a HVR-A1, is a second one not in the cards? Is your budget supposed to cover an additional camcorder + the mic(s)?
Is a shotgun mic our only choice?
Is a wireless lavaliere or handheld mic needed?
Is XLR or 1/8" (3.5mm) mic connectivity preferred?
Will the shotgun mic (or wireless base station) need to be camcorder mounted?
Will the lighting need to be camera mounted or on stands where you bring the talking head to a "portable backdrop or other place away from a podium?
Assuming the shotgun mic is used on a boom, will there be a boom operator or will the boom be mounted to a studio-type boom mic stand?
Is the plan to use this "new" camera as a standalone device or to augment the HVR-A1E?
Do you need to add another tripod or steadying device to your budget? How about cases, cables, etc?
Are you locked to Sony so the NP series batteries used by the A1E can used with the new device?
I wonder if you could give me a hand in getting the right equipment for a corporate video setup. I already have a basic Sony HVR-A1E and look for something for producing interview style videos & corporate events.
Im looking at for:
HD Camcorder (need to shoot video for longer than 30 mins)
Mic Kit for close work (boom mic)
Lighting kit for close work.
Any other suggestions?
If you could help me out that would be great.