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Nikon D300s video + mic = Great Hope for D700s?

In D90, Equipment, TimeLapse, Video on July 31, 2009 at 12:02 am

d300sToday, Nikon announced the late August release of the D300s and D3000, as well as two lenses (notably the 70-200) with improved VR capabilities. Press release here. DPReview has an all-too brief hands-on write-up here.

I’m hoping the new features in both cameras are tasters for better things to come in full-frame DSLR bodies (the D700x, according to this ‘leaked roadmap.’) released in the fall. (Here’s why you shouldn’t believe any supposed roadmaps)

For multimedia shooters, the D300s offers a 3.5mm external mic input and “contrast-based autofocus” for ‘tripod only’ use. As for how any of this will translate in real use, we’ll have to wait a few weeks. Video quality and the 5min time-constraint on long shots seem to be no improvement on the D90, although Nikon-released sample videos by professional photogs show almost no traces of the jello-effect (Editing?). Hit the jump for D300s video samples from award-winning photogs Ami Vitale and Richard Bosch. Read the rest of this entry »


Wonderful Multimedia Work

In Multimedia, Showcase, Video on July 26, 2009 at 12:17 am


Click on the images to skip to the feature, or hit the jump for descriptions. Read the rest of this entry »

D90 Video – Taipei Night Test with DIY steadicam

In D90, Equipment, Tools, Video on July 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Here’s a test-run edit of my new Nikon D90. It’s a little tricky having to pre-plan your focus but overall, I’m pretty happy with the camera & especially with the interchangeable lenses. Used in this clip – 80-400mm 2.8, 85mm 1.8 and a 20mm 2.8 for the scooter and homemade steadicam shots.

Click here for a larger version of the video. For slower computers, I find Vimeo works best in IE over Firefox.