I have recently purchased a Trantex S4.4 Wireless Lavalier Microphone system for recording selected audio at wedding events.
I can't afford a £400+ Sennheiser kit at the moment, but this cheaper model comes with recommendations.
To my dismay, the receiver appears to be mains operated only - DC11-18v IN/100A. So the first issue is finding a plug socket near the camera on the day.
My main concern however, is plugging this receiver into my camera [Canon XM2/GL2]. I am assuming it is safe to do so?
It doesn't say anything about video cameras in the instruction manual [it mentions amplifiers], but I am assuming such a piece of audio equipment is designed for video camera mic input as one possible use?
I often plug in my external shotgun microphone into my XM2, which is itself powered by a battery. This wireless lavalier is mains, however, and I want to be 100% sure before I connect the electric-powered receiver to my camera via the external mic jack.
I vaguely remember learning about 'phantom power' and '+xx volts' for plugging in differently powered microphone systems, but I'm currently rather unsure about this area [the XM2 has one simple external mic jack, described as 'MIC terminal input 3.5mm stereo mini-jack -35 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5.6 kohms', and there is nothing about plugging in various mic types in the manual].
Any technical types able to offer me some advice here, or videographers etc?