When a camera that supports movie recording using Camera Control Pro 2 is connected, movies can be recorded (with sound) in the live view window. Note that movies can only be recorded when a memory card is inserted in the camera. Be sure a memory card is inserted before proceeding.

Adjust settings in the live view window and the “Movie” tab (for more information on the live view windows, see “Live View for D90, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, and Df Cameras”, “Live View for D6, D5, D4-Series, D850, D810, D810A, D800, D800E, D750, D610, D600, D500, D7500, D7200, and D7100 Cameras”, “Live View (D780 / Z 9 / Z 8 / Z 7II / Z 6II / Z 7 / Z 6 / Z 5 / Z 50)”, or “Live View (The Nikon 1 V3)”).

To start recording, click REC (if a live view selector is displayed when the camera is connected, the REC button will be available only when Movie live view is selected). The time remaining (shown at the bottom right in the live view display) counts down as recording progresses. If no memory card is inserted, a warning will be displayed and no movie will be recorded. To end recording, click the REC button again.

The Live View Countdown Display

The camera’s internal temperature may rise if live view is used for extended periods. To prevent damage to the camera’s internal circuits, live view will end automatically before the camera overheats. A countdown display will appear 30 s before live view ends. At high ambient temperatures, this display may appear immediately when live view mode is selected. For more information on movie recording, see the camera manual.

Copying Movies to the Computer

If Transfer movie file to PC is selected in the “Movie” tab, movies will automatically be copied to the computer after recording. If this option is not selected, movies will be saved only to the camera memory card.

Taking Photos During Movie Recording (D6 / D780 / Z 7II / Z 6II / Z 7 / Z 6 / Z 5 / Z 50 / Nikon 1 V3)

Photos can be taken by clicking the AF and Shoot (all models except the Nikon 1 V3) or Shoot button during movie recording (note that in the case of the Nikon 1 V3 this function is not available during slow-motion recording). The number of shots that can be taken with each clip varies with the camera: 50 in the cases of the D6, Z 7II, Z 7, and Z 6; 40 in the cases of the D780, Z 6II, Z 5, and Z 50; and 20 in the case of the Nikon 1 V3. The photos are saved to the camera memory card as fine-quality JPEG images at the size selected in the “Movie” tab. If Transfer movie file to PC is selected in the “Movie” tab when a Nikon 1 V3 is connected, the photos will be uploaded when the movie is copied to the computer.