This is NOT about the video (see disclaimers below) but about the band. Caught this lot (and another excellent band Eagle and Weeks) at an event that reminded me of why I generally avoid festivals (total incompetence in getting people in, serious over-crowding, attitude of staff etc). They were the only good thing to come out of a pretty miserable experience. Watch and see if they don't put a big smile on your face!
1. This was a "grab video" on what intended to be a quick "reccie" tour ready to shoot a band performing the next day. I hadn't gone along expecting to shoot any video because of the distance (travelling by train) and weight of my gear. That was planned for the next day when I wanted to be fresh not exhausted from a day lugging around tripod and rig
2. I only got the camera a few days ago and although I'd read the manual front to back once had not had any time to practice. It shows!
3. No rig = no EVF. Wish I could have shot this lot with my full rig
4. Unfamiliarity with camera means "reference sound" on camera recording is severely clipped all the way through
5. Overcompensating on the hot shoe -mounted Zoom 4hn means that sound was recorded way too low. Had to boost by maximum allowable amount to get the level of sound you can hear here. Also had to use H4n internal mics rather than preferred Rode NT5 matched pair
6. Sound is probably not perfectly synced. This video was my first attempt to use Adobe Premiere Pro CC after using Sony Vegas Pro for the last four years. LOTS more to learn and this really was a case of "2 hours after opening the program learn enough to render out some sort of video". I manually synced the audio but it was a bit like using a rake to thread a needle!
What this does show is any idiot with an expensive camera (the Canon EOS 5D Mark III - not THAT expensive I guess) can shoot video that's much better than any iPhone grab even if he hasn't got the proper tools, knowledge or time to read the manual :-)