Thank you for your nice reply which shows your interest in my type of work and equipment. With your past and training I understand your interest. You have worked with camera's too.
The JVC GY-HM700 camera I work with is a very professional Video (TV) camera. We use it for normal every day use (tv interviews and newsflashes) and tv debate recordings, when the camera is used as broadcast camera.
I alwys use hand focus or manual settings. I always use manual settings (hand focus) and never automatically refocus, because that is a setting for amateurs (unprofessional). I had to learn all the settings rings of the lens, focus, sharpen, backlight ring and zoom. Everything manual focus. The same with photography, for my camera Canon 5D I only use the manual settings. I even hate automatic settings.
The microphone of the person conducting the interview is not connected directly to my JVC GY-HM700 camera. On the camera is an audio transmitter and the microphone has it's own audio transmitter connected via adio signals to the audio transmitter on the camera.
We use this Sennheiser SKP 100 G3-A-X plug-on transmitter on the microphone
And this audio transmitter is clicked into the audio port of the camera and connected to the microphone with the Sennheiser SKP 100 G3-A-X plug-on transmitter
So the camera records the sound of the loose microphone and I edit the recording on a latter time on a Windows PC with my Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 edit program at the RTV-Arnhem edit unit room.
I always check the recored interviews on the camera and sometimes in the case of mall function, full card, lack of battery space, I will do the interview twice with a new battery or a new Flashcard. This seldom happens, but technical failures happen to every cameraman, professional, semi-professional and amateure alike.
My main focus of attention is sometimes fast action. Helping an interviewer for instance by chasing or aranging the person who will be interviewed. Creating the right background setting, thinking about light, White balance (Firts automatic and after that and most important Manual white balance) if the sharpen of the image is right, if the focus is right. I professional has to do everything manual and during filming for every shot you work on your white balance and sharpen. It is a very active job, you have to be alert and focus (concetrate) all the time for things that might happen.
Syncing the voice with the lips over electronically recording audio with visual I often do with Hand clap or a start sign. In movies you often see a clap board, or how do you say that in English?
first I would like to thank you most kindly for your description of how you do your camera work and the excellent detailed photos of the JVC GY-HD 700 camera. The detailed video was excellent I do add.
It is very informational to hear with understanding how a professional as your self with use of up to date equipment. For well understood, the situations, weather and conditions are not always to your liking, but you have the skill to over come such difficulties as presented by your success.
It is easy to understand of post editing of back ground noise picked up by the shot gun mike, for not always is it quiet in those areas of interviewing.
How well do I understand also of your using manual controls over auto focus and white balance. It is not always the equipment will stay on focus with the subject close and then moves giving cause for the auto focus to change target on the background.
But you will laugh at ancient equipment my self still work with, it is an old but goodie Canon EOS-1 D with the large battery also used on our recording cameras.
Jaga, Thank god you don't have to use the heavy JVC 700. It is a heavy and professional camera. Not easy to use, and only after a lot of practice, experience and tool knowledge.
Probably your gamma detector is more suitabele for your work and easier to use?
Karl, I love the good old Canon EOS-1 D. I have one myself. I use a German professional slide and negative scanner, and still love to use my Canon 1 D next to my modern digital SLR Canon 5D. It is a great aurofocus camera that 5D. I have a motor drive for it. It is really a fine analogue single-lens reflex camera (SLR)> I really love that camera, next to my also analoge, Yashica T5 analogue compact camera and my Leica C1 analogue compact camera.