Nov 072012
Nikon D5200 Cameras

I’ve noticed Nikon announced the Nikon D5200 and from one video on Youtube, it looks like it supports (amongst other things) manual mode for movies.

Personally, I can only hope they also update the D5100 firmware to do so as well.

What do you think of the new D5200?

If you already have a D5100, would you upgrade to a D5200 for Manual Mode or would you rather upgrade to a more significant camera? Comment below!

D5100 Firmware Hack Opens Video Recording Length

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Apr 022012

There’s a new firmware hack out there that removes the enforced time limit on how long you can record video on your Nikon D5100 and D3100 cameras. The time limit is now limited by the physical file size of 4 GB as opposed to a generic max of 20 minutes. I’ve tested with a 640×480 and recorded about an hour before my battery died without an real recourse.

My 1920×1080@24 fps high quality records about 24 minutes before shutting down.

If you want to follow along, check out the details in this forum.

This is the first practical step in the monumental task of coming up with a Nikon equivalent to the Magic Lantern firmware Canon users have had access to for a while now.

I Love it!


iOS 5.1 Update and 1080p Videos

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Mar 122012

Hey folks, just wanted to post a quick update… my last post in figuring out how to get 1080p video onto the iPad so you can edit it in iMovie for the iPad has become somewhat redundant. The latest update for iOS devices (iOS 5.1, get it either in “General Settings > Software Update” or by connecting it to your syncing computer) now provides support for copying 1080p video from your iPhoto/Aperture library back to your iPad.

The techniques laid out however still have their merit, such as providing an archive resource for your videos (either to SD card or in iTunes project saves).

To now get 1080p videos onto your iPad in a format you can edit in iMovie, just put it into an album in iPhoto or Aperture (whichever one you're syncing with your iPad), include that album and it will automatically be there (as long as you DON'T have “ignore videos” flag in photos turned on).

Thank you Apple for finally fixing an obvious omission.


What’s Coming to Digital Advice

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Nov 302011


I wanted to give a heads-up on what I’m working on for the start of this site, kind of get the momentum rolling as it were.  I have a few ideas that brought me to bringing this site into being, and I hope they help someone out.

For starters, I’m working on an article pertaining to the Nikon D5100, covering how to make exposure work for you within movie mode.  There have been several techniques and a lot of claims saying how to do it, I thought it would be good to compile those together with my technique and samples illustrating how I do it.  This will probably become an on-going article as there are a lot of techniques and arguments on what’s produced and I’d like to give provable examples illustrating it working or not.

iPad 2 and iMovie

Another article I’m planning on covering is related to iPad compatibility with 1080p video, specifically with the Camera Connection Kit and how you can perform a complete workflow from camera to youtube using only an iPad as the intermediary. One big part will be covering how to get iMovie editable video back to the iPad after it’s been moved off so you can add that great shot of your cat playing the piano as a segue into your epic video.

Keep an eye open, more articles are on the way!

– Kelly

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