I was wondering if anyone could give a few pointers please. I have been asked if I could provide a camera to a friend to record a family member and few of their close friends performing a routine as part of an evening of entertainment.
My intention is to loan a 5Diii with appropriate lens. I have not used the camera myself for video more than once (I have stills) so it feels a little bit like the blind leading the blind...to make things worse I cannot attend so instructions have to be passed on. The event is for fun, non-commercial, village hall type of thing, so if it all goes pear shaped then it is not the end of the world...but I would like to give the best chance of getting a good outcome/video.
The intention would be to have the camera on a tripod with the shutter button option enabled to allow a cable shutter release to start and stop the recording by someone sitting next to it.
My questions are:
Will the camera audio recording be acceptable if the camera is located more-or-less somewhere in the audience (I guess 80-100 people)?
Being mindful of the 29 minute 59 second recording limit, if you press the 'stop' and then the 'start' recording will there be a delay whilst file writing takes place or any other peculiarity?
If the sensor likely to overheat using the camera in this way, event recording for say 1.5 hours?
Is setting the focus manually and using 'P' mode the best way to set the camera?
How long will a fully charged battery last doing this?
Is there any do or don't advice?
I am intending setting the camera resolution to 1920 - 24 - IBP if this is relevant.
Apologies for the perhaps basic questions, but any advice or pointers would be really appreciated - I always say "you don't know what you don't know" so hearing from someone who has used the camera like this would be helpful. THANKS!