Rode's wireless transmitter with XLR input seems like a smart variation on this. Sneak in somewhere that you can't/don't have time to run cables to and use it with any mic, even something basic that the venue are using.
I find lavs problematic for busy interviews - time to fit them, the possibility of rustling, as shown here. Nicer to have people sit under a shotgun/hyper-cardioid if you're sure they won't move around too much. However, this video does show how the the proximity effect of the lav makes it sound thicker and more intimate. The overhead is rather thin.
I sympathise with the frustration in the replies here. But this illustrates why it's impossible to give simple pricing advice, applicable to all.
Should someone with no experience and a 650D charge £550 p/day? If you have experience and capable gear, and similar shooters in your city charge £250 p/day, should you still charge £550? If work is slow and clients in your area can only afford £200 p/day, can you afford not to take the work?
I think it depends on the work you're doing, the kind of clients you have and the sort of prices others in your area charge. It might also depend on the kind of work you want - are you simply looking for the highest paying clients, or do you want the most enjoyable/interesting work?
There are various ingest tools that let you manage media, transcode, add metadata, etc. In fact, most NLEs seem to be getting better at this too - bins, metadata, keywords, etc.
What sort of issues are you having?
Hi Scott. You might consider spending some time browsing http://www.bmcuser.com
There are good stories and bad stories and you can draw your own conclusions.
It would usually depend on where and how the footage will be used. You might consider looking at stock video sites and charging a similar rate, if you feel your footage is as good?
Hi Thomas. I suggest looking for old M42 mount lenses and using a simple EF adaptor ring.
I also have a bmpcc + EF speed booster and use lots of these lenses. They're often cheap enough that you can take a gamble. Also look out for camera shows - lots of old lenses available.
Also check out 'the lens doctor' based in Scotland and selling through his site and on eBay. He adapts older lenses (especially FD mount) for EF and includes declicked aperture ring. I have the 50mm 1.4 which flares beautifully.