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D300 as a video camera

Postby gstark on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:21 am

Yep. Thats right.

Leigh is currently reviewing a video capture device that accepts, amongst other things, inputs from a video source. The D300 is a video source, isn't it? We've run it through the big projector, for instance.

So ... Leigh plugged the D300 into this capture device, set the D300 into live view mode, and this is the result.

This provides some very interesting possibilities. Consider for instance the quality that you can get from some high ISO imaging. Especially when you realise that this is also possible with a D3.

Of course the D300 doesn't have any sound capture, so you'd need to add a microphone to the mix, but as a means of grabbing some viseo, this is an interesting concept.
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby ATJ on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:33 am

Why does the picture keep dropping out?
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby phillipb on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:40 am

I don't think it will catch on Gary, specially without variable exposure, but I appalude your Son's lateral thinking. :)
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby Grev on Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:19 am

I heard this a week ago at work and first thing was 'WHAT'.

But then I guess it's fine cos I've seen videos of the 40D.

Then again, not too useful anyway.
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby Nnnnsic on Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:54 pm

The video drops out when you're focusing.

Best to switch it to manual.

And it's not Dad's lateral thinking, it's mine thank you very much. :P
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby phillipb on Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:05 pm

Nnnnsic wrote:The video drops out when you're focusing.

Best to switch it to manual.

And it's not Dad's lateral thinking, it's mine thank you very much. :P

Sorry Leight, post edited. :wink:
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby Yi-P on Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:17 am

Very interesting, but it appears that the D300 does not adjust exposure by itself without focusing and dropping the mirror down?
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby sirhc55 on Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:53 am

A video that uses a dirty wash basket as the main object of interest seems rather pornographic :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby Glen on Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:38 am

sirhc55 wrote:A video that uses a dirty wash basket as the main object of interest seems rather pornographic :shock: :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Leigh, maybe you could exceed that movie made a few years back with the D70.
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby Nnnnsic on Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:26 am

Hey, hey, you'll thank me when you realise the potential of shooting home pr0n with a wide angle lens. EVERYTHING looks bigger.
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby Glen on Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:19 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Now your 10.5 enquiry is clear :lol:
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby mark on Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:40 am

Interesting application, I can see really creative people making something of this, what with editing an all. I remember seeing a trailer to a movie that was shot entirely on a DSLR, pretty cool stuff.
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Re: D300 as a video camera

Postby sirhc55 on Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:48 am

Then onto the 105DC - the greatest ‘Dick Control’ lens in existence. Keeps everything in perspective :wink:
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