I am contemplating buying a D800. I'm interested in it's video capabilities as well as still image capture. I have a D700 and noticed something peculiar about how picture controls are implemented when processed in-camera (unless I am mistaken).
If I build a picture control that makes use of a custom curve (built with the picture control utility) it appears that the curve is not applied to JPEGs in-camera even though the other parameters are. This is no big deal with still images because I shoot raw anyway.
With video, however, this becomes a much bigger deal because video is always reduced to 8-bit. Can anybody tell me whether the D800 applies custom curves in-camera for video? If so, that would be very nice - but if it works like the D700 custom curves aren't applied in-camera, and that would be too bad.
#3. "RE: D800 Video Question" In response to Reply # 2 Fri 30-Mar-12 02:53 AM by mdonovan
Gotchya .... I'd like to,know the answer as well ... All I can find is basically 4-2-2 output via hdmi. So your saying you don't think it can output log or linear color ? I am only familiar with this from the post side. Bummer that it is only 8bit ... That limits post capabilities significantly.
#4. "RE: D800 Video Question" In response to Reply # 3
I figured it out (at least on the D700). It turns out that Active D-Lighting overrides the custom curve. It works only if Active D-Lighting is turned off; then it will apply the curve to JPEGs in-camera.
Back to the original question, though. Does it work with video on the D800?