Nikon Soft­ware

Ge­orge Cairns com­bines stills and video clips us­ing Nikon ViewNX-Movie Editor

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Com­bine stills and video clips shot on your Nikon into a sim­ple, YouTu­beready movie, com­plete with tran­si­tions and cap­tions. It’s re­ally easy us­ing Nikon’s free ViewNX-Movie Maker soft­ware

Most Nikon cam­eras now of­fer you the abil­ity to cap­ture HD-qual­ity video footage

as well as photos. As a re­sult, video footage is be­com­ing a pop­u­lar way of shar­ing ex­pe­ri­ences on so­cial net­work­ing sites. In­deed, when you scroll through your Face­book news­feed a friend’s video clip will start play­ing au­to­mat­i­cally, re­gard­less of whether you want to watch it or not! Eye-catch­ing video clips help your con­tent stand out from other peo­ple’s stills.

To re­flect the fact that some pho­tog­ra­phers en­joy shoot­ing and shar­ing video, Nikon’s free ViewNX-i app pro­vides ways to help you man­age and ex­port your footage. You can play your clips di­rectly from within ViewNX-i’s in­ter­face or ex­port frames of video as JPEG-qual­ity stills to dis­play online (or act as cus­tom thumb­nails if you share your clip on sites such as YouTube).

ViewNX-i also acts as a launch­pad for Nikon’s ViewNX-Movie Editor. This ad­di­tional app en­ables you to ex­port your HD movies in a smaller, email-com­pat­i­ble for­mat. It can also com­bine sev­eral clips into a sin­gle movie file. More use­fully, ViewNXMovie Editor en­ables you to trim clips so that you only share the in­ter­est­ing bits. You can also com­bine mul­ti­ple clips in an edited se­quence – to share hol­i­day high­lights, for ex­am­ple. Thanks to post-pro­duc­tion tools you can ‘ice the cake’ by adding mu­sic, ti­tles and tran­si­tions to your edited se­quence of clips. ViewNX-Movie Editor even en­ables you to com­bine stills from your hol­i­day with video clips, and adds ros­trum-cam­era-style tilt­ing moves to the stills to make them look more dy­namic.

ViewNX-Movie Editor is ba­sic, with a rel­a­tively small se­lec­tion of tran­si­tions. Nonethe­less it does pro­vide a free, quick way of cre­at­ing short, slick video se­quences that are per­fect for up­load­ing to Face­book or YouTube, as we’ll show you.

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