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Old January 5th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Nikon D4 with new video features

Maybe this hasn't been posted here yet so here are some information on it.
I don't think this is a rumor anymore.

Real D4 info with pics... [Page 1]: Nikon D3 - D1 / D700 Forum: Digital Photography Review

The article on the D4 in a french magazine;

http://i.imgur.com/XOOOX.jpg

It has, among other things, a headphone jack ;)
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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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Preview at DPreview ;)

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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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"Uncompressed" output via HDMI !!! - sure like to know the details.

Also control of audio input and monitoring, much reduced rolling shutter, 2.7 crop mode at 1080p, full time AF in all modes, aperture control in 1/8th stop increments... with a 16mp full frame sensor it'll be killer in low light, it's looking good on paper.

Let's hope moire/aliasing is minimal.

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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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Considering it does a debayer in camera, it won't have the characteristics of uncompressed footage.

Although I would be jumping for joy if you could point me to where it states 4:4:4 HDMI out. As long as it has a clean HDMI out, it will be useful in the field and will be utilized by many.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #6
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Considering it does a debayer in camera, it won't have the characteristics of uncompressed footage.
Right, while the press release states "users can stream an uncompressed full HD signal directly out of the camera" I take it they 're using the term very liberally, is 10bit 4:2:2 too much to hope for?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #7
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All HDMI video is uncompressed. Even the 5D2 when it is recording and downscales to 480i is uncompressed. HDMI doesn't apply MPEG-2, h.264, wavelet, M-JPEG or any other compression. Bits is bits.

What we want to know is:
1) Does the video output fill the 1920 x 1080 frame?
2) Is the 1920 x 1080 video clean with no line skipping?
3) Is the output available without overlays?
4) What is the bit depth?
5) What is the color space? Rec 709? x.y.Color?

Unfortunately, the word "uncompresssed" tells us nothing.

That said, I'm looking forward to learning much more about the camera!
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Old January 6th, 2012, 12:55 AM   #8
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Some details on the HDMI:
"Built-in HDMI lets you view footage on an external monitor or record uncompressed 8-bit 4.2.2 footage directly to an external recording device. "
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"When the highest possible image quality is required, you can bypass memory cards and record uncompressed footage directly from the image sensor onto an external recording device."

From:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produc.../25482/D4.html

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Video shot on D4 prototype:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dCQ9ME2OLw8

Less rolling shutter.

They even shot the interviews on stripped shirts ;)
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looking like the c300 ;)

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Nikon was always going to be the dark in this race, because unlike Panasonic, Canon & Sony they have no video division to protect (by crippling features like HDMI, audio levels, audio jacks etc).

About time they got in the game.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #12
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Video shot on D4 prototype:

Nikon D4 Trailer - WHY Athletes - YouTube
Now that's how to shoot a camera demo! Gorgeous shots, wonderful backdrops, captivating interviews - one gets lost in the material and forgets the serious business of pixel peeping. That solo rock climbing is madness!

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Nikon release ( Josh's linked changed )

Nikon | News | Digital SLR camera Nikon D4
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Old January 6th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #14
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Re: Nikon D4 with new video features

I read the following in a tech radar article.
Nikon D4 DSLR announced | News | TechRadar


"A new multi-area mode has been introduced, which means that videos can be recorded in both FX and DX based formats, as well as in native full HD (1920 x 1080 crop), meaning that the same lens can be used to capture the same scene with different crop factors."

If my calculations are right, this is something 2.7X FF which smaller than micro4/3 but bigger than 2/3inch ENG
If true, I find this feature awesome.
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Video shot on D4 prototype:

Nikon D4 Trailer - WHY Athletes - YouTube

Less rolling shutter.

They even shot the interviews on stripped shirts ;)
Wonderful footage in the "WHY" video clip. The extra crop mode with full HD video will also come in handy for extra reach combined with super telephoto lenses for nature/sport/wildlife.
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