Advice request for Video documenting audio recording sections

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      Avatarzaiata
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      If appropriate in this forum I like to ask for advice, guidance, tips if possible
      I have an efficient audio recording project studio. We do mostly audio recording collaborations among musicians.

      Two Rock bands (Drums , Percussion, Guitars, Bass, Key, Vocal), A Jazz Trio, A few Vocal Songwriters. We are performing musicians with audio recording projects at various level.

      We have the necessity of doing some videos of the process of recording songs and perhaps simple B-Rolls to add to the final video.
      We do not intent to obtain a super quality/elaborated, advanced video result. Our main target is audio. But we find out that our target audience enjoy and respond well to this type of videos documentation.

      Creating this kind of video content helps our web presence and to promote events.
      I am not counting on continuig using what I have a the moment for photo/Video but will mention it just in case. I have a Blackmagic Pocket cinema camera (The old one not the 4k), Canon SLRs EOS 5D and EOS 40D. Several lenses, Manfrotto tripod…. I have a basic hobbyist knowledge on photography. Also I can navigate Final Cut Pro and have an elementary color-correction knowledge.
      So far what I do is set the Blackmagic in a corner and go with our business of recording audio and then sync some of the resulting video to the recorded songs.

      Now we like to do a little better and enhance with close-ups and some B rolls.
      Considering we are not video experts I have been planning on buying a video camera: Easy to use, as much automation as possible, with fast auto focus that we can mount in a Gimbal Stabilizer.
      I had spend ours reading in this site and other sources but I do not have sufficient knowledge to identify a video camera for this purpose. The idea is to have a moderated trained camera person in the live recording room to video record sessions with minimal interference as we record audio. Meaning not huge video rig or super brilliant lights.
      With the resulting video plus some B Rolls and photos we are able to compose the video documentation we pursue using Final Cut Pro and various plugins.

      It looks like we need a decent small camera with a good lens (lenses?) that can work on less than ideal light conditions and some sort of Gimbal stabilizer mount to be able to record close-ups, simple interviews and outside B Rolls.

      Recommendations really appreciated.

      Thank you

    • #72030613
      Avatarbobspez
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      You have the BMPCC and two canon dslr cameras. Just use them.

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