Nikon has just updated it’s app Snapbridge for iOS and Android. Full control of certain camera’s like the D850 that have WiFi or Bluetooth. Check out the link below for more details.
After upgrading to Win10 I have found a few bumps along the way but most of them have been little and solved. Win10 is actually very likable.
On my road trip, We The People 2013 – www.wethepeople2013.us – I used my Asus ROG laptop as my mobile lab for ingesting still and video files and then editing them. For the video from my Nikon D800 I get MOV files and I would use the MS Movie Maker program to get a quick edit done and posted to YouTube.
After the move to Win10 and keeping the Movie Maker program, part of the Windows Live Essentials package that was not updated for Win10, I find the program will not open MOV files anymore. Sad…
I did find this link, http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-MOV-File-to-an-MP4, from wikiHow that explained you could just change the extension of the file from a .MOV to a .MP4! Really… So I did a basic copy/paste in the same folder, got a COPY added to the file name and then changed the extension. Works like a charm and the ‘new’ files open in Movie Maker just fine.
Hope this is helpful to someone else, have a good one…
Interesting day. Tried to interview/shoot the marijuana clinic in Egg Harbor, NJ today. They seemed to be PR’ed out, so on to the next thing.
Mounted the GoPro’s on Big Blue and cruised down Pacific Ave @ Atlantic City. Lots of walk-overs to the casinos, will be interesting to see the take. Also been GoPro’ing most of the bridges that I’ve driven over. Golden Gate, Mississippi River bridge @ Vicksburg, Ben Franklin @ Philly, Chesapeake Bay bridge/tunnel and various others. Did 4 or 5 @ Pittsburgh.
Night shots with the GoPro’s on the Ben Franklin was interesting. The high mounted GoPro looked great with very little noise, but the low mounted/front of car GoPro had lots of noise. Not sure if it’s a metering difference or something not quite right with the front/low mount.
Got to go to the bridge on the ferry from Cape May to Delaware today. Used the 16mm full frame fisheye on the D800, not too bad distortion. Allowed me to show all of the bridge and keep the recording levels up with the Rode’s mic. The ferry was pitching a bit and as I hurried up the last set of steps to the bridge I caught my toe on the top step. OUCH.. lots of damage to me and as we discuss in photo classes to the students, KEEP the lens shades on the lenses. Camera’s are fine, me not so much. Maybe I should mount a lens shade on me somewhere.
Packing and un-packing is so much fun, plus everything that needs charging, ingest images, reformat, etc… whine, whine, wine?
Leaving out of San Diego to San Francisco and stopped at the Nikon western regional office, Wilshire Blvd – LA, to get some information on the D800’s. I’d somehow had the camera set to change the ISO from the Sub-command dial. Pain in the butt, changed ISO every time I picked up the camera from brushing against my hip. It took a half hour of digging to get it turned off. Turns out it is d7, don’t use the easy ISO setting. I also learned some interesting things on the metering/focusing from the Focus-mode selector. Always something else to learn. In any event the issues I was having should be easy now. For most of what I am shooting I didn’t need continuous focusing or the multi function of the camera picking what it thought best for subject focus. Found out it is easy enough to change using the Focus-mode selector. I’m still a bit stuck in the D200 mode. Spent years with them and just getting to learn the D800.
Thanks to Vic Zimmerman at Nikon for the help today.
Nice display of ‘toys’ at the Wilshire location.