May 30, 2016 at 9:53PM
Shotgun Microphone or Handheld Recorder?
I have a few projects coming up (mainly short films and documentary), and I want to upgrade my audio quality (I don't want to sound like I'm in a tin can anymore!). Just like any student however, I'm on a low-budget.
I've been contemplating between the Rode Videomic Pro, and the Zoom (h1, h4n, maybe h5) recorders. I can only get one, and I've been watching and reading reviews day and night. I can't decide! I know the shotgun mic will be good for documentaries, but I like to have the leverage to move away from my subjects as well--especially when shooting short films. Then again, I never used these devices, so I don't exactly know what they're best for, and how versatile they can be.
Would anyone please help and give me some suggestions?
Also, If I were to get the Zoom Recorders, which should I get? I will be using it for a while, so I want a good one. Should I just close my eyes and get the H5, or is something like the H1 still good (I've read mixed reviews on this one). How about the H4n?