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My main camera is an FS-100. Although I do some DSLR work you wouldn't catch me pulling off interviews in volume like that with them. I would pull my hair out and I have so little of it left.
What I used to do before having the FS-100 and having a clapper app was go ahead and record the audio to the camera as well. Even though it would turn out horrible, having several audio peaks in the timeline to match up with sped things up. I actually still use my H4N quite a bit and match up with a lav that's on the FS for fuller sound.
One other important tip though is to speak the details of the shot and take number into the audio recorder/mic if you can and keep good notes of the shoot. I've messed that up a few times and spent an hour or two looking for the clip that matched. It's what finally forced me into adapting a good media asset management workflow that I never skip anymore, no matter how small the project.