No condescension intended - but don't you think it would be useful to state any restrictions on what you're willing to consider as an answer up front, instead of shooting my answer down? I was, after all, attempting to help you out in good faith to the requirements of your original request. The fact of the matter is, I don't do Apple, and I wouldn't have answered a post that said "It can't be Windows software."
I honestly don't care if you're an engineer or a bricklayer. It strikes me as basic forum courtesy. If I'm mistaken in that, well, it won't be the first time.
Be that as it may, best of luck with your project.
RL: I am also 6' tall (so I can't ride in certain cars), I am allergic to shellfish (so please no crab recommendations), etc. Are there other things I need to include with every single thing I post to the internet?
Since I hang out with pro photogs all the time and 99% of them run OS X I didn't think I had to explicitly state: OS X. I run Windows in a Fusion virtual machine so I *can* run Windows software... I just prefer not to.
This is the first time I've ever run into someone who caused a stink about this (be proud!).
Here is a post by Thom Hogan that might help. It is possible to record out of the HDMI port using an external monitor but apparently there are a few issues. He does cover HDMI passthrough if you are just using the monitor for the purpose you described. I got my D600 with the intent to do just this with an external monitor, but haven't tried it yet.
Sun 03-Nov-13 05:49 PM | edited Mon 04-Nov-13 12:57 AM by Robman3
Hi Reed, welcome.
Regardless of your editing platform (Apple/PC) you can attach an HDMI cable to the camera for playback. Power convertor, Add on (grip) battery packs, or backup EN-EL15s advised.
Page 67 of the manuel.
(Based upon the details listed there) The draw back is that no on screen data will appear on either the LV monitor or the HDMI screen so your sound check, white balance, picture controls, aperture, three point lighting(?), graduated fader ND filter or not, and so on will need a test shot which in studio work and field work is part of the drill.
That means getting the shot set up on LV, meters, histogram (always a better choice than relying upon one's eyes) and so on.
Many other factors, shooting in neutral, using Flaat picture controls http://www.similaar.com/foto/flaat-picture-controls/index.html , dual source audio, manual focus, and other basic cinematography practices (color meter app on the iPHONE or Android) but the challenges once dialed in will provide best practice and publishable results.
One step further, is to use a Ninja, BMD HD2 etc. for acquiring Prores, or better (DNxHD) data.
Bear in mind if you choose off camera recording, that the capture, even at 4.4.2, means that chroma sub-sampling, WB etc. are burned into the files regardless, unlike 4.4.4 which discards that stuff.
Hence, best practice going in for positive results.
Lots of stuff covered here in the archives, and on other sites.
A good book, "From Still to Motion" by Richard Harrington and his cohorts at Creative Cow.
>Great setup. I'm fasinated with your Tripod mounts for the >recorder & monitor. Where did you get them?<<<
Most TriPods would require clamps. This SLIK TriPod has slots in the legs. Lots of brackets will slide in. I bolted a peice from a shoulder mount to one and used Velcro to mount the Shuttle II. I put a little ball head on the second one to mount the Ninja II. I put a different little ball head I had to the third leg for the Monitor.
This set up allows me to sit in a Church Pew and monitor my Video while I swing the Camera 360 degrees.
The D800 LCD shows the Audio line levels, AF-S (wide), which card is set up for recording, White Ballance, 1080P @30fps,focus area, Manual mode, ISO level, movie mode, F-stop (which can be changed with forward wheel while recoring, and how many minutes out of 20 left (this does not change if recorded to external device only.
This Ninja II is set up to show focus peaking, how many minutes have been recorded and a stop button. Other functions are available before and after recording including playback.
The Camax H056 Monitor is High Definition, You record what you see on this screen.
Mon 04-Nov-13 11:23 PM | edited Tue 05-Nov-13 02:17 AM by RRRoger
>So the manuel is incorrect (page 67) not too surprising as I >recollect the subject was covered months ago in another >thread. > >Thanks Roger, > >Rob
Is this what you saw on page 67?
" HDMI If the camera is connected to an HDMI device (057), the view through the lens will appear both in the camera monitor and on the HDMI device. The indicators that appear in the HDMI device during movie recording are shown at right. The camera monitor does not show the sound level, virtual horizon, or histogram; indicators in the monitor and on the HDMI device can not be hidden or displayed using the info button."
The info shown on the camera LCD can be changed using the button. With the D800 (unlike the D600 and D7100) it does not get recorded or shown on the external monitor while recording.
What you see on the bottom (external) monitor is what is recorded on the external device except that it will be much sharper and higher resolution even at DNxHD 36.
Too bad I did not take these with a D800 (It was busy)