Tuesday, September 25, 2012

System Temperature Readings

Quick Test: Rode Videomic Pro

Youtube LINK.

Nikon D800 with Rode Videomic Pro

Nikon D800 with Nikkor 50f1.8D & Rode Videomic Pro fitted with Deadcat wind cover

Comments on this external microphone:
  1. Lens focus motor operation is inaudible, surprisingly. So for casual shoot with autofocus enabled (& good ambient light), audio is useful. UPDATE: motor operation is audible but lower compared to the onboard mic.
  2. Rubber bands indeed look flimsy. Use with care!
  3. Pretty light. Well, with camera-lens that weighs around 2.5kg, mic weight is not significant.
I'll do a test video soon!

Read/Write Speeds

Crucial M4 SSD 64GB

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

Tool used: CrystalDiskMark

Thursday, September 06, 2012

After Effects freezing when importing Nikon D800 video

I recently realized that my Nikon D800 is also a powerful HD video camera; with proper use, outputs can be used professionally.

So I downloaded a trial copy and started learning about Adobe After Effects (AE). Importing a .MOV file produced by D800 will instantly freeze AE. Scouring the web, I found that the solution is just to simply rename the extension filename from .MOV to .MPG.

You're welcome ;-)
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