I'm about to shoot my first short film and will be using a sony vx2100 or maybe a sony Z1 im not sure yet depends if i can get access to it. my question is regarding the way i will capture the audio. I will be using a boom pole with an attached rode ntg2 mic (i chose this as you can power the phantom via battery and of course the vx2100 doesnt have phantom power onboard), its a 15 minute film with a lot of dialogue with 2 or more people in a scene which will be out doors and so warm and clear voice capture is very important as i've watched a ton of well videographed indy films but the crap audio has ruined the entire experience.
My confusion lies with what to buy, i have around Ģ600 (maybe more if the results from this thread warrant i will have to spend more to get good quality) to spend and dont know whether to by an external digital recorder such as the Marantz PMD660 or Edirol r-09 or maybe stick with the mic plugged directly into the camera? If this isnt confusion enough i now hear people talking about maybe i should get a mixer aswell, but if the recorder and my camera show an input audio level and the ability to ajust it then isnt the purchase of a mixer just over the top in my case bearing in mind i will only be using 1 mic?
So yeh in a nutshell, should i record straight to camerea or am i going to hear a substation difference by parting with a lot of money for an external digital recorder which i am willing to do(any recommendations appreciated btw). Oh nearly forgot to mention, the project will be for part of a community project that if good enough may find its way to being aired on tv so regardless of the fact this is a learning expereince aswell as my first film I want to get something good which will enable me to perfect my craft and not have to upgrade again when i have done so. Thanks in advance for the help