Hi, everybody !
Within next months, I will follow humanitarian organisation in few "hot spot", and I decided to use a Scarlet for that work.
As you understand, for speed and security concern, I need to keep the camera low profile as I can.
That mean only Scarlet, with zoom lens, follow focus, v-lock battery, LCD, and monopod.
My biggest concern is about the audio side... I will meet lot of people, and sometimes, I'll need to make interviews on the fly.
So I thought I need an cardioid micro for stereo ambiance, and a super-cardiod micro in case of interview.
Firstly I wanted to go on the easy way and take one Videomic Pro (super-cardio) and a Videomic Pro Stereo (cardio),
because they are light and can be directly plug into the Scarlet's mini-jack.
I know, it's not the best sound device, even more if it's directly on top of camera, but... no choice,
I'm a one-man-band, and I must stay discreet... so no boompole, no light, no crew, and no magic arm, with a giant blimp with fur !!
But, I just discover there's only one mono channel by mini-jack in the Scarlet.
So I can't use both those 2 mic, because 1 "mono-mono" channel + 2 "mono-stereo" channel = 3 channels !
Does someone invent a magic stereo mic, with only.... 1 channel ??! ; )
On reduser, I found this excellent thread http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...un-Microphones
and while I'm not sure to understand everything, I'm afraid this solution with huge micros, blimp, fiel mixer will be too massive and heavy for me...
And in other way, I can't use an external recorder (like Tascam DR100) because they only got 2 channel, and mostly because I can't trigger it to the camera...
by experience, I know there is too many chance, when everything blows around you, to forget to push the record button of the sound recorder !
And on my last film, I got 250 hour to sync between footage and isolate sound (without assistant on "set" to take notes),
and I became absolutely crazy, even with DualEyes software... so now, I want my sound directly ON the "tape".
So do you think there is solutions, for having both stereo ambiance, and close-up when needed,
with only 2 mini-jack, and if possible without spent $4000 in one huge I/O module for only 2 XLR !
And if not, what's my best options, light and discreet, even if the sound is not perfect ?