Good news! There are several people that have volunteered to help out with coverage of DrupalCon, and Norbert Fuerst has offered his services to do post production on all footage through his video production company.
This comes from Norbert:
There should be a "lead cam" as well as at least one backing cam per
session. The leadcam should also record audio in good quality. That
leadcam should be set on a tripod to cover the whole stage, possibly from
the center. The backing cam(s) should be put to the left (and right if
possible) of the stage. The leadcam should be switched on at the beginning
of the event and not turned off until the session ends (or the tape has to
be changed). I'd suggest to use only DV cams to cover that event.
Given a session lasts for about an hour, the above set up will lead to
three hours of footage. If there are presentations available in electronic
form (Powerpoint, video, PDF, whatever), it should be put to these tapes.
All of the media of that session should be put into a sealed plastic bag
(for freezing food) and labeled.
What would be best is if we could use this group to organize, for example:
* who has what equipment? e.g. DV cameras, tripods, etc.
* who will cover what sessions?
That's all I can think of at the moment...I'm not a video expert! Norbert and others...please post more comments as needed.