New here. HV20 arrived today. Been a heck of a job getting one.
My brother bought this with me as part of a wedding gift thing. My wedding - next week.
In theory, the wedding memories that we'll film with it are the gift, but we all know that the camcorder is the gadget of the moment.
Now I've read a bit about microphones on this site, and I'm all for getting a Rode - seems like there's very few people with a bad word to say about them. The only thing is that the stereo mic - which some kind soul here pointed out was better for ambient noise, i.e. weddings - is well over twice the price of the shotgun. I'm based in the UK, by the way. I don't really want to spend more than 100 pounds.
There will be a bit of speech filming, but a lot of what gets recorded will simply be the wedding in progress. In your more experienced opinions, would it be better to use the built-in mic for this than the Rode shotgun? Or is the shotgun better than the built-in mic for most purposes, but specifically excels in close one to one environments?
If there's an external stereo mic within in my budget in the UK that's notably better than the built in mic, I'd take that under happy advisment!