I'm a technologist attempting to help my brother out with a project of his. He owns a rock club in Seattle. Performing bands receive the raw tracks from the mixer on a DVD after the show. The recordings are typically good enough to produce and release (overdub the flubs, mix, master).
He'd like to add video into the mix. We're looking for a budget solution that would allow bands to leave with video that is good enough to produce and release. Like the mixer, we would like the solution to require minimal effort (push record, burn files to BDR after the show). We would like it to be cheap.
I'm looking for hardware, software, and implementation recommendations. The venue is a 15'X30' rectangular stage with a backdrop, high ceiling, and active (rock club) lighting which resembles LEDs in paint cans. Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Here are my thoughts so far:
Acquire five Logitech C920 webcams (1080p, autofocus, 3MP CMOS, h246 bit streaming) for $80 each.
Acquire a PC with three USB Roots (max of 2 cams per USB root device)
Acquire five active-USB extension cables
Mount one camera above each corner of the rectangular stage
Mount one camera facing the stage
A sixth camera would possibly be behind the band facing the audience
Total cost would be about $1000
Synchronously capture all five bitstreams to disk at once. Burn the raw m4v files to a data-BRD after the show. The band leaves with 5 different angles @1080p of their performance. The band can sync with the off-the-board tracks to produce a live DVD/BD using their own production software, hardware, staff, and creative vision. We simply want to provide them with something really useful.