Inspired by the success of the Canon Liveview DSLR video hack, Olivier Giroux repeated the trick for his Nikon D700. As was the case with the Canons, it works—sort of.

The limitation are essentially identical—necessarily short recordings due to an sensor-preserving liveview shutoff, the need to be tethered to a PC, the limited output quality (less than 480p in this case)—but the fact remains that with no more than a piece of software, which Giroux plans on releasing as soon as he can, you can record decent video through your DSLR's lenses.

It might not be ready for actual production work, but it's perfect for having a little limited depth-of-field YouTube fun. [OGiroux via NikonRumors]