After passing on the A1 and V1U for the camera I could afford -- and with which i could pick up a few "side" shots for the feature film I'm working on -- am starting to think about the possibility of actually shooting most of the film with the HV20. Actually, for a lot of the scenes, that would be 2-3 HV20s.
My primary concerns:
1) Sound. Should I just get a good external, digital audio recorder for my sound and be prepared to edit with that? Any suggestions for equipment?
2) Time Code. Am supposing I can slate everything in the more-than-one-camera scenes, in order to sync the multiple footage sources, but without originating time code, how will I need to create the best work flow in FCP 6?
Should I be concerned about any other big issues?
PS: I do have a friend with a Canon A1. If he got involved in the project and I use his camera instead of a second HV20, should we be able to match the footage ok? (Have another friend who's a professional colorist on a high-end system so the color correction will be first rate.) Would it make the time code issues in post any easier to deal with?
PPS: have another friend with Sony's V1U. If he and his camera got involved instead, would the V1 footage be too different from the HV20 -- or could that combination work also?