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Old June 14th, 2017, 06:39 PM   #1
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I video'd a mates tribute band recently, I did the whole night but here is a 6 1/2 minute promo clip from it. Please SKIP the first 1 minute.
We know the sound is not the best as it is the output from the PA mix plus 2 mics. They knew the limitations of sound.
I used 5 different video camera's and I am wondering if anyone want's to guess what they might be. I'll tell you in the next day or two what they were anyway. Here is the link..
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Old June 15th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #2
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OK here's a list of the camera's used.
From beside the sound mixing desk, so front shots accross the dance floor 2 cameras.
1 x Sony a6000 with kit 55-210 lens, mostly close ups.
1 x Sony HDR-XR500 domestic camera. (2012 vintage) Mostly wide shots.

On the left of the stage (nearest guitarist)
1 x Sony HDR-XR260 domestic camera

On the right of the stage (nearest bass guitarist)
1 x Sony XR3000 action cam.

A couple of shots of singer and lead guitar
Samsung S7 phone.

I used Neat Video on both the XR3000 and HDR-XR260 to clean up the video noise. It wasn't too bad on a computer screen, but you could see the noise on a 42" TV.

Audio from the mixer was recorded on a laptop with Audacity, the interface was a Lexicon alpha USB interface.
Some other audio mixed in from stage cameras (first half of the show) and Zoom H1 on a light stand next to my front camera position.

Lessons learned...
Always double check cameras and recorders are on and recording, I didn't hit record on the left camera in the second half and the Zoom recorder in the first half. :-)

The a6000 can use clear image digital zoom on the 55-210 lens, but I only found that out after the show. I wish I knew on the night so I could get a little closer at times.

Always have someone with you to protect your gear when you need to go on stage or to the toilet etc. (I did)

The XR3000 can be monitored and controlled on my Samsung mobile phone via WiFi, BUT remotely turning it off and on is done via Bluetooth and I was too far away for that. It also would not work on an external battery solution I setup and tested earlier that day, lucky I was able to run it off mains power.

All edited in Vegas Pro 14
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