Apologies in advance this could be a long post.
So myself and a few friends have decided to start a Youtube channel and each do a couple of different "shows" for it, one of which is a board gaming one. I've been planning my camera setup for how we could film it and would like some advice.
I have four cameras at my disposal but would like to just use three. They are:
2x Sanyo CG10 Pistol grip HD Camcorder (720)
1x Nikon D3100 DSLR (1080)
1x Nikon L310 Bridge Camera (720)
The players will be sat at a round table but will be positioned as below (I hope I can clearly demonstrate this)
1 TABLE 4
I was going to have one camera on tripod right up against the open side of the table pointed down and fixed on the table surface, then two others either side pointing inwards, one from the right focused on players 1 & 2 and the other from the left on players 3 & 4. My other thought then was to use the 4th camera handheld to film any full on close ups on the game in play (dice rolls etc). My first thoughts were:
Table camera: D3100
Player cameras: Both Sanyos
Close ups: L310
My concerns however are:
1: Although the Sanyos can record constantly they are limited by their battery life and as these games could go on for a couple of hours it could be an issue. So I was thinking only use one of them so I can use the battery from the other for a quick change when the first one dies and use the L310 in place of the second one and forget about close ups.
2: The D3100 only records 10 minutes at a time which isn't the real problem, I can have someone manning it and restarting as needed. My concern is the overheating issue I've been reading up on. As stated before, we could be recording for a couple of hours so this could be a problem. This could possibly rule out the use of the D3100 altogether, if that is the case I would have to use both Sanyos, ruling out my idea for battery swapping.
I'm basically putting this up here to see if anyone has any ideas or advice as to how they would approach this.