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Forget You Not - Shot by Nikon on a D7200, edited and graded in Final Cut Pro X

Nikon forget you not fcpx

We have been accused of being Canon biased on FCP.co. Not so. It's just that there seems to be more people shooting video on Canons than Nikon DSLRs. So when we saw this video, we thought we would post it on the front page.

Do you remember the DSLR buzz from a few years ago when everybody bought a 5D mkII? It triggered off a new phase of film production as the recording of video with a DSLR meant the user could get the benefit of great lenses and of course that shallow depth of field and big bokeh.

Nikon got left behind a little in the video race and there have definitely been more Final Cut Pro X stories posted that have used Canon footage. However, we have featured some outstanding work shot on Nikons and edited with FCPX.

The creation of 'The Invisible Peak'

Back to the video and we have to thank Gary Fraiberg for steering us to Nikon Asia's YouTube page and this film called Forget You Not.

Shot on a Nikon D7200 they had a good range of glass:

AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED

Edited in FCPX, they used quite a few plugins from different companies:

Magic Bullet looks 3.0
Film Convert Pro 2
CrumplePop ToneGrade
Boris Continuum Image Restoration Unit
Coremelt TrackX

 

After all that build up, we have to say we are a bit disappointed with the final result. The maximum resolution has been limited to 720 and even at that it all looks rather soft. Very different from some of the glossy Canon videos.

We will leave you to make your own mind up and please let us know if there are any other Nikon/FCPX stories we can feature!

 

 

 


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

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As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

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I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

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Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

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