Multiple cameras, multiple microphones. None starting and stopping at the same time. This is a common scenario for movie makers, and certainly for documentary shooters who are alone or with a very small team in the wild. NLEs (Non-Linear Editor) like Final Cut Pro X have synchronization features, but they’re basic at best. Singular Software’s PluralEyes did a great job at synchronizing even difficult projects. PluralEyes 3 does an even better job.
Question: What’s the most appealing difference between a typical fixed-lens video camera and a cinematographic model (or a dSLR, for that matter)? The answer must be: the shallow Depth of Field (DoF). The problem is price. A Sony NEX FS100 costs about 5,000.00 Euros without a lens. But wait a minute: while it’s not a 100% match, you can simulate shallow DoF in software.