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If you have two cameras (both on tripods) you could just have one tight and the other medium wide, then choose which is your active take in post.
If you don’t have two cameras, record in HD as wide as you need and crop/zoom in post using the same video on two tracks with one tight, the other original an again just choose which track is active.
I would suggest using only cuts (no fades or fancy transitions) as a rule.
Also, if you output to SD, you won’t have a problem with pixelated video (if you record @ 1920 X 1080 but render to 720 X 480 you will be fine). You might even get away with rendering to HD anyway (depends on how much you zoom for the tight shots).