I am very comfortable with still photography, but video is another matter. I understand some of the limitations of shooting video with a DSLR, but for what I'm shooting I think it would be ok. My main challenges are panning, where I need to get s smooth movement, audio, where I need to get clear sound, and focus, where I need to maintain focus on my subject while moving.
I had planned on getting a camcorder to do this, but the Canon 70D the looks to be up to the task for great video. Particularly with its dual pixel technology. I can leverage my existing lenses as well.
For panning and movement, I have a tripod but I don't have a video head nor a dolly.I think that these are essential for smooth video. Is that right? If so, what would you recommend? I have a swiss-arca mount that I can use. Also, what's a good stabilizer for this (let's say I would just use light lenses on it when hand holding)
For audio, I have a Rode VMP shotgun mic, but I would also like a secondary recorder. Any recommendations for this? My friend uses an H4N (i think) and he seems to like it.
Thanks for any suggestions the at you have!