Hi there! I'm moving my first steps into sfx recording and I have some questions about car pass by recording techniques.
I saw in many videos people pointing their pistol grips at car arriving (let's say left) and then following it with the mic to the right, doing a fast movement with the arm.
Now, if they're using a stereo mic to capture that pass by, why they need to move the mic? I wouldn't sound better with the mic still pointing at the centre of the road (between left and right)?
If they're using a mono mic it would make sense moving it following the source of the sound, but why recording a car pass by in mono? Maybe to automatize the pan in post and make recording fit with various footage?
Last question: recording a car pass by using a stereo recorder with no XY position, but just with the two mics pointing one left and one right (like olympus LS-100), would cause some spatial listening isssue?
Thanks for answering ;)