Recording N-Log Video
Log recording uses light levels digitized via a log function. To enable log recording using Nikon’s unique “N-Log” log function, select [N-RAW 12-bit (NEV)], [ProRes RAW HQ 12-bit (MOV)], [ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV)], or [H.265 10-bit (MOV)] for [Video file type] in the video recording menu and choose [N-Log] as the tone mode. Choose N‑Log to preserve details in highlights and shadows and avoid over-saturated colors when recording videos.
- n will appear in the shooting display.
- The dynamic range for videos shot with [H.265 10-bit (MOV)] selected for [Video file type] and ISO sensitivity set as low as possible (ISO 800) is 12 stops (1300%).
- N-Log recording is intended for footage that will be processed using color grading post-production. Color grading can be used to achieve multiple effects from a single sequence by processing it in different ways.
- Compatible third-party software is required for color grading.
- Applying N-Log 3D LUTs during color grading produces video that displays beautifully on monitors compatible with Rec. 709.
N-Log 3D LUTs are available from the Nikon Download Center.
- The lowest value available for the [ISO sensitivity settings] > [Maximum sensitivity] item in the video recording menu is ISO 1600.
- The lowest value available for the [ISO sensitivity settings] > [ISO sensitivity (mode M)] item in the video recording menu is ISO 800.
- ISO sensitivities of Hi 0.3 through Hi 2.0 are not available.
- [Set Picture Control], [Active D-Lighting], [High ISO NR], [Skin softening], and [Portrait impression balance] are not available in the video recording menu.
- The display in the monitor may flicker or appear grainy.
- The camera may have trouble focusing using autofocus but this does not indicate a malfunction.
You may find that the preview in the shooting display during N-Log recording lacks contrast. Selecting [ON] for Custom Setting g11 [View assist] simplifies colors for enhanced contrast.
- p will appear in the shooting display.
- Colors in the actual recorded footage are unaffected.
- Contrast is also enhanced when N-Log footage is viewed on the camera.