Nikon D5 Sample Video: How Much Editing is Too Much?

Mitch Aunger of Planet5D noticed something odd in one of Nikon’s official videos demonstrating the capabilities of their new flagship DSLR, the D5.
At around the 4:00 mark of My Nebraska ( seen above) you’ll notice a time lapse showing the moon and the stars over Nebraska. The issue is that you can see stars passing over the shadow side of moon, which simply isn’t possible. For that to be possible, those stars would have to be between the Earth and the moon.

Nebraska Time Lapse Screenshot

That means, most likely, two time lapses have been combined and layered for that particular sequence.
Of course, Nikon never prefaces the video by saying that it has been created with stills taken straight out of the camera. And we’d expect some minor editing to take place for a time lapse sequence such as the one shown. But as Mitch rightly asks,

…how much post-processing is OK in a promotional video for a new camera?

Should edits be taken so far as to defy the laws of physics when promoting the capabilities of a new camera?
Check out the full post over at Planet5D and then let us know – what do you think?

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