Nikon D3200 - remote control and HDMI recording for video?

charlzm

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With Canon's EOS Utility software, you can connect your Canon DSLR to a laptop via HDMI and:

  • - control focus and zoom (if you have autofocus lenses),
    - start and stop video recording,
    - white balance,
    - see RGB histograms
I can't find any mention of similar software for Nikon. Do they have something like this? Is there a third-party solution?
 

bjornl

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What you are looking for is called tethering software. There are a number of choices. If you google Nikon d3200 teather (might also want to try teathering software, teathered shooting and so on.
Here is one example:
https://www.tethertools.com/camera/nikon-d3200/

I think you are wrong about the zoom part with Canon as neither Canon nor Nikon support this on their DSLRs. The cameras don't communicate 'zoom' to the lens and so a teathered solution would not add that function. I've owned both Canon and Nikon cameras for many years. You might have the ability to zoom in on the live view image, but this is not zooming the lens and is only to help you check your focus.
I've used tethered shooting on a Panasonic GH3 and it was 'ok' but of limited utility. There are no doubt camera which support zooming, but it won't be a DSLR or a DSLR type camera.
 

bjornl

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What you are looking for is called tethering software. There are a number of choices. If you google Nikon d3200 teather (might also want to try teathering software, teathered shooting and so on.
Here is one example:
https://www.tethertools.com/camera/nikon-d3200/

I think you are wrong about the zoom part with Canon as neither Canon nor Nikon support this on their DSLRs. The cameras don't communicate 'zoom' to the lens and so a teathered solution would not add that function. I've owned both Canon and Nikon cameras for many years. You might have the ability to zoom in on the live view image, but this is not zooming the lens and is only to help you check your focus.
I've used tethered shooting on a Panasonic GH3 and it was 'ok' but of limited utility. There are no doubt camera which support zooming, but it won't be a DSLR or a DSLR type camera.
 

charlzm

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Thanks for the answer! Unfortunately, it looks like the tethering software out there uses USB 2.0, not HDMI and most of it is for live streaming the viewfinder and immediate transfer of stills. I am looking for a video solution.

And I may very well be wrong about being able to cause a physical zoom to happen with Canon's EOS software; I've never used it, and so don't know.

Essentially, I want to be able to duplicate the function of this using a laptop.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicvideoassist
 

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