Pausing a shot in video mode( to say take a toilet break)
Hi ! I seem to have a problem resuming a video take after a break in the 'shooting' the camera creats another file and it is not a contiual clip but two files.Any assistance would be very welcome.John Leigh.Jeleigh75@hotmail.com
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This is a very irritating problem with the D-90 in Video mode.
In fact, Nikon has done a really poor job with it's video function in its very, very good still cameras.
I have an Olympus that cost less than 1/4 what I paid for my Nikon D-90 and it's video quality and zoom capability is 20 times better than Nikon while it's function as a still camera is almost equal to Nikon.
I can do far more with the Nikon but do I really need to?
The only thing you can do in video mode is stop shooting. Then you have to refocus before you can shoot the next video clip. This takes tine as has caused me to miss good shots because I could not simply pause and resume shooting at the same lens setting I had been using.
Since I shoot nearly as much video as I do still stuff, I should have bought a different camera...one which does have good video capability. If I had invested the same amount of money in an Olympus that I have in my Nikon, I'd wager that I'd have better video capability and high quality still capability as well. And Olympus has a great electronic zoom and autofocus that beats Nikon hands down.
In the end, if you want decent video capability in a still camera, Nikon is not the way to go unless they've improved enormously since coming out with the D-90.
Very few cameras do. Videos are meant to be shot and then edited and scenes spliced together, often out of the sequence in which they were shot.
To "pause" a video, simply stop shooting. To "unpause," resume shooting. Then use a video editing program on a computer to splice them together. You might also want to put a title at the beginning, add credits at the end, add a musical soundtrack, etc.
That's just the quirky autofocus of the d80. Try tilting the camera diagonally to focus and tilting back up to shoot.
Unfortunately, autofocus issues like those are the difference between a d80 and a d200/d300 :/
Hmmm, for recording videos you just have to go to the movie mode and press the button Photographies doesn't seem proper because of all the black dots on the LCD screen, once on the computer, they're good. And maybe you can't record videos cuz you don't have a memory stick and you're trying to record on 640 MP fine quality. For that you have to get more than 128 mb on your memory stick.
defective image processor. use in continuous mode, but take only 1 shot. may not be expensive to fix. not user serviceable, and not something you can't live with if you can take images in cont mode. consider having it evaluated by the factory and getting a quote for repair if it bothers you not being able to shoot in single shot mode. nikon does seem to have more trouble than most in their non-premium products. good luck mark