June 30, 2016 at 5:06AM, Edited June 30, 5:11AM
Recording Live Dance Performance
I am in the editing suite now, after doing some indoor dance concert recordings. It is terribly disappointing and I am wondering what kind of setup some of you use when recording dance performances (think ballet concerts). My current setup is basic using a Canon 70D, Rode Videomic Pro, 55-200mm lens, with a tripod.
Here's the problems I faced: bumpy video movements when panning sideways/up/down, jerky video when zooming in and out, video going out of focus, poor white balance.
So, the questions I face now is what kind of accessories/lens do I have to invest in to get better output? Since 55-200mm is a parfocal lens, it needs constant focus adjustment when zoomed in/out. What is the best lens to record wide-angle, low-light, concert performance? Do I need a focus puller? Do I need viewfinder?
Also, in theory where would be the best spots to place your camera in a concert hall?
Any input is appreciated. Thank you.