Hi all -
I am trying to find out from all you pro's, what is the best type of mic to buy for recording small group discussions. aside from my regular job at our non-profit health center, I do videos for smaller non-profits, and up until now it has been single interviewee's with my AT299 lav (which I think is great).
But I want to record small talks, group discussions, usually 6-10 people. I have been doing my research, and everything is pointing me to a cardioid or supercardiod mic, not really a shotgun which might be to narrow a recording space. Am I thinking in the right direction? have any suggestions? what are reasonable costs for a mic like this? I have been looking at the Rode VideoMic Pro as well as the Rode Stereo VideoMic. Any thoughts on these? Or even general advice on what I should be looking for and brand/model suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Again Everyone!
P.S. - For what it's worth, I have a Canon HD Vixia HR F21. Does not have a shoe, so I bought an X-Grip which allows for a cold-shoe on top. The Canon does not have phantom power, so looks like battery for me. I do however have XLR adapter I use with a XLR-to-3.5 mic, so I'm good there.