Nikon Steals Canon 5D MK II Footage For D800 Promo Video. *Update*
According to Steve’s Digicams, Nikon has committed the ultimate photography sin. They used stolen Canon 5D MK II footage to promo the new Nikon D800. In fact they used about ten seconds of footage shot with other cameras. It has been confirmed that at least some of the footage was shot by TSO Photography and The Art Of Flight footage, shot with a Phantom. Here is a rip from the article.
***UPDATE* Seems as if Nikon has admitted to their mistake and s working to resolve this matter. Here is a rip from the FB page.
Looks awesome, doesn’t it? Makes the D800 look like it excels at shooting sports and time lapse videos of cityscapes and exotic locations, right? Makes it seem like the D800 is a vital tool to have in your filmmaker production kit, right? Makes you want a D800 no matter the price, right?
Note the shot at 1:36, which lines up with 0:50 in Nikon’s video, which is then followed by a shot of a Canon dSLR. Also, the shot at 2:30 lines up with 0:52 in Nikon’s video. Produced over a year ago, there’s no way the D800 could have been used to make this film. In fact, if you check out ‘The Art of Flight’ website to see what cameras they used to produce the movie, Nikon isn’t even on the list! The above footage was most likely captured with the Phantom HD Gold camera, capable of shooting 1,052 frames per second in 1080p HD.
So that’s two separate, confirmed sources making up about 5 to 10 seconds of Nikon’s Bangkok video.