The great thing about this shotgun is that it has the ability to be “battery powered” and “phantom powered.” Many cameras and recorders provide energy to power these types of microphones. This type of exchange of power is called “phantom power.” However, if you buy a low-end camcorder, it will not feature phantom power. Therefore, you need a battery powered microphone. This is the one for you. This kit also features the correct adaptor to plug the microphone into your camera in the 1/8″ jack on the side of the camera.
The Rode NT4 is a stereo recording microphone featuring dual cardioid capsules mounted in a X/Y stereo configuration. The microphone is designed for field or studio use and provides transparent sound reproduction and accurate representation of signal within the “Left/Right” stereo field. This provides optimum results when capturing live performances, ambiance, instruments, choruses, choirs etc.