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The most ‘ghetto’ solution is to do an ‘audio slate’ and sync ‘clap’ when you start recording on both your audio and video devices. This is an ancient school technique still used by the film guy’s to sync sound to film in post. This works quite well but the drawback is, you’ll have to keep both your camera and audio devices running throughout the performance. So that means no turning off the camera while shooting. Now you need to find out if there are going to be breaks in the performance so you can re-slate and clap at the begining of each set. Hopefully, each set won’t go more than an hour. Get 63 video tapes minute tapes and prep them prior to the show (3 minutes ain’t a lot of extra time, but it helps!) If you can patch your recorder directly into one of the mixer’s outputs to get a pre-mixed sound. It’s not a hardcore tech solution, but it will get the job done if handled properly.