gear for shoot - is it ok?
If anyone could spin through this and point out any glaring errors I’d be grateful. I'm very rusty producer/director and at short notice have to fly to Zambia’s Lusaka for six days to shoot forty-minute feature to raise awareness of hospice and water project in compound.
Technology has changed.
Sony DCR VX2000E 3CCD 48 X
Canon XM2 3CCD Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Lens: spare lens for Sony which is a little wider.
Nagra Ares BB Plus onto compact flash cards.
No possibility of audio time code sync with camera.
Sennheiser 300 mono and windshield mini jack
AT 835 B shotgun XLR windshield and shock mount
Beyerdynamic ME 58 XLR
AKG Handheld D230 XLR
Sennheiser Evolution Wireless Lapel mike
Whatever is on the Canon camera....
Well it seems to be mini jack on cameras but my audio is all xlr except wireless ones
Tapes Mini DV’s to buy…size…
Tripods – not sure but have one available for Sony camera
Cables….only xlr apart from one’s fitted to camcorders – ie mini-jacks
Can I shoot on both cameras and cut stuff together on one kind of software programme later, will it match up…?
How do I, if at all, back up tapes on location?
How do I get xlr mics into camcorders min jack socket– can that work without sound being bad – should I use Nagra and then sync up in edit?
Location power for cameras – assuming I use zoom but not fancy viewfinder – how many batteries might I need per day -
I want a reflecter – any thoughts for ease of transport..carry on preferably?
And a pole for the mics
And above all..what have I missed??
If anyone has time - thanks - otherwise, thanks anywy.
How much Ram do I need for quick HDV editing with an Apple Quad G5?