Hello, it's my first post here. I m not a professional videographer and I'm not sure I'm posting in the right section but here goes. I produce music instructional videos and music/audio is really more my specialty. Everything that I've learned how to do on video was pretty much learned on the job. I definitely have my workflow and have been doing it for 5 years now, but even then, i'm definitely still a beginner and therefore, i ask for forgiveness in advance for what may appear to be really dumb questions..
My questions are somewhat related. I've been using 2 1000$ sony HD that I bought 5 years ago when I started my business, I forget the model name. I feel that I'll soon be ready to upgrade my gear.
Since I'm always working in a studio environment with consistent lighting; I'm not looking for the holy grail of video quality, but it would be interesting to have something better. I'm hoping for something in the below 1500$ price range (preferably 1000$). I'm looking to get two cameras actually since I deal with multicam setups. However, I was wondering if I might be able to keep my two sony cams and just get one high quality pro cam (in which case my budget can be roughly 2500$) . The reason for this is because my second cam is usually a tiny crop of the hands (see video below).
If I get a significantly higher quality camera , do i have to make sure certain video settings are compatible between my old one and the new one so that it syncs up correctly? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question… For example, let's assume that i'm shooting in 4k with my new fancy camera, but i'm also using my old 1080p HD cam to focus on just the right hand like my video above. What do i need to do for optimal quality between the two? Does the 4k cam have to be set to 1080p to match the old cam? I've never had to deal with anything like this because my current cams are identical.
i have heard of DSLR cameras for shooting videos, and i'm quite impressed with some of the video qualities that i've seen, but i've read up on the topic, and unless i'm mistaken, it appears that the vast majority can only handle limited times per session and that they're prone to heating. This is an issue for me because when i produce these videos, i work on a very tight schedule. Usually filming sessions last 6-10 hours a day. My workflow is that I shoot one hour per clip. Obviously if there's a time limit on DSLR, i would have to work around said time limit, which i'd rather not. And the idea of the camera getting hot seems scary considering the length of my recording sessions.
I have been looking at the black magic cinema cams, but one review i found left me a bit perplexed, something aobut not being able to delete clips from the camera, which is generally a nono for me. is that the case for all models or just a specific model?
Last but not least, i record audio and video separately. I find that because of the lengthy clips, there is a risk of audio / video drift. It's not a huge deal, as i can usually cut the audio chunks at certain moments and displace them… but is there any hardware gear right off the bat that allows me to just get things right from the start.. i know in the world of audio there is word clock, but i can't seem to find any info on the net about perfect audio/video sync