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I wouldn’t use a sports cam like the GoPro for a studio interview. First off, it’s a fixed wide angle lens. You’ll have to move the camera really close for your ‘talking head’ shots. Also, you won’t be able to control the exposure and you’ll have to have a separate audio recorder to do sync audio because the GoPro’s don’t have external mic inputs. Syncing up one camera is a challenge. Doing two is even more so. Last thing you want is to have an audio issue when you get into the edit bay when it’s a paying gig.
If you don’t have the budget for a dedicated video camera, I suggest looking into a good Point and shoot camera. All of the latest models have HD video and you’ll have a lot more control over the shoot by being able to resize shots via zoom, exposure controls and being able to see what you’re shooting while shooting. Canon and Nikon make some really nice PnS rigs that are quite affordable.