Yeah, the pack out was worse than I thought it would be! But the pain lessens with every passing day
For those of you who wondering about the camera, I was using a JVC Camcorder (Model No: GZ-HM35BU). It's not an expensive camcorder, but it is very small and light, which is why I am willing to pack it all over creation! It has a 40x optical zoom, which allows for some longer range recording. Of course, the camera was mounted on a tripod.