I'm about to record sound for a short film using the Zoom H4n.
The plan is to use the in-built speakers, and an external mic/input (Rode NTG 2), to record all dialogue. Is that a good idea?
Or should I kill the in-built speakers, and just use the external mic?
Finally, one last question, one that I know may sound stupid, but one that I have been unable to have answered adequately:
If I record using one external mic, I will get only one channel of sound right? Is that what mono means?
Does it follow that after recording using one external mic, I can then duplicate that one track/channel in my audio software, pan both the original and duplicated tracks hard left and right respectively, and end up with 'stereo' sound?
I have done my best to sort/sift through relevant pages here, but am now at a point where I need some seriously pointed guidance.
All help/thoughts/comments MUCH appreciated!