I have been using this device for years. When you do a solo concert and you have to be both performer and video/audio engineer, there is nothing like it. On the good side, it does a pretty good job with the audio and video, there is the well-documented issue of placement for video being less than optimal for audio, etc. I get all that, but there is no substitute for the ease of use. That said, mine has started behaving intermittently. I am wanting to replace it.
Here is a sample:
I have seen this device: Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder, its more expensive, does anyone have experience? Is it worth the extra money?
I have tried troubleshooting my Zoom, its not worth the hassle (but am open to suggestions: basically, even when plugged in to power with a totally empty media card, it will just stop recording, no rhyme or reason). I could just get a new one, but am obviously a bit soured on the device.
Thanks for advice. I am well aware I can drag my laptop, audio interface, two Neumanns, cords, mic stand, tripod, video camera, etc. But, I have enough going on being the performer, there's just no substitute I know of for the simplicity of a tiny all in one device sitting on a tripod.