Remove video time limit on the D7000


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The following will allow you to remove the time restrictions on video recording

Do this at your own risk

Here's how to do it:
  1. Grab the latest firmware file from Nikon
  2. Run the exe or dmg file - this will create a folder in the same directly that the exe file is saved in called D7000Update. It will contain D7000_0104.bin
  3. Upload the firmware file (D7000_0104.bin) here, and generate the patched firmware.
  4. Put the patched firmware on your sd card in the base directory (top level)
  5. Insert the memory card into the camera's first memory card slot and turn on the camera.
  6. Select Firmware version from the camera's setup menu and follow instructions displayed to upgrade the firmware.
  7. DO NOT switch off the camera at any time during the update, doing so may brick your camera.
  8. After the upgrade is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  9. Access the Firmware version item in the camera's setup menu to confirm that the firmware has been upgraded.
  10. After confirming the firmware version, turn the camera off and leave it off for five seconds or more before using it.
More detailed instructions on updating firmware here.

Read more about this patching tool here:
Nikon Hacker • View topic - Nikon Patch v1.12
Nikon Hacker • View topic - Nikon Patch v1.13
Nikon Hacker • View topic - Nikon Patch v.1.15.0 BETA

Consider donating to to this project via the Paypal box on the patch page if this is helpful to you. The main programmer just bricked his D5100 trying some new things.


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Bit like over clocking a PC's proccessor. Or by passing a cars rev limiter. None are a good idea. Possible to do yes. But never a good idea.