,015
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

Who's still reading this post in 2020??

Proud Nikon D750 owner, trying to get better at Video

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Off The Mark Senior Member • Posts: 3,761
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

K Joseph wrote:

Who's still reading this post in 2020??

Proud Nikon D750 owner, trying to get better at Video

I sold my D750 about a year or so ago. It does have a lovely video image. I recommend shooting in flat profile (or you can import some of the other flat profiles around the internet).

If I just needed 1080p and could live with manual focus, it would still be a great hybrid camera, as it has always been a wonderful stills camera. In terms of ergonomics, I find it to be just about perfect. (Much better than either my Sony or Panasonic cameras.)

I sure hope that Nikon is able to navigate the rough economic waters ahead and continues to make great cameras.

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virtualkyr
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Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

I upgraded to the Z6 about a year ago and have been using it. But I did film a wedding last weekend and actually used the D750 and 50 1.4 D quite a bit because that is still my go to bride prep set up. I just love the shallow DOF at 1.4.

On my Z6 I run the 24.70 2.8S (on glidecam), 85 1.8S, and 14-30 F4.

For me,I shoot neutral instead of flat, because I have an easier time matching that with my batch of Canon and Sony cameras for video.

Even after all these years, the D750 is still a very good video camera as long as you can deal with the focus.

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StoneJack Contributing Member • Posts: 734
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.
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virtualkyr wrote:

A few weeks ago, a photographer friend of mine asked me to film a promo video for her high school senior model shoot. She had 27 beautiful girls she was shooting over a 4 day period. I said I'd do it and was excited to get to really test the video capabilities of my new Nikon D750.

What a workout it got! Several long days of shooting nothing but video and the camera worked like a champ. It never overheated and performed flawlessly. One day, I was on set for a full 8 hours with it on.

I found that the Standard Picture Profile and Auto WB2 setting gave very nice colors (warm) and I didn't have to do any color correction.

Looking forward to using this thing at a few weddings this year! Here's the video I made for her. Check it out!

2016 Senior Model Collection - Maria Moore Photography from KR Productions on Vimeo.

Very nice! Indeed, Nikon DSLRs do a great job in video (even if people don't recognize it that much). I have D7500 and shoot a music video on it, and it was great experience. AF in DSLR is a bit difficult to deal with, but now I have Z6, that shoots truly cinematic video. Anyway, good luck!

D7500's music video (4k to FHD), Flat profile, some color work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aHYnWvDlEg

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K Joseph Senior Member • Posts: 1,015
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

virtualkyr wrote:

I upgraded to the Z6 about a year ago and have been using it. But I did film a wedding last weekend and actually used the D750 and 50 1.4 D quite a bit because that is still my go to bride prep set up. I just love the shallow DOF at 1.4.

On my Z6 I run the 24.70 2.8S (on glidecam), 85 1.8S, and 14-30 F4.

For me,I shoot neutral instead of flat, because I have an easier time matching that with my batch of Canon and Sony cameras for video.

Even after all these years, the D750 is still a very good video camera as long as you can deal with the focus.

@Virtualkyr — how do you like the Z6 ?       Looking to add the Z6 as a second body, and for more video work, because of the IBIS, and also the 120FPS.

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RayGuselli
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Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

Hi
I have a Panasonic Semi Pro 4k Camcorder but would also like to be able to use the benefits of a Full Frame sensor for video even if only 1080P using my D750.

I use video primarily for my daughter’s horse riding and show jumping which does require a lot of focus tracking and also some zoom as she might move some distance away in an arena or field.

The Panasonic does a remarkable job but ....can I do that with my D750 if I use the 28-300 lens for example, and if so, how?

Thank you very much

Ray

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StoneJack Contributing Member • Posts: 734
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

RayGuselli wrote:

Hi
I have a Panasonic Semi Pro 4k Camcorder but would also like to be able to use the benefits of a Full Frame sensor for video even if only 1080P using my D750.

I use video primarily for my daughter’s horse riding and show jumping which does require a lot of focus tracking and also some zoom as she might move some distance away in an arena or field.

The Panasonic does a remarkable job but ....can I do that with my D750 if I use the 28-300 lens for example, and if so, how?

Thank you very much

Ray

I have doubts that D750 will be able to track for video, its AF module is for DSLR and has strong lens hunting. You can however, record video with D750 on manual with some conditions, given that you can edit the footage later. It will be good, just don't expect easy AF. Z6 as a mirrorless, has no troubles AF-ing on anything moving.

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RayGuselli
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Thank you very much....appreciated.

Best wishes Ray

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Off The Mark Senior Member • Posts: 3,761
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

RayGuselli wrote:

Hi
I have a Panasonic Semi Pro 4k Camcorder but would also like to be able to use the benefits of a Full Frame sensor for video even if only 1080P using my D750.

I use video primarily for my daughter’s horse riding and show jumping which does require a lot of focus tracking and also some zoom as she might move some distance away in an arena or field.

The Panasonic does a remarkable job but ....can I do that with my D750 if I use the 28-300 lens for example, and if so, how?

Thank you very much

Ray

I agree with Stonejack on this one.

The D750 video autofocus is bad, so you will need to do manual focus (as well as zoom by hand, obviously). Plus the D750 has no in built image stabilization (IBIS), so with such a big lens, you would probably want to use something like a monopod and a video head, which can get cumbersome.

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RayGuselli
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Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

Thank you off the mark...

Clearly a lot to consider and the 750, good as it is with stills is clearly not an alternative for my specific video needs.

Best wishes Ray

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Ironfilm Regular Member • Posts: 218
Re: If you own Nikon lenses, the D750 does amazing video.

Agreed, the D750 is quite amazing for both stills and video!

D750 might be the best ever 1080 DSLR.

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