Log recording uses light levels digitized via a log function. To enable log recording using Nikon’s unique “N-Log” log function, select [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.

  • 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.

Cautions: N-Log Video
  • 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] and [High ISO NR] are not available in the video recording menu.

  • The [Active D-Lighting] item in the video recording menu is set to [Off] and cannot be changed.

  • 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.

View Assist

You may find that the preview in the shooting display during N-Log recording lacks contrast. Selecting [ON] for Custom Setting g8 [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.