I'm an award-winning writer/director. I also do a bit of producing, editing, and shooting - I believe in being as versatile as possible in our increasingly-digital world. I'm based in the Midwest, I love playing complicated board games, I drink a lot of chocolate stout, and I eat a lot of pizza.
This is perhaps a stretch, but I'm into this 32gig usb drive. Such a small device to store two sd card's worth, for $20. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00812F7O8/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?i...
No problem Jay, take it easy.
Hey Julian. If you've never used Plural Eyes, I highly recommend downloading a demo and trying it out. The program essentially uses the waveforms and does a comparison to videos in a sequence. It then merges the clips so they're all buttoned up and ready to go for editing. A real time saver, and a must-have for DSLR filmmaking.
Hey Jay. I have to say that a good on-cam mic from Rode will solve your issue. I would venture for the VideoMic Pro, vs the Stereo VideoMic Pro, because it has a more narrow polar pattern. If you want to sync with what is directly in front of the camera, then that's the route you want to go.
For boom mic options, I'm a Sony kind of guy. I typically run that into a Zoon h4n. My previous post covering Dave Dugdale's Wireless Mic Shootout should give you some good lav options as well.
Hey Luke. Glad you pointed this out. I agree that you're going to get outstanding quality on the mic itself, and I know what you mean. But if you have an external recorder going too (which is likely, a separate boom op closer to talent for example) then you're going to want a solid on-cam mic for waveforms (levels) clear enough for PluralEyes to sync with. I think that's the spirit of this deal. I've shot a great deal on the GH2 for example, and there have been a lot of times I've had to manually sync because I didn't have a good on-cam mic and used the dinky in-cam one.
Word up, Wiley. I'm a fan of what you guys are doing, was very happy with my FDFF for my GH2 (which I heard about right here on NFS!).