You understand that the camera doesn't have autofocus while recording, right?
A simple way to remotely start/stop is to reassign the shutter release to start stop video (you can do this in the menu) then use a timelapse remote or other shutter trigger to start stop.
Thanks a lot for all the feedback. Yes I understand that the camera doesn't focus while filming. So basically I want to record myself "sharp" with no one else to support me. I will look into the RC6 and how I can make it working for me.
I am a one man band, filiming a cooking show I like to do.
What I did, was go to Lowe's (home depot would likely have the same stuff) and I bought what is some sort of very flat almost vice like thing...and in that, I clamp down a long, yellow metal ruler that is about 6 ft high or so that I found there.
I've marked on this ruler where my head and nose are..and I place that where I'm gonna shoot myself standing.
I go to that spot, and us an Instadisk (I think that's the name) to get my white balance set with custom white balance (after I set up my clamp lights lighting system to that spot)...I get the camera on the tripod, compose and focus on the large standing ruler.
I then hit record (making sure my attached rode videomic is on)...and the walk over to the ruler in the large heavly clamp. stand in its place, move the ruler out of the shot...and begin my action, talking ,etc.
I usually leave it rolling on things where I'm just talking...do multiple takes while rolling...when I get something I think I'll use, I walk over and manually hit the stop button. I'll often review with playback of that clip in camera to make sure I got composition and lighting right...maybe do another take if needed.
I do this every time. I have a remote controller I do for stills, but for video, I just hit the button manually..I mean, it isn't like I'm taking shots long range or anything...
Anyway, that's how I do it....no need for a remote, but getting some sort of "stand in" that is about as tall as you to focus and help compose the shots with if you are a one man band...is very helpful.