Nikon D750/D810 Cinema Filmmaker’s Kits
Nikon has made it easy to outfit your DSLR for filmmaking with its
Cinema Filmmaker’s kits. Available for both the D750 and the D810,
the kits contain a complete set of gear so you can just about start
shooting out of the box.
The kit consists of either camera, along with the Atomos Ninja- 2
Smart Production Recorder. You can record full HD 1080p (at 60,
50, 30, 25 or 24p) to the camera’s memory cards in H.264 and,
simultaneously, uncompressed 1080/30p files to the Atomos
Ninja- 2 via the camera’s HDMI port. With the Ninja- 2 you can watch
the video while you’re recording. The recorder also offers playback
and edit functionality.
In addition to the HDMI cable for connecting the recorder to
the camera, the kit includes three fast (f/1.8) prime lenses: the AF-S
NIKKOR 35mm ED, 50mm and 85mm. A matching set of Tiffen
Variable ND filters rounds out the optical portion of the kit. You also
get the ME- 1 stereo microphone, which sits on the camera’s hot shoe
and plugs into the D750/D810’s 3.5mm mic jack. Two extra batteries
will keep the camera rolling. As an extra bonus, the kit also includes
custom foam inserts for stowing all this gear safely into a hard case
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Built around a 28.2-megapixel BSI (back side illuminated)
APS-C CMOS sensor, the Samsung NX1’s 4K video
capabilities recently got an important firmware boost in
January. One of the improvements revolves around tonal
control in movie capture. With this firmware update, users
now have gamma, master black level and luminance level
control options, plus the ability to adjust ISO and audio levels
during movie capture. Adjusting and applying these settings
in-camera cuts down on post-processing time, which—as we
all know—is a goal whether you’re shooting stills or motion.
NX1 users can also control the AF system during video
recording, to shift more slowly when moving the focus from
one person to another. To accomplish this, the NX1 now
allows toggling between AF and manual focus, and control
over the AF’s responsiveness.
Other improvements range from customization of
some buttons/dials, as well as the availability of exposure
compensation (EVC) in manual mode. A couple of other
enhancements are also included in this update.
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