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Nikon D600 - First Video (Quick Review)
Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 1:19 PM on 01.14.13
->> Hey everyone,

I bought the D600 so I could have some nice video and another full-frame body.

http://vimeo.com/57355500

This is the first video I produced on it. The interviews and "concert" footage was D600 and the jamming in the record store footage was shot on a D300s from a few years ago.

Audio was on a Zoom H4-N.

Things I Like:
- Small, light, great image quality.
- Nice variety of frame rates and control. (720p 60fps)
- On-board audio is actually fairly decent.

Things I Dislike:
- Can't change aperture in live view, though new firmware out soon is allegedly fixing this.
- Battery life for video could be a tad better, though for stills it's fantastic.

More videos to come...
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 2:33 PM on 01.14.13
->> Interview light balance looks Instagrammy -- flat and off color. Was this intentional?

As to changing aperture during live view, use of D-style lenses works fine as they have an external ring for manual setting.
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 2:48 PM on 01.14.13
->> @Doug. yeah, I tweaked the colors to make it a bit more "vintage" for the feel of the piece.
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PJ Heller, Photographer
Christchurch | NZ | | Posted: 9:34 PM on 01.14.13
->> Nic . . .

Did you record the audio straight into the Zoom and then sync it later? Or into the Zoom with a cable to the D600? Or did you use a mic with the Zoom?
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Craig Melvin, Photographer
Olean | NY | US | Posted: 11:44 AM on 01.19.13
->> This is not a professional body for stills though. Maybe on a tripod in a studio.

Tested it at an NCAA game on a strobed court. The flash sync was more like 1/60 vs 1/200 as stated...heavy ghosting @ 1/200th.

The D3s, D3 and D700's that I normally use all have the limited ghosting and razor sharp images But not the D600.

I can't put my name on those images, so I can't buy this camera.
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor, Photographer
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 11:15 PM on 01.19.13
->> Adobe Flash. Bad. Sorry.

--Mark
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Paul Hayes, Photographer, Photo Editor
Littleton | NH | USA | Posted: 2:03 PM on 08.16.13
->> Just wanted to revive this thread to see what D600 video shooters are using -- lenses, lighting, mics, rigs -- and what they are producing.

Also, can someone recommend some good online video production/editing/etc. tutorials for D600 users? Thanks in advance for any info you can offer.
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Dylan Wilson, Photographer, Assistant
Savannah | GA | USA | Posted: 2:32 PM on 08.16.13
->> I shot this video on a D600 for a local fashion designer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec56Ybo1cxo

I think I mostly used a 70-200mm lens and a 300 f/2.8. We ran an hdmi out to a huge playback monitor. This was really helpful for focusing.

I lit this with 4 diy fluorescents which I built out of parts from Home Depot for about $300.

I've also done a few talking head/pj videos for various publications.

All in all, I think that the video is really good. I don't use it everyday, but it's a nice tool to have.
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 2:40 PM on 08.16.13
->> I normally shoot prime lenses. But for video and the ability to zoom shots I bought a 24-120mm f/4 lens. Since I'm shooting at a 50th of second I rarely need f/2.8 or faster.

For microphones, I have Nikon's stereo ME-1 for general on-camera use. I also use a Rode NTG2 shotgun. Plus a Sennheiser lavalier for putting on a subject which is connected to a Samsung Zoom voice recorder whereupon I sync that audio to the video. I also sometimes use the ME-1 and NTG2 with the Zoom for clearer sound. For syncing the sound I use Plural Eyes software.

For tutorials, there is always YouTube and Google/Bing/Yahoo searches. However, Nikon has its own tutorials for the various cameras it makes. The D600's URL is:
http://www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/Digitutor/D600/index.html

For other camera bodies those links can be gone to through this link:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Product-Tutorials/index.page
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