Recording Video

Note: If your body has the ability to record video, the video record button will be visible in live view.  If it is not visible, then your camera body is of an earlier design which does not support tethered movie recording.

The video dimensions and format must be set in the camera LCD menu.  This cannot be set in ControlMyNikon.

Start Recording

  • Open Live View.
  • Click on the ‘Record Video’ (red video camera icon) button on the toolbar. Some bodies like the D600/D610/D800/D800E have a body lever that you must set to Movie Mode before it will record.

Stop Recording

  • Click on the ‘Record’ button on the toolbar. The video file will be saved to the computer. You can view the video in the image browser. You will need to install the free Apple QuickTime to view it in the image browser.
  • No metadata will be embedded by ControlMyNikon into the .mov file.
  • Note: You can also configure a shortcut to start and stop recording.