Some of the questions that I had were how would the subject (me) would fill the frame in a 1920X1080 HD format screen and if the background that I had could be integrated somehow. I also needed to test out and find what camera settings and what lenses best worked (I have Nikon D4 professional digital camera, but it does video acceptably well). I then wanted to test out the differences between an on-camera shotgun microphone versus the digital output (FR-8X connected to the BK-7m and the BK recorded everything to a flash drive).
Here is the resultant test video:
My feelings are that the video quality is acceptable, but the big surprise was at how much of a difference in sound I heard. I expected some clear differences, not just as much as I experienced in favor of the digital output. I also learned that I don't like recording direct to a flash drive, I prefer sending the individual channels out to my mixer and from there to the digital audio workstation, where I can spend the time and better balance out each channel to my satisfaction. It's more work, but the results are simply more pleasing to my ears.
Please feel free to share your opinions and ideas on where I could improve on things like video quality, framing or anything else. Don't bother to comment on the quality of the song itself, I just took that song because it was something quick and easy to play, though if I do decide to make a video using this song, I will need to practice the song itself more and some other events (synching treble register changes and drum solo foot switches for better smoothness, etc...).
All comments are appreciated.