Get a static shot of the entire song at every location. I've done this with every music video because you have tons of coverage and a base edit to start out from in your timeline. I actually lay all my full length takes out on the timeline stack them up and sync them all to the music. Then I chip away and add any other shots of them singing/playing an instrument and b-roll that I want.
Video quality doesn't look good. Probably better off using Nikon 360.
Does it have to be an iMac? I purchased a brand new iMac in 2014 with very similar specs to the one you priced at $4k. It was great but even with a 2GB graphics card and 32GB ram it still crashed, lagged in speed and would freeze when editing. It was a great computer but After Effects, Premiere and even Photoshop would constantly run slow (one program open at a time). This was with 1080p footage and with 4K from a GH4/JVC or 2K from a BMPCC - it would lag even more. Skip across the timeline? Forget it. Clip on a clip to preview it in Premiere? Hope you just saved your project.
I sold it in 2015 and picked up an Asus laptop with literally almost the same specs. Works great and was $1k. Just something to think about from a video guy who works on a Mac Pro at work and has been editing for 10 years.
Thanks, just ordered an EF to E-mount adapter. I used one of these on my GH4 with my EF lenses and really liked it. I didn't realize those adapters existed for E-mount cameras, thanks again.
I used to own the Rode VideoMic Go and yes it's affordable but overall the sound quality is 'OK' at best. I'm comparing it to the Rode VideoMic which takes a battery and actually delivers better audio. I actually went from the Rode VideoMic to the Rode VideoMic GO because I didn't want to deal with batteries and the size was a little easier to handle in my bag. But the quality wasn't as good. I would honestly put the money toward the Rode VideoMic > https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1152351-REG/rode_videomic_pro_r_v...
I use this at work on a 5D and it's awesome. Compact, battery powered and records great quality audio without breaking the budget.
I used Sony Vegas years ago, moved to FC, then moved to FCPX & Premiere Pro in the last year or two. Right now I'm mainly using Premiere Pro and although you're stuck paying $50 a month. It's honestly not a bad bill, its a happy bill. The updates, ability to download all of their programs and work seamlessly (for the most part) with all of them is incredible. You do what fits you best but using the free trial is a good start to figuring out if you like it.