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How Are You Primarily Using Your D800 or D800E?

RRRoger

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

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Thu 15-Aug-13 07:30 AM


>
>>Some of us do not want/need huge RAW Video files.
>
>So don't shoot them. Shoot ProRes LT
>
>>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.
>
><<<<

None of the Black Magic Cameras or recorders use ProRes LT (100MBs) or DNxHD 36,
which is the reason that I am thinking of going to Atomos for recording.
BM is for serious film makers like you (Perone)
They only offer 4 recording formats
Uncompressed QuickTime, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) QuickTime, Avid DNxHD QuickTime, Avid DNxHD MXF.
If they offered more options, they would sell a lot more product.

Yes, I usually delete the RAW Nikon files too
unless the Event is extremely important to Archive.
Then it is only because I have been doing this long enough to realize
that software enhancement of old images keeps improving.
But, that applies to JPEGs as well as long as you make your changes "save as" and keep the originals.

My D800 is more than "good enough" for Home Movies and excels at stills.


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