Nikon today released its new image and video editing software, NX-Studio, for free download. NX-Studio combines features from ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D, among others, so that Nikon users can now view, edit and process images and videos in one application.
We have already had a first brief look at the new Nikon NX Studio, where we are particularly interested in the video options. We liked the viewer, which works quite quickly, as well as the metadata support. The most important shooting parameters can be displayed both for images and videos as an overlay or (in a more detailed form) in the sidebar. These include the image profiles used, aperture, focal length, shutter speed, etc. The metadata is only available for internal use.
The metadata are only available for internally recorded videos - so anyone who was looking forward to corresponding ProRes(Raw) metadata will not be served here - at least not yet. ProRes and ProResRAW QuickTime movies can at least be viewed in the NX Studio (on the Mac) (we have not yet tried the Windows version).
The current editing functions (white balance, exposure correction, etc.) of NX-Studio are likely to apply mainly to RAW image files.
Rudimentary video editing options such as export area or add images and soundtrack are also available, but are probably too simple, especially for prosumer/pro users.
The bottom line is that the image and video viewer works quickly and displays detailed Nikon metadata, which is not bad.