Why won't you take your Nikon to a weekly for exactly the same fun relaxed not so serious attitude filming session? If you limit yourself to never releasing the footage and only covering half a round you'd make sure you don't have anything publishing worthy so you don't need to stress and start obsessing? Or whatever you need to do to force you to take it easy and not fret
I kick myself for mistakes mentally but i'm still trying to stay in the fun side of things filming. I mean come on it's a privilige not to be chased off of the course when the best players in the world are competing filming majors. The fun factor flew out of the window and work stress set in at the FO 2010 adjusting the manual exposure while filming. It would have been so much more easy and less stressful doing that from the tee. There i might consider doing the manual exposure again if i'm ever in that position while filming.
3k dollar cameras are too expensive in my books. Mine with accessories has cost me so far around 700€.
A word of warning about filming. It ain't the filming and preparing that eats up the time. It is the editing if you plan on doing anything more than cutting and pasting clips together. At full HD even that can take a lot of time. And since you're the obsessive perfectionist type that would mean an endless swamp of time consumption learning more and more and redoing better etc. I described lcgm8 btw.
There are 4K cameras video now. No not 4k$ but 4000 something by 2000 something resolution video cameras so pretty much 4 times the pixels of full HD. The memory requirements and the editor requirements are stupid and so many other aspects of the editing machine can freeze up. Then there's the fact currently it takes 4 SD cards and if anything goes wrong with one of them a quarter of the image is missing. Cropping into that resolution would give easier time for the filmer with less need to zoom in but the data amount is massive and cropping in consume stupid amounts of extra memory. Regular PCs may not be able handle it. You might need a pro level server to accomodate enough stable enough memory and who knows which other problems there are on the way. Save for the obviously huge amounts of processing time and rendering will take hours for normal rounds if not days even on smaller cluster computers. Hollywood has an edge with dedicated hardware for editing but they don't even support the formats consumer cameras record in so at least translation is needed and so on and so forth. Like i said it is a professional level matter to make better vids.
In case you ever want to upgrade your camera to a better video quality DSLR i'd definitely pick a camera with sensibly positioned buttons for exposure time, aperture size, exposure level and zoom controls if such a beast exists. Menu based controls effectively limits manual control to one aspect alone.
Regarding lenses lcgm8 bought Canon's wide lense for his Canon HSF21 and unfortunately the autofocus can't keep up with a disc. That camera cost 1200€ when he bought it so is imagine it can't be much more in USD now. Sure Canon has the pro model long barrel with multiple gyros going for around 5000€ here but i don't think it can be attached easily or at all to a video camera. Still such a lense that is twice as long as the video camera behind it makes filming a bitch. Even a regular video camera starts to weigh a lot filming majors. Even with a monopod. I need to wiggle my fingers to keep the blood flowing and straighten the fingers or they's freeze into curled position. I have forcefully used the other hand the straighten my right hand fingers after a round many times. Because i couldn't straighten the fingers of the right hand under their own power. Then there's the matter of filming from bushes to be able to capture the whole flight and even fitting into the bushes. Large cameras on wooded courses are very limited. Especially for running out of the way of a disc. There's no way a guy hauling a large camera can do what i did at Dutch Open 2010 waiting until the last moment to step out of the way of Anders Swärd's drive to try to capture the sound of a near miss. Too bad the mic ain't up to the task on my camera and it sounds wimpy compared to the real thing passing me within inches.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.