I was at a party, and one of my favorite local fiddlers, Devon Leger, was about to play a tune. I just happened to have two video cameras in my pocket: a Flip Mino HD, and my iPhone.
I leaned both cameras against the door frame, one in each hand. The one with finger in the frame is the iPhone, which I held steady for one long take. With the Flip I got fancy―I got multiple angles, I zoomed, and I panned.
In Compressor, I cropped the iPhone footage to match the 16:9 format of the Flip when I converted both to ProRes. In the first two cuts I alternated the sound―the clips with the captions have sound from just that camera. After that, I ran both audio tracks together.
The sound is better than I thought it would be, particularly from the Flip. The video quality is about what I expected―the iPhone is a toy, not a camera. The Flip looks a lot better.
I'm keeping the 5D's though.