I currently use a video camera and a Sennheiser G3 system for recording conference-type events. The G3 is attached to the speaker, and it works great.
However, there are two situations where it doesn't work so well, namely:
- When someone in the audience asks a question (rooms aren't big, so they have no mic), the camera doesn't pick it up.
- When we do 'round table' style discussions, there's obviously not enough G3s to go round (or record). Right now I place a lavalier mic on the table and hope for the best.
So I'm looking for advice on what is the best type of mic that would pick up sound in the room. I'm looking for a 360-degree type solution. The camera I use right now is Canon XA20 (with the handle).