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Nikon D800 and D800E User's Guide:
Custom Setting Menu: Movie

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Nikon D800 and D800E

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July 2012    D800 and D800E Review  Nikon Reviews  Nikon Lenses  All Reviews

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g1 - g4: Movie


How to Get Here

Press MENU, go to the left and select up and down to the pencil icon. You'll then see CUSTOM SETTING MENU on the color LCD.

Click down to g MOVIE and click to the right.


What it Does

This sets what some of the buttons do while in Movie Live View mode.


What I Change

I leave these alone.


g1 Fn button press        top

Power aperture (open)

If set, holding the Fn button slowly opens the aperture, and the preview button closes it.


Index Marking

Press Fn to add a marker (a.k.a. an index point) at that point in your video file.


View photo shooting info

Pressing Fn button shows photo info.


g2 Assign preview button        top

This offers the same options as the Fn button.


g3 Assign AE-L/AF-L button        top

This offers a smaller set of options as the Fn button and of the AE-L/AF-L buttons. I've already explained these options at those links. These options are:

Index Marking

View Photo Shooting Info

AE lock only

AE lock (hold)

AF lock only



g4 Assign shutter button        top

Since there is a dedicated red movie button to roll movies, the shutter button is available for other duty.

Options are either to snap stills, or to roll movies.


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Setting the D800 and D800E's Autofocus System











          a Autofocus

          b Metering/Exposure

          c Timers/AE&AF Lock

          d Shooting/Display

          e Bracketing/Flash

          f Controls

          g Movie





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