Thank you for the quick response. I have expertise in post production (I'm an editor), but this live event stuff is a whole new world!
For background, we are a church of over 250 that meet in a building that was originally meant for receptions. Thus, no stage, no real lighting set up, etc. We are working on purchasing better lighting and stage design. We are trying to set up for live-stream now, but also to continue live-streaming when we can fully meet in person again.
Answers to your questions:
Cameras - ideally, we'd get 3 new cameras of all the same model. 2 would be unmanned on tripods, and the third would be manned on a gimbal. Cameras are probably about 10-20 feet away from main subjects now, but that will change when we have congregation back. We have a very diverse worship team which is awesome, but we have white balancing/skin tone/exposure issues with all the different inputs.
Framing - the main camera is framed to a medium wide shot for singers, but waist up or closer for speakers. The 2nd camera tends to be wide for coverage. And the gimbal is a medium wide shot, but is usually only a couple of feet away from the singers. (Again, this is set up now, but will change later!)
Lenses - I have a Canon 18-135mm for a Canon 70D that we could use, but otherwise we don't have any lenses. I'd love recommendations for that as well 🙂 I've been looking at the Panasonic Lumix G X II 12-35mm f2.8 and 35-100mm f2.8 lenses.
I totally agree about going manual over auto, but our cameras aren't manned, so that could be an issue. And latency in general is an issue with the SlingStudio setup, so I'm not sure I'd notice! I'd be happy to move from the clunky SS platform to an ATEM Mini Pro and OBS setup; however, the SS wifi packs are pretty handy. To not have to cable our set-up is pretty amazing and it allows us to use a gimbal.
So...that's our story...I've been waffling between those 2 cameras, mainly because of the set up we're using. I don't think the SS will be able to take advantage of the BMPCC features, like LUTs and color control (which I think you can use with ATEM Mini). And I get the impression that one HAS to get the speed booster to get rid of the crop and add a stop of light for the BMPCC.
Thanks again for all your help!