My school's drama department is looking for a camera to record our plays/musicals.
I have looked and looked for a good camera that
- Records in 1080p at 30fps
- Has a mic-in port so we can connect our sound board to it to record directly onto the video from the tech booth.
I think the GoPro might work. It records at 1080p 60, 48, 30, or 24 fps, and has a mic-in. Would this work?
The tech booth is elevated and is in the back of the auditorium. I wouldn't need to zoom as I can crop it and scale it in post (which I think we will export at 720p) and I don't want it to look fish-eyed or distorted. Would the Narrow option work?
What I really want answered is, Should I use the GoPro Hero 3 Black or is there a better camera to use ($400 or less)?