Question about Cameras
I'm a video game programmer with 20 years experience in software, and have a reasonable understanding movie playback software.
I also have a Nikon (S6100) and the problem is nothing to do with PC memory or CPU speed. The Nikon creates a broken version of the MPEG-4 AVC H.264 format, which results in choppy playback. I've tried Quicktime, VLC and the cameras own player - ViewNX2 - same result for all of them.
Converting the buggy .MOV files the Nikon creates to a .avi format produces perfectly smooth (flawless) video, but with the sound out of sync. I can also create perfect quality (lower res) DVD video, but with the sound missing.
I have spoken to Nikon about all this and they are quite simply clueless and will take no responsibility. As there is no firmware up[date for this camera I'm taking the camera back, as it is basically flawed.
I've read a few sites with customers complaining about choppy video for this camera, so it looks like the model itself is flawed.
Posted on Dec 01, 2011
Sounds like a computer problem related to either not enough RAM memory or a video card that can't keep up.
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