It may seem a simple question but shall I go for the RODE Stereo or Mono Video Mic. I make films and accasionally film events such as weddings.
I would want to go for Stereo because I like the idea of hearing things back on video as I would being there, although inside, stereo has that kind of horrible tinny, echo effect of a built in camera mic, I suppose this can be fixed? I think its the sound bouncing of the walls
Mono would reduce the echo, tinny effect because its more directional focusing on the voice although it wont sound the best because I'll have the same coming through left and rigth speakers, a little bit booring.
I have a wired clip on mic tie, im using a minidisc so only one mic can be used. I could use clip on mic tie (mono) for dialogue and for other things like action fighting sence, or the scence where everyone is dancing at a wedding use the Stereo? But then I would like to have my Stereo mic go round to tables at the wedding and ask them to give messages to the camera for example, would the stereo mic pic them up very good? It wont be as strong and depth as the mono would it?
Any suggestions would be great.