Sometimes you just have to go out and shoot. It was a cloudy, raining day in Spokane WA-so naturally it seemed like a perfectly good idea to take my camera out. I wanted to get more practice using my Nikon D500's video capabilities as well as practice color grading the footage. Internally, the video codec is very weak at 8 bit 4:2:0, so color grading is quite limited. I use it frequently as a B camera to my Canon C100 Mk ii on paid shoots since the 4K (UHD) mode gives me a nice master and medium shot (4k basically means 2 cameras in 1 - Wide and a medium of 50% zoom).
I drove around the western edge of Spokane and inside Riverside State Park. As I began shooting the clouds broke revealing the sun - I'm glad the camera is weather sealed! I switched between the UHD and HD 60p mode for a balance of high(er) quality and slow motion capable footage. I was also able to snag some stills between recordings.
Foolishly, I only brought one small card (which was partly used already - always dump your card before going out!) and only had about 7 mins of UDH, 28mins of HD for filming. Also, I didn't charge the batteries to my SmallHD monitor! The light didn't last long (it's winter after all - sunset around 4:00pm) so my failed planning didn't come back to bite me (to bad).