…and probably also your D3/D300.
I’m announcing the availability of a BETA-quality video capture application for live-view capable Nikon DSLR cameras. I provide this application "as is" for your enjoyment only. I'm not offering any support with it.
In a nutshell, the application “nkvid” simply allows you record the live-view feed of your Nikon D3/D300/D700 camera. This is really the extent of nkvid’s functionality, as it does not aim to be “remote control” application. The product of running nkvid is an AVI movie file in the standard MJPEG format recognized by many playback applications, such as Apple Quicktime and Microsoft Windows Media Player.
Visit the download page to obtain a copy of nkvid.
Before using nkvid, make sure that you have read and understand the terms on the download page. These terms, along with basic instructions and troubleshooting tips are included in the README.TXT file included with the download package.
When you run nkvid, it will immediately trigger live view on your camera and display the live view feed in a simple window. Each run of nkvid records exactly one video. Launch nkvid again to record another. Successive runs of nkvid record sequentially-numbered files to avoid overwriting your videos by accident.
The recording state is bound to the state of the CAPS LOCK key. When CAPS LOCK is on, nkvid is recording. Trigger recording at any time while nkvid is running by enabling CAPS LOCK. If CAPS LOCK is on before nkvid starts, it will start recording immediately. When you turn CAPS LOCK off, nkvid will finish writing the video file and close.
If you encounter difficulties, refer to the README.TXT file included in the nkvid download.
Feel free to comment on this post or the download page. Note that at this point I do not plan to take feature requests that go beyond fixing glaring bugs.