I have a client that needs to record video and audio of sessions with their patients to become and maintain a specific certification. There will be eight professionals who need to do this. They would like to be able to record and move to DVD the sessions in the easiest way. The sessions are two people, one-on-one, across a table. Both people need to be seen and heard. A recording of the session 45 minutes to 1 hour long is to be made. They want a copy for themselves and a copy to be sent off to the certification body.
The problem is that none of us in the company is familiar enough with video gear to say, this is what we need to do this. We have been looking at various video cameras and such to see if we can find something that will fit their needs, but are really not sure how to proceed. The information we have dug up seems to fall short in several areas, and visits to local shops that sell this equipment have left us even a bit more in the dark.
Beside what I ahve outlined above, the process from start to finish needs to be as easy as possible, and does not need to be great art.
Right now we know we need a camcorder, a tripod to stand it on for the session--the recording needs to be as unabtrusive as possible--no getting up to change the media in the middle of a session--a computer with a DVD burner, or other method of creating an original (if the camcorder does not do this) and copy DVD.
Price is certainly an issue, none of the big bucks professional units ned apply, unless there is simply no ohter way to do it.
I'm open to all recommendations.
Also, I've sent this off to those familiar with compliance issues, particularly in the case of doctor patient confidentiallity, for any issues they may want to raise that we should be aware and bring to the attention of our client.