This mic is used to capture audio in a wide variety of settings. It is a general, all-purpose mic that is a big upgrade from the built in mic on any videocamera. It is used on video camcorders, DSLR cameras, or field recorders to capture audio. It does not record by itself but can be used with MRC videocameras and audio recorders to capture audio.
For tutorials on this equipment, please see https://guides.lib.unc.edu/mrc/equipmentvideos/home