I am slowly making a video clip of one of my song. The recording was made by a friend using a Canon high-end photo camera. The advantage of using it is a real lens, which give better images. To record the audio, a zoom h4 was used at the same time. We took a fixed view of the whole song, and several other views from different angles.
After, I copied all the files into my computer. I use linux, so the software are not the same than with windows or mac.
First I made the audio with ardour (a multi-tracks professional software recorder). It is an overkill to use it, but I learn the software at the same time, so it is ideal to begin with a simple workflow. In conjunction with ardour, I used very few lv2 plugins, mainly a good jk meter
for the final mix-down to stereo.
After, I begun to make the video clip using cinelerra. I choosed cinelerra because it is a very professional software with a lot of possibilities. The disadvantage being it take time to learn, but I am learning some interesting concepts about video, video editing and good video editing workflow at the same time. I am in the middle of this now, and it take time.
But I already have some learning to share. It is a video of a song, with me playing the guitar and singing. It was recorded into a church. We made only a complete recording of the song with the camera, the first one, the one with a fix view. My goal is to mix it with the other recording.
The first lesson is it would have been much better to have 2 cameras, one taking a fix view of each single recording, and the second one to take the other angles.
Or to make it even more professional by first making the audio recording with the zoom h4 and the mixing with the computer. After that, it is possible to play that recording in the church or whatever is the filming location, and just play and sing over that music during the recording.
I think the first method with several camera is best suited to record live performances, but to record a clip, the second workflow (first make the audio, after make the video recording) would be better.