The Voice Technologies VT5000 Shotgun Microphone with Video Hot Shoe Shock Mount Kit comes with a Rycote Invision video hot shoe shock mount, a Rycote softie windshield with 10 cm hole, a Cable Techniques coiled 6" to 18" 3-pin XLR male to XLR female microphone cable, and a Rycote foam windscreen. The kit is designed so that you can mount the shotgun microphone on the hot shoe of your video camera or video-capable digital camera for improved sound when shooting video. The shock mount allows you to connect the shotgun microphone to the camera and reduces handling noise. The foam windscreen and softie windshield reduce the influence of wind and ambient noise on your recording. The XLR cable allows you to connect the microphone to your camera or portable audio recorder.