A more common setup is to have a radio link like you see at http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=203C-50MW-N
This way the recorder can be any number of devices. From a laptop with the receiver connected to some USB 2.0 Video capture like this one -> http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=VS-USB2800-PRO
The whole getup can be run with a laptop for the recorder off of batteries and when in a car, this device -> http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=PI-100
All digital and ready for your edits.
I would like to take some hidden camera footage for a scripted project. The concept needs to appear unscripted and unprofessional. My old JVC-307 doesn't have inputs, so I would like to get a new camera that I could put in a bag and connect a hidden camera that the subject could wear on their person, like a button camera. I would like full editing features to put video in from VHS, S-VHS, or another digital video, and an external mic - lapel style. Any ideas on this? Thanks!