Nikon announces firmware updates for D4S, D810 and D750 cameras

Nikon has announced firmware updates for its D4S, D810 and D750 cameras. This will provide support for timecode imprinting and recording control functions via HDMI. This update will allow more efficient use of Atomos Shogun or Ninja-2 external video recorders in capturing uncompressed data from the cameras.

The firmware will be released in Summer 2015.

Press release

New Firmware Development for DSLR Video Functionality

London, UK, 9th April 2015: Nikon Corporation is developing new firmware for its Nikon D4S, Nikon D810, and Nikon D750 DSLR cameras, for release this summer. The new firmware will provide support for timecode and recording command functions with HDMI output to external recorders.

With the new firmware, communication can be established between the cameras and external recording devices. Video recorders will be able to recognize the cameras’ own operations, enabling the start/stop recording commands to become synchronized and automated. Meanwhile, new support for timecode imprinting will improve editing capabilities, as sound and video can be aligned, to create a smoother editing process.

Nikon continues to expand and provide greater support for its video recording functions in response to the creative needs of professional photographers, videographers, video creators and advanced amateurs. With improved video recording capabilities, users will be able to take full advantage of the performance of Nikon’s range of products.

Demonstrations of the firmware currently under development will be held in the Nikon booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, held in Las Vegas from Saturday 11th April through to Thursday 16th April .