October 19, 2015 at 8:37AM
Audio recorder and shotgun microphone - 'wide' percentage? (Tascam DR-70D/Rode NTG-2)
I have a Tascam DR-70D with a Rode NTG-2 plugged into it. I see that there is a setting for 'wide' as a percentage on the Tascam, which when lowered, seems to increase the volume. Now, I'm guessing that that is how wide the recording pattern is but I'm not sure.
I was wondering what would be the best percentage to have this set at? I mainly want it to cover events for a local online magazine/news site, so essentially broadcast work. I'll be using it to record both ambient sound and interviews (best run and gun set-up for me, rather than wiring up lav mics for interviews).
Any help would be much appreciated!
P.S. This is all rigged around a GH4 but will largely synch sound in post because I get a lot of noise when connecting the Tascam to the GH4, even with an attenuation cable.