Use [Video file type] in the video recording menu to choose the video file type.

  • You have a choice of MOV and MP4 formats.

Option

Description

YCbCr

[ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV)]

Choose for footage destined for editing post-production.

  • You have a choice of two tone modes: [SDR] and [N-Log].

  • Footage is recorded using All-I inter-frame compression.

  • Audio is recorded in Linear PCM format.

4:2:2

[H.265 10-bit (MOV)]

This format assumes the footage will be processed on a powerful computer.

  • You have a choice of three tone modes: [SDR], [HLG], and [N-Log].

  • Footage is recorded using long GOP inter-frame compression.

  • Audio is recorded in Linear PCM format.

4:2:0

[H.265 8-bit (MOV)]

This format offers superior compression.

  • Footage is recorded using long GOP inter-frame compression.

  • Audio is recorded in Linear PCM format.

[H.264 8-bit (MP4)]

A widely-supported file type.

  • Footage is recorded using long GOP inter-frame compression.

  • Audio is recorded in AAC format.

Tone Mode

To choose the tone mode, highlight [ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV)] or [H.265 10-bit (MOV)] and press 2.

  • Videos shot using [H.265 8-bit (MOV)] and [H.264 8-bit (MP4)] use [SDR]; tone-mode selection is not available.

Option

Description

[SDR]

This mode supports a normal range of brightnesses (dynamic range).

[HLG]

This mode supports HDR (high dynamic range; Recording HLG Video). It has a wider dynamic range than SDR.

  • It is available only when [H.265 10-bit (MOV)] is selected for [Video file type].

[N-Log]

This mode uses Nikon’s unique log curve. Choose for pictures with a wide dynamic range. 3D LUTs for use with N-Log curves can be applied post-production for pictures that display beautifully on monitors that support Rec. 709 (Recording N-Log Video).