Movie Mode. Nikon 1 J1

Movie Mode. Nikon 1 J1

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Movie Mode

Choose movie mode to shoot

h

igh-

d

efinition (HD) or slowmotion (

0 40) movies using the movie-record button.

D

The

0

Icon

A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded.

A

Available Settings

For information on the options available in movie mode, see page 49.

HD Movies

Record movies with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.

1 Select movie mode.

Rotate the mode dial to 1 . An HD movie crop with an aspect ratio of

16 : 9 will appear in the display.

Mode dial

y

2 Frame the opening shot.

Holding the camera as shown on

page 22, frame the opening shot with

your subject in the center of the display.

A

Exposure Mode

By default, the camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the subject (automatic scene selection;

0 21).

A

See Also

See page 133 for information on adding fade in/fade out effects. Frame

size and frame rate options are described on page 116.

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3 Start recording.

Press the movie-record button to begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time available are displayed while recording is in progress.

A

Audio Recording

Be careful not to cover the microphone and note that the built-in microphone may record sounds made by the camera or lens. By default, the camera focuses continuously; to avoid recording focus noise, select a focus mode of

AF-S

(

0

137).

The

Movie sound options

item in the shooting menu offers sensitivity and wind noise options for the built-in microphone

( 0 134).

Movie-record button

Recording indicator/

Time elapsed

Time available

4

End recording.

Press the movie-record button again to end recording.

Recording will end automatically when the maximum length

is reached ( 0 116), the memory card is full, another mode is

selected, the lens is removed, or the camera becomes hot

( 0 xvi).

A

Maximum Length

HD movies can be up to 4 GB in size and 20 minutes in length (for

more information, see page 116); note that depending on memory

card write speed, shooting may end before this length is reached

(

0

160).

A

Exposure Lock

In exposure modes other than h

Scene auto selector

, exposure will lock while the A

(multi selector up) button is pressed ( 0 118).

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❚❚

Taking Photographs During HD Movie Recording

Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take a photograph without interrupting HD movie recording. Photographs taken during movie recording have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.

A

Taking Photographs During Movie Recording

Up to 15 photographs can be taken with each movie shot. Please note that photographs can not be taken with slow-motion movies.

❚❚

Choosing the Movie Type

To choose between high definition and slow motion recording, press & and use the multi selector and J button to choose from the following options:

• HD movie

: Record movies in HD.

• Slow motion

: Record slow-motion movies

(

0 40).

D

Recording Movies

Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the displays and in the final movie under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or if the camera is panned horizontally or an object moves at high speed through frame

(flicker and banding can be reduced in HD movies by choosing a

Flicker reduction

option that matches the frequency of the local AC power supply;

0 153). Bright light

sources may leave after-images when the camera is panned. Jagged edges, color fringing, moiré, and bright spots may also appear.

When recording movies, avoid pointing the camera at the sun or other strong light sources. Failure to observe this precaution could result in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry.

&

button

y

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Slow Motion

Record silent movies with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3. Movies are recorded at 400 fps and play back at 30 fps.

1 Select movie mode.

Rotate the mode dial to 1 .

Mode dial

y

2 Select slow-motion mode.

Press the

&

button and use the multi selector and

J

button to select

Slow motion

. A slow-motion movie crop with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3 will appear in the display.

3 Frame the opening shot.

Holding the camera as shown on

page 22, frame the opening shot with

your subject in the center of the display.

&

button

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4 Start recording.

Press the movie-record button to begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time available are displayed while recording is in progress. The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the display; face detection (

0 23) is not

available.

Movie-record button

Recording indicator/

Time elapsed

Time available

5 End recording.

Press the movie-record button again to end recording.

Recording will end automatically when the maximum length is reached, the memory card is full, another mode is selected, the lens is removed, or the camera becomes hot (

0 xvi).

A

Maximum Length

Up to 5 seconds or 4 GB of footage can be recorded; note that depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before this length is reached (

0

160).

A

Exposure Mode

The default exposure mode for slow-motion movie recording is

P Programmed auto

(

0

108).

h

Scene auto selector

is not available in slow-motion movie mode.

A

See Also

Frame rate options are described on page 116.

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Viewing Movies

Movies are indicated by a

1

icon in full-frame playback (

0

28).

Press

J

to start playback.

1

icon/Length

Movie playback indicator/

Current position/total length

y

Guide

The following operations can be performed:

To Use Description

Pause

Play

Advance/ rewind

Volume

Pause playback.

J

W

/

Resume playback when the movie is paused or during rewind/advance.

Press

4

to rewind,

2

to advance. Speed increases with each press, from 2 × to 5 × to

10 × to 15 ×. If playback is paused, the movie rewinds or advances one frame at a time; keep the button pressed for continuous rewind or advance. You can also rotate the multi selector to rewind or advance when playback is paused.

Press up to increase volume, down to decrease.

Adjust volume

Return to full-frame playback

Exit to shooting mode

/

K

Press

1

or

K

to exit to full-frame playback.

Press the shutter-release button halfway to exit to shooting mode.

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Deleting Movies

To delete the current movie, press

O

. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O again to delete the movie and return to playback, or press K to exit without deleting the movie.

Note that once deleted, movies can not be recovered

.

A

See Also

See page 100 for information on trimming

unwanted footage from movies.

O

button

y

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