Now that I have a new battery and cable and screen, I am reconsidering using my iPad for this one. I know, I just bought an expensive camera with which to do this part. However, if I cannot use any of the software with it, it is useless. It looks like in Pinnacle Studio 18, which is what I have on my laptop, I could capture directly into it. I got a software upgrade and when I opened it there were options available that previously had not. I still cannot export video to 24fps, which irks me. I do not know how it would work. My plan is to play with that idea as well to see what I can do with it.
So in the next few days I intend to try to make a couple of shorts to see what I can accomplish with the different combinations. One obvious advantage to using the iPad is that I don't have to deal with lens flickr. As there is no physical external lens, there is nothing to compensate for. The Osnap app now also allows for you to shoot on the iPad and as soon as the picture is taken exports it to where you indicate on your laptop. That is nice. So...
1. iPad Camera and Osnap!, compiled and sound and editing done on video exported from Osnap (as opposed to the individual pictures to be assembled in another application) into Pinnacle Pro app on my iPad.
2. Ipad camera and Osnap!, shot directly to laptop and assembeld, rendered and edited in Pinnacle Studio 18, which I have on my laptop that has frustrated the hell out of me. I need to go through how to videos and actually play with it. See if I can get what I want out of it before I need it.
3. Direct shooting into Pinnacle Studio 18 on my laptop and see how much I can do with it, and learn about how it actually works.
I did get a short video that worked fairly well. It does emphasize the need to pay more attention when shooting.