We're starting to do a lot more event capturing... conventions and so on. We need to come up with a solution that would enable us to continue to capture to the cameras for possible editing later, but also to get a live switcher set up so we can do live switching to a computer or hard drive for more immediate publishing ability.
We use the XDCAM series... a shoulder camera, the 350L (which uses the optical disks), plus two EX1 cameras (which use SxS cards). We edit with FCP-S2, but have just purchased Adobe's Master Collection, so we have Premiere as well if that matters.
We want to be able to switch between all three cameras, and have a variable ability to mix from one to 6 channels of audio. Live green screening would be nice too, but that's not a deal breaker.
Can someone recommend a system and briefly describe a workflow for this? What type of budget should I expect to attribute to the gear?
Thanks, all -
Allen Film & Video
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