There is an album launch that a bunch of us have been entrusted to video It's a rock/metal group and the launch is sometime next month, so we want to ready ourselves and do it well.
Sony DCR HC20E
to work with... both use miniDV.
So we need some advice on a few points...
> We're planning on buying a tripod - any advice on wat features or w/e it shud have ?
> tips/tricks/advice on how the band should be filmed. Little things professionals do etc? I read somewhere abt one cam on the tripod and one in hand for closeups...this is what we're planning to do. Any other suggestions would be nice.
> Sound. We've had some trouble with sound in the past - like once we got a direct out from a mixer and kinda busted a camcorders sound (not one of the cams above). The mic on the camcorder is not an option since the quality is pretty bad. Will an external mic be good enough? or is there another way to record sound direct from the mixer?
Looking forward to your replies, and thanks in advance