Hello everyone. This is my first post in the forums. I learned about Nikonians from a book on my D7000.
I have been reading the forums and really like the atmosphere here. I used to hang out on another forum and there were so many fights I couldn't take it any more. This place seems friendly. I hope to learn a lot and teach what I can.
I've been a shooter for a long time, since the late 70s, but have never really gotten into video. I had film cameras, a D70, a D300, a D7000 (current backup camera), and now a D800 from Berger-Bros.com. From what I read the D800 has great streaming video, but I know little about the process. Sure, I can shoot video in-camera to the memory cards, but I don't even know where to start with streaming video through the HDMI port.
Can anyone make some suggestions about external recording hardware. I read about the Atmos Ninja. Has anyone here used it? Also, what format does the D800 use for streaming? I see that the camera uses H.264 for internal video compression. If the external stream is not compressed, what format does it use. I can't seem to find much information on the net about that subject. Thanks!
Although this is the Forum for questions about the D800, most of the Nikonian video gurus hang out in our Nikon Digital Video Forum - it might be worth checking over there for that part of your question
I can't answer your question but want to welcome you to the forum. I agree with you that Nikonians is a friendly place. I have found the members here to be some of the most knowledgeable and helpful Nikon users around. Whenever there is a disagreement, 99 percent of the time people are still cordial. Life is too short for some of the stuff that goes on in other forums.