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How Are You Primarily Using Your D800 or D800E?

PerroneFord

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"RE: How Are You Primarily Using Your D800 or D800E?"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Thu 15-Aug-13 02:00 AM

>>Wow,
>>
>>I surely would be looking for something else for video if
>>that's your primary consideration. For less money you
>could
>>be into a Blackmagic Cinema camera. Get 2K RAW video.
>Hell
>>of a lot better than a D800 for $1k less. Or for $1k more
>get
>>their 4K version.
>>
>>-P
>>
>http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagiccinemacamera/
>
>Perone, Does not that depends on your final use?

Nope. Not for me. Just like stills. Even when I am delivering to the web, I still shoot my D800 or D3s on RAW and not JPG basic.


>Some of us do not want/need huge RAW Video files.

So don't shoot them. Shoot ProResLT

>If your highest use is DVD or even BlueRay for viewing on TV,
>even DNxHD 36 might be overkill,

Not really, for much the same reason as shooting 12MP JPG isn't overkill for delivering 8x10.

>but the minimum 220 MegaBytes per second of the BM is just way
>too much to deal with.

Who said the minimum was 220mbps?

>I only use a Shuttle II for one reason:
>Uninterrupted recording.
>I erase those huge files as soon as I have converted them.

Cool. Do you erase your RAW image files from the Nikon as well?


>I also use the D800 primarily for my "Home Movies",
> but enjoy all the other attributes of these cameras too.
>And, the BlackMagic makes a lousy still camera.

The BM is about as bad at stills as the D800 is at video. Pick your poison.

Incidentally, the BM is shooting a frame size about equivalent to the D2h (which put untold photos on the cover of a great many magazines) but it's doing it at 24-30fps in RAW. Without the equivalent of an external recorder, the D800 is writing video at the equivalent of a D1.

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