I left a comment on Angela Grant’s post about reporter-shot video, but I think it’s important enough that I duplicate the main point here.
Angela, you write, “To shoot a good video, you have to have multiple angles of your subject or action. …”
And this reveals, I think, a complete missperception on your part of what reporter-shot video is. Most of the time it IS NOT story video. It is one angle, one shot, that gets very little editing.
I think there will be times for the better trained and capable reporters to shoot story video. And I think that can be done credibly with inexpensive equipment.
However, the point of having a light and easy camera for reporters isn’t to shoot story video. It is to make sure they always have a camera with them and that they use it often.