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In Topic: video on D7000 Not for commercial use?

17 November 2010 - 08:22 AM

That's right Jeff. Nikon uses the AVCHD codec and as such, one cannot use it as a direct distributive source. It is a complicated royalty based system for Licensees which someone tried to explain to me once but I stopped her to eat my salad.

That's right but it's not unique to this Nikon camera. The Canon 5D and 7D apparently have a very similar disclaimer.

Here's what the Nikon disclaimer looks like:

Here's what the Canon disclaimer looks like:

If your really want to be bored to tears here's an in depth discussion on NikonRumors

Edit: Oops, I should learn to read. I just noticed the link above is what started this thread. I'm sorry for the redundant post. It didn't seem like it was being made clear that this is a bit of a worrisome issue for owners of all video capable DSLRs, not just the NikonD7000.

In Topic: Grey Nurse Shark Collection

30 July 2010 - 08:20 PM

They look great. What do you mean by "unedited"?

In Topic: Kona Mantas (aka Sting Ray City on Acid)

29 July 2010 - 06:55 AM

Looks like you had a lot of success and an exciting trip. I particularly like the second and fourth pictures. I will be heading to Kona next week on the aggressor and look forward to the manta dive. I have never done wide angle at night either and was wondering if you have any tips on photographing the mantas that you learned on your dive?


Hi Tom,

The Aggressor was on a buoy right next to us. I only had one night to do this dive and I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. The dive master more than once reminded us that sometimes no Mantas show up and sometimes only a few. With this in mind I think I was too frantic to get shots when the slightest opportunity presented itself. In reality I had plenty of time and numerous close encounters. My advice would be don't rush it, despite the initial excitement. Take your time, watch the patters the Mantas are swimming in before shooting anything and plan a few shots. Then position yourself and let them come to you. My experience was that it's only a matter of time before you get buzzed by a 15ft Manta. I was constantly swiveling around trying to get the right angle when all I really needed to do was pick one and stick with it for awhile.


In Topic: Seven gills in enviroment.

28 July 2010 - 01:38 PM

Love #3!

The environment looks very similar to my home turf in Northern California.

In Topic: Any advice on good Kona Coast operators?

01 July 2010 - 05:57 PM

Great. Thanks so much for the leads. Nice work John.