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Nikon D600 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Shooting Digital Movies

In Live View movie mode, your camera can create stunning high-definition digital movies. The rest of this chapter is devoted to helping you shoot, play, and even edit a movie.

Setting basic recording options

You access the four basic movie-recording options through the Movie Settings option, found on the Shooting menu and shown in Figure 4-20. These settings affect your recording as follows:

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Figure 4-20: You access basic recording options through the Movie Settings option on the Shooting menu.

  • Video quality: Together, the Frame Size/Frame Rate and Movie Quality settings determine the quality of your video.
  • Audio recording: The Microphone option determines whether audio is recorded and, if so, how sound levels are controlled.
  • Which memory card is used: Through the Destination option, you specify whether you want the movie to be recorded to the memory card in Slot 1 or Slot 2.

images In the default Live View display mode, you can view the current settings for all four options, labeled in Figure 4-21. (To fire up the movie Live View display, set the Live View switch to the movie camera icon and press the LV button.)

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Figure 4-21: You can monitor the four Movie Settings ...

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