When I arrive at the venue, I set up my camera(s) at the location(s) that will provide the best shots and coverage of the artist(s). Depending on the location and your request, I either use stationary (fixed position) cameras or cameras with operators. One operator is always included and can provide both wide, medium and close-up shots with panning and zooming.
The concert is filmed using high definition cameras. All cameras record to CompactFlash digital media cards in Full HD resolution (1920x1080), eliminating the need for using videotapes (which can deteriorate over time).
When it comes to audio options, I either use the venue's equipment or mine. In either case, professional microphones are used to capture the audio independently of the camera's built-in microphones, by using either an external digital audio recorder, or an audio feed from the venue's soundboard to my camera's audio inputs. Recording the audio independently results in a much more professional audio recording than using the built-in camera microphones which only provide basic, compressed audio.