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Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 (MOV) Video Format

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About the Zoom ZQ2HD

The Zoom Q2HD is the first handheld camcorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording. Mid-Side recording, originally offered by Zoom on the H2n Handy Recorder, is a technique that's been used for many years in film and broadcast where ambiance is crucial. Mid-Side recording combines a unidirectional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bidirectional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right.

By increasing or decreasing the level of the Side mic, you can control the width of the stereo field, which gives you incredible flexibility over your recordings. With its condenser microphones in 30-degree to 150-degree Mid-Side stereo configuration, the Q2HD gives you natural depth and accurate imaging. From live musical performances, rehearsals and recitals to journalism, education, sports and travel, the Q2HD's pristine audio is so realistic your movies will let you relive the moment over and over again.

Your HD Videos are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, which can be played on a computer using QuickTime player. The Q2HD can record video in full HD at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolutions, allowing you to enjoy your finely-detailed audio and video on your large HDTV. You can also select 720p HD for longer recordings, as well as SD formats when smaller file sizes are needed.

The Q2HD's streaming function is compatible with Ustream Producer, Flash Media Live Encoder, Skype and other popular streaming applications. And it works wonders with premium programs such as Ustream Producer Pro or Studio. It's never been easier to broadcast your movies on the web in real-time.

The Q2HD has a lighting selection function that allows you to record using the best setting for any given lighting condition. The modes that can be used include "Auto," which automatically adjusts brightness and color, "Concert Lighting," which suppresses oversaturation from strong lighting and "Night," which is ideal for filming in dark situations. The 4x digital zoom allows you to shoot both distant landscapes and close-ups of people. You can capture your main subject even when it's far away.

Divide or trim your movies internally with the Q2HD, as the unit allows you to cut footage and better feature the important scenes without a computer. By erasing unnecessary data from the SD card, you will increase your remaining recording time.

The Q2HD has a mini HDMI connector that allows the digital output of your videos. Connect the Q2HD to an HDTV by using an HDMI cable (sold separately) and enjoy your movies with your family and friends. And the Q2HD's audio will sound incredible on your home theater's audio system.

Zoom ZQ2HD Includes

  • Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder
  • SD Memory Card (2GB)
  • 2 x AA/LR6 Batteries
  • Zoom Warranty

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Zoom ZQ2HD Features

  • 24-bit / 96kHz linear PCM sound: The rich stereo sound captured by the Mid-Side mics can be recorded to linear PCM WAV files. When taking full high-definition 1080p video, high-quality sound with resolution of up to 24-bit/96 kHz can also be recorded
  • Analog Mic Gain for precision volume control: Using the analog-type MIC GAIN wheel allows you to dial-in the perfect amount of gain for any recording application. Choose one of three presets (Concert/Solo/Meeting) of the Auto Gain function to automatically set the recording level for any situation
  • Low-cut filter functions: The unit's low-cut filter reduces unwanted background noise by cutting the low-frequency range. Attach a windscreen (sold separately), to reduce wind noise so you can get clear audio even when filming outside
  • It's also an audio recorder: The Q2HD can also be used as an audio recorder to record just sound. In addition to being able to record 24-bit/96 kHz PCM files that far exceed CD-quality, the unit can also record AAC (m4a format) files that have smaller sizes
  • The first USB Mid-Side Mic: Expanding its versatility, the Q2HD also functions as a USB microphone with Mid-Side miking capabilities. Simply choose USB Mic in the units MENU and connect your Q2HD to a computer or iPad 2 or 3 (using Apple's USB camera connector) to begin recording
  • Move aside: Zoom made on-the-go viewing better than ever with the Q2HD. You can easily switch between "Portrait" and "Landscape" playback by pressing and holding the PLAY key. Watch your videos anywhere with its color LCD screen and built-in reference speaker
  • Navigate with ease: The Q2HD features an icon-based user interface that makes navigating through all its functions easy and intuitive. Play, edit or delete movies, select video and audio formats and a host of other functions with ease
  • built-in reference speaker: The Q2HD even has a built-in reference speaker to let you check recordings without earphones. It is also handy to preview playback when selecting recorded files
  • Runs on readily-available AA batteries: The Q2HD is powered by two standard AA batteries, resulting in about 2 hours of continuous recording. The unit is also compatible with NiMH batteries, which can be recharged using a commercially-available charger
  • The HandyShare software can be used to master sound recordings: The Q2HD's bundled HandyShare editing and uploading software lets you to manage and edit your videos easily as well as upload them to social networking sites
  • Compatible with SDXC cards of 64GB high-capacity: The Q2HD utilizes SD/SDHC/SDXC as an affordable way to increase recording capacity. The included 2GB SD card can record about 40 minutes of HD video, while a 64GB SD card allows for about 15 hours of HD video recording time

Zoom ZQ2HD Specifications

Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 64GB)
Imaging Device 1/3.2-inch 5M pixels CMOS sensor
Optics Lens Fixed Focus (1.23m to infinity), F3.2
Video Format MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 (MOV)
Video Resolution HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps
Audio Format PCM (Quantization: 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz)
AAC (Bit Rate: 64 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 48kHz)
Sound Functions Lo-cut filter, Auto Gain (Concert / Solo / Meeting)
Video Functions 4x digital zoom, Scene select (Auto / Concert Lighting / Night)
Editing Functions Divide, Trim
Display 2" Full Color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
Built-in Mic Mid-Side stereo (MONO / 30deg./60deg./90deg./120deg./150deg.)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 120dB SPL
Input Gain: +1 to +39dB
Built-in Speaker Monaural, 400mW 8 ohms
Outputs PHONES / LINE OUT (1/8" Stereo phone jack)
USB miniB (USB2.0 High Speed), USB-VIDEO, USB-AUDIO
Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries (LR6 or Ni-MH)
AC adapter AD-17 (DC5V/1A/center positive)
Battery Life 2 hours (Movie mode), 4 hours (Audio mode)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 51 x 126.9 x 35mm (2 x 5 x 1.37cm)
Weight 85.4g (3.01 oz)
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