Record Video Using the Nikon D3300

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Hi, welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to take video on the Nikon D3300. Make sure that the camera is on and set it to automatic mode or manual mode, whichever we prefer to use.

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Steps

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    From the home screen, enter the live view mode by pressing the button that says "LV".
    From here we can see a live view of what the camera is showing us. We can zoom in and do everything in real-time to make sure that our shot is lined up.
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    To take a video, press the button with the small red dot.
    Once we press this, the screen will display a small recording notification in the top-left corner.
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    Once we're done our video, we can press the record button again to stop recording.
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    To change the recording settings, go into the menu by tapping the menu button.
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    Find the "Movie settings" menu under the "SHOOTING MENU", which is the second choice on the left.
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    Go to "Frame size/frame rate" and press "OK".
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    Here we can choose whichever resolution we want.
    1080p footage in 24 FPS is usually the normal setting for short films and movies. We can also choose 424p, 720p and 1080p at 60 FPS if we want slow motion shots.
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    We will choose 1080p for an example.
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    Tap on the "LV" button to go back to live view mode.
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    Here, we will start a video as normal, but this time the video is going to use up a lot more space on the card than before.
    It will use up about double of the amount of space because it is taking double the number of frames. We can see that there is a lot less video time available. On 1080p 60 FPS footage, there is a limit of 10 minutes per recording, so we can only record for about 10 minutes before we have to start a new recording. It will automatically shut the video off when it ends. For 30 FPS and 24 FPS in 720p, we can record for 20 minutes, and 424p will record for 30 minutes. Time limits are a disadvantage to Nikon.
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Questions and Answers

Yes, I have a Nikon D3300, I wonder if there is any button that can be zoomed during shooting video like camcorder?

How can I zoom far subject during taking video on Nikon D3300?

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See more questions like this: How to pause video in Nikon D3300?

I Want to record a video with Nikon D3300 by blurry background?

I don't know how to set the Nikon for video record by blurry background?

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How long can I film on Nikon D3300?

Hi, I am interested in buying a Nikon D3300 to make picture, but mostly to learn how to make small movies. I've heard the quality is one of the best in that range of price, but I've read somewhere that you can only film for a short period of time, around 10 minutes. Is it true? Can you film several time a 10 minutes scene or do I need to put it on a computer each time? Thanks for your answer

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You can take multiple 10 minute clips. The camera just needs to "catch up" so to speak. This is common for dslrs

How can I remove the time limit for video?

How can I remove the time limit for video. I have tried: Nothing , just got this camera. I think it was caused by: NIKON setting

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Can I take multiple 10 minute movies with the D3300, or does each have to uploaded to the computer?

Can I take multiple 10 minute movies with the D3300, or does each have to uploaded to the computer?

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Settings for autofocus for video please?

Video for D3300 with AF-S F2.8 VR

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Using either HDMI or USB [quality not priority] to record [& maybe view] video to laptop?

Is there a software solution to use laptop as direct / instant storage - bypassing the SD card - for video using any of the connections on Nikon D3300. Preferably with the laptop display as a live preview and storing a fairly decent a quality video format. I gather it can be done using a field recorder via HDMI - I was curious as to a solution without additional hardware. Many thanks. I have tried: Research online. I think it was caused by: Not a problem - just my unwillingness to spend more money!

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Can I use digital zoom to help focus?

Can I digitally zoom in to focus my photos/videos? If so, how? Thank you so much!. I have tried: None. I think it was caused by: Nothing

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When I press LV the image in my video screen looks blurred?

I see a blurred image when I start to record a video. I think it was caused by: Maybe I fiddled with some settings external and internal

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