I do my recordings with a laptop and boom-op. (pc even *gasp*)
The only problem being power, some on location shoots have left me with no juice! :roll:
Yet I have had very good results so far.
Syncing - sorry to say - is something else. I use Nuendo and while it does have the ability to sync-lock with other devices I have never used it, no need in my opinion. All my clips are saved by Scene and take #, and a slate ain't hard to match.
As for what you need to know - you already know. Just be prepared cuz you'll be lacking environment control. Cars , dogs, planes, trains, air-conditioners will all be your enemy. :twisted:
does that help any?