I wanted to run another low light trial and give the Zoom H4n it's first real audio workout. I found a very good 2-man band called "The Last Stop" at a local establishment and let the tape start-a-rolling.
I recorded quite a few snippets from two of their sets last night and made a small compilation... no modifications to the video, this is "as-is" out of the camera (after transcoding thru MPEG Streamclip). I actually had a Screen Composite Mode overlayed initially, but decided it looked better "raw".
I had to kick-up the volume a little bit on the recorded audio and modified the EQ a little on the high end, but the sound quality is, of course, vastly superior to the on-camera mic. This is the first time I recorded a band so I'm sure there's lots to learn on the where/how of it all.
Another note, I actually used a Canon HF S100 as a second camera on a couple of the songs just to see how it'd perform in this environment. As expected, it just didn't make the grade and consequently the footage didn't go into this edit. It's a very nice camera, but doesn't even come close to the 7D / 50mm f1.4 type quality, especially in ultra low bar light. So, if I ever plan on doing much more of this, it looks like B&H will be getting a call for another 7D!