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Scotty

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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Mon 18-Feb-13 06:44 AM

How good is the 3200 video output? Quality wise... what is the maximum time of video clips?

D2Xs + AF20-35mm f2.8 + AF35-70mm f2.8 + AF80-200mm f2.8

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MEMcD

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#1. "RE: 3200 for video" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 18-Feb-13 06:59 AM

Hi Alex,

I am not sure of the quality but the maximum length is 20 minutes.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Scotty

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#2. "RE: 3200 for video" | In response to Reply # 1

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Mon 18-Feb-13 03:18 PM

Thanks for that...

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pjonesCET

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#3. "RE: 3200 for video" | In response to Reply # 1

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Tue 19-Feb-13 06:41 PM | edited Wed 20-Feb-13 03:37 PM by pjonesCET

Here is a Short sample I did on my 3200 it includes sound.
if you want to see what video looks like.

This was my first attempt and I did not use any Flash or light other than the overhead florescents (One coolwhite, the other Daylight.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxQ65mKK_cF5M19TUDJ1NjdnWU0/edit?usp=sharing

There is no way to post videos on gallery or in Post so I provided a link. uploaded to cloud.

I should have turned the sound off. The child in question that was asked the question was just 3 years old

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Tony1337

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#4. "RE: 3200 for video" | In response to Reply # 2

Tony1337 Registered since 20th Jan 2013
Sat 23-Feb-13 08:53 AM

By the way, the reason for such restrictions on video length is likely due to a European tax on video cameras. Under European law, a video camera is defined as a camera which can shoot more than 30 or more minutes of video, so you'll see a lot of cameras put a cap at 20:00 or 29:59 to avoid the tax.

mareng

Thatcham. GB, UK
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#5. "RE: 3200 for video" | In response to Reply # 3

mareng Registered since 14th Jan 2013
Sun 24-Feb-13 12:58 PM | edited Sun 24-Feb-13 12:59 PM by mareng

I have done a couple of short videos on my D3100. The first was some ladies Line Dancing at which I stood by a speaker so the music was very clear. I shot the video in short lengths of a few minutes each, then stitched them together with a bit of editing using the Nikon supplied Quicktime and the NX2 editing software. The video was shot in Landscape.
I then converted with Convertelite (free software) to a .wmv file such that I could insert it in Microsoft Movie Maker so anybody could see it. This allowed me to add Titles and Credits.
Another time I took some video clips of a Beefeater (guard from the Tower of London) giving a talk ( I was sat on the front row to pick up his voice clearly, though he didn't need a microphone being an ex RSM). As I didn't have a wide angle lens only the kit lens I had to shoot in Portrait.
Now video doesn't change orientation unlike a still.
I eventually found some free software that allowed me to rotate the video without any effect on the person. This was Videosoft.
As long as you change the orientation before converting to .wmv then you are ok.
If you convert then turn your person comes out rotund.
You can then add to MS Movie Maker and add stills, credits, effects and transitions or another video.
During the publishing stage at the end you can compress the file for emailing but then you loose sharpness. With video and music you can be up to 1Mb/second so a large file.

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