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Connecting Nikon D850 to UltraStudio Mini Recorder

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:13 am
by pgr1969
I am trying to connect a Nikon D850 to an UltraStudio Mini Recorder in order to use the D850 as a webcam for live broadcasts using OBS. I am unable to get a video signal to the computer. When troubleshooting, I am able to get video from the camera to three different monitors using the same cables, so I know the D850 is sending a good signal through its HDMI port. Additionally, I am able to get the HDMI signal from other sources (an older Canon camcorder and the HDMI port of a laptop PC) into my computer through the Mini Recorder, so I know the Mini Recorder is good. The D850 senses there is a connection to the HDMI port when it is connected to the Mini Recorder but I the Mini Recorder doesn't sense a connection from the camera.

Are there any settings on the camera and/or Mini Recorder I can adjust or is the D850 just not compatible with the Mini Recorder for some reason?

Re: Connecting Nikon D850 to UltraStudio Mini Recorder

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:08 pm
by Tony Rivera
It would seem to appear that the output settings on the camera are not ones supported by the Mini Recorder. You can see the full listing of those standards here. You'll need to change the output settings in the camera to one of those formats in order for the signal to be detected by the device.

Re: Connecting Nikon D850 to UltraStudio Mini Recorder

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:36 am
by photographer89
Hi, I have exactly the same problem. it works with my gopro and my sony a6000 (but had nothing to adjust) but my nikon d850 is not recognized no matter what settings are selected.
I assume that it has nothing to do with the nikon software because it is only a hdmi signal, but as I said it is not recognized no matter what is set.
Can you give us more detailed information? have you already tried to get a picture with the nikon d850?

please more detailed information, thank you

Re: Connecting Nikon D850 to UltraStudio Mini Recorder

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:16 pm
by pgr1969
I gave up and returned the Mini Recorder (bought through Amazon). I got the AVerMedia Extreme Cap (BU110) and it worked perfectly with no issues.

Re: Connecting Nikon D850 to UltraStudio Mini Recorder

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:45 am
by sepoulton
I'm having the exact same problem. Need a quick solution for an event on Monday. I've tried every output setting on the Nikon for video and HDMI, and the device is not recognized. Considering returning it if we can't get some specific advice.

Re: Connecting Nikon D850 to UltraStudio Mini Recorder

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:03 pm
by Patrick Baldwin
May not be much help but I had a similar problem with a D800. It was a while ago so my recall is a bit sketchy but I think I had to change the setting in the Blackmagic software to something like 1080i. It was counter intuitive I remember that much.
God luck with it.