My camera is a Panasonic NVGS400 SD min DVD camcorder.
I am using a Rode NT3 in mic stand.
The rode can be connected to phantom power or instead just plugged straight into my camcorder stereo external 3.5mm mic input jack as it takes a 9v battery to self power itself (very handy!)
When using my camcorder in my cellar studio it would be great and make sense to connect it via mains to stop having to mess around with changing and charging batteries all the time.
My question or rather my problem is if I do this and plug my mic straight into the camcorder XLR to mini 3.5 mm jack lead there is a noticeable interference or hum on playback of footage.
Has any one else experience this problem with their cameras and external mics?
I can always carry on doing what I am doing (i.e.) using batteries as when using batteries there is no interference or problem.
Or do you think if I bought a basic little phantom power unit and connected my mic to it via XLR and then inputted the phantom power unit to my camcorder via XLR to 3.5mm min jack plug it could solve the problem and get rid of the hum?.
Or is the best solution to record audio separately into a separate audio recorder like a zoom and then blend the audio with visual in editing ?
It sounds a bit complicated ...... and will cost more money but I am open to ideas
It would be great to be battery free when filming in my cellar studio and use mains power but hey if that is what needs to be done so be it .
Any feedback/advice is much appreciated