Finally got out to a venue and had a chance to test the VG20 in real life. This wasn't the band I went to video, but I left the cam running.
Pleased with image quality, although my DOF choice messed my focus up, somehow I ended up on the drummer instead of the singer.
Extra pleased with sound quality, live in the room this was cymbals going off in your ears type levels, I didn't think the inbuilt mic would cope, but it's done a fantastic job of input compression. There is no post editing of the soundtrack. This cam is criticised for no XLR input, but with this mic I no longer care - sound is a major issue with live events, often having to liaise with sound desks, mess with levels, then syncing. The quality of this mic is a Godsend.
As usual, I've done my best to make this a music video rather than one static cam on a tripod filming a performance. The cam is giving me the resolution I need for that.
Lessons learned -
Raise tripod so you can actually see the guitars instead of peoples heads
Get correct DOF so focus is sharp.
Get the lighting guy to choose majority of white light so the band don't look jaundiced
The band wanted more effects, so they got them, I had to try and make the video vibrant as it is for an entry into a competition for live band performance.
I now feel I have the right cam for the job, that my efforts at editing can now be worthwhile instead of being let down by sound and vision quality (not counting user error lol) - for me, the VG20 is a winner.
The Halls - Baron Samedi - Live - YouTube