Nikon has no new DSLR cameras to show at NAB 2015, but their stand is still an important place to go if you’re a Nikon user. Several Nikon Ambassadors and industry professionals will be presenting at the Nikon booth throughout the show, demonstrating a variety of different filmmaking techniques.
Some of the most innovative filmmakers today, including Corey Rich, Dixie Dixon, Anthony Arendt, PES and Chris Hershman will be present at the booth to talk about their experiences and the production possibilities with Nikon cameras. Visitors can also view the company’s full line of DSLR cameras for content capture, including the D750 and D810 Filmmaker Kits. They can also can also discover a vast range of NIKKOR lenses and see first-hand, styates Nikon, “the unrivaled clarity and sharpness that these lenses deliver for any project.”
For users who are looking to take advantage of the Nikon D810 or D750’s advanced video capabilities, Nikon is now offering a Filmmaker’s Kit for each camera that includes everything needed to get started in the world of cinema. The kit contains the camera, three NIKKOR lenses in popular focal lengths, including the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens and the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens; all of which provide stunning HD clarity and excellent depth of field control for filmmakers. The kit also contains two additional EN-EL15 batteries, an ME-1 Stereo Microphone, one Atomos Ninja-2 External Recorder, and Tiffen 67mm and 58mm Variable Neutral Density Filters (8-stops) for superior control of light. In addition, the Nikon Filmmaker’s Kits feature custom foam inserts, which are ideally sized for use in a hard case for transporting equipment to the next video production.
The NAB 2015 was chosen to announce the development of new firmware, which will be available for the Nikon D4S, D810 and D750 cameras, to improve workflow for professional video applications by enhancing capability with third party external recording devices.
With the new firmware, Atomos Shogun or Ninja-2 external recorders will recognize recording start/stop commands of the external recorder and can be synchronized with recording start/stop commands of the camera. This new firmware will provide greater support for recording of high-definition, uncompressed data that makes the most of the superior resolution of the D4S, D810 and D750, plus the excellent rendering performance of NIKKOR lenses to external recorders. Demonstrations of the firmware (which is currently under development) will be available at both the Nikon (#C8818) and Atomos (#C8825) booths from Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16. The firmware will be available in late Summer 2015 as a free download.