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You'll be amazed at what you can produce with the Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder. Never before has high-definition 1080p video recording been combined with professional stereo recording capabilities – let alone at this affordable price. Factor in the enhanced user interface and increased battery life, and you'll see why the Q2HD is Zoom's best handy recorder yet!
What Makes the Q2HD Handy Video Recorder So Amazing?
It puts HD video and studio-quality audio in the palm of your hand.
Capture incredibly spacious stereo sound via Mid-side recording.
It's very easy to use, with an intuitive interface and large color display.
You can use it to stream HD video and audio to the Web in real time.
You can capture ultra-fluid video at 60 frames per second (up to 720p).
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Produce Broadcast-quality Media!
Delightfully affordable and deceptively portable, the Zoom Q2HD lets you keep a high-quality video recorder in your gig bag or pocket. It's perfect for producing your band's music video, capturing amazing live audio recordings, or even streaming your band live on the Web. And the Q2HD comes loaded with Zoom's amazing Mid-side stereo microphone setup, so you'll get wonderfully realistic stereo imaging and fantastic audio quality too. A host of other excellent functions and accessories all add up to make the Zoom Q2HD handy video recorder one of Sweetwater's top values.
Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder at a Glance
Capture HD video anywhere
Create your band's next music video
Perform for the world with high-quality streaming
Mid-side recording for incredibly lifelike sound
Enhanced low-light performance
SDXC card support for hours of top-quality recording
Capture HD Video Anywhere
It's true what they say: the best camera is the one you have on you when you need it. With the sleek and slim Zoom Q2HD handy video recorder in your gig bag or pocket, you'll never be without an excellent high-quality video recorder again. And the Q2HD will let you record HD video at up to 1080p in broadcast-standard 30fps, or at 720p at up to 60fps – talk about the perfect camera for recording YouTube videos for your band's website, or for capturing events at your school or church!
Create Your Band's Next Music Video
Hey, your fans really dig your band – why not give them more of what they love? Within minutes of first using the Q2HD Handy Video Recorder, you'll see how easy and fun it is to capture top-notch video and audio. Your band's website will be a lot more fun for your fans, with music videos, concert excerpts, and anything else you'd like to share. And simply recording your band's practices and song ideas for review later will help you tighten up your performances more than you can imagine.
Perform with High-quality Web Streaming
Whether you want to stream your band's next gig on your website, or simply add high-quality video to your Skype or other online chat system, the Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder has you covered. All you need to do is hook your Q2HD up to your computer via USB (there's a USB-A-to-mini-USB cable in the optional accessory pack, if you need one), and you're good to go. The Q2HD's streaming capabilities are compatible with virtually any streaming software.
Mid-side Recording for Incredibly Lifelike Sound
The Mid-side stereo microphone system onboard the Q2HD takes advantage of a recording technique engineers have used in the studio for decades,to get perfect stereo imaging with incredible depth. By using three of Zoom's top-of-the-line condenser capsules, Mid-side recording makes it possible for you to adjust the width of the stereo field after you've recorded, so you have complete control over the soundstage. And you don't have to be a studio engineer to appreciate the incredible depth and realism you'll hear in the Q2HD's recordings.
SDXC Card Support for Hours of High-quality Streaming
In addition to stunning audio quality and incredible high-definition video, the Q2HD Handy Video Recorder supports high-capacity data storage. Though it comes with a 2GB SD card to get you going, the Q2HD accepts up to 64GB SDXC cards for hours of recording time, even with 1080p video and 24-bit/96kHz audio. That means you'll never have to compromise video or audio quality when you're recording your band's gig, even for long sets!
No matter where you're recording with the Q2HD, the enhanced lighting modes will always ensure you get the best video quality possible – even in less-than-great lighting conditions. Auto mode is your best bet for all-purpose, on-the-fly recording in most situations. Concert mode is designed to automatically adjust for rapid stage-lighting changes, and it compensates when the stage goes dark. And when you're shooting in other low-light conditions, Night mode will help make the best of the dark conditions.
Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder Features:
The perfect way to capture high-definition video and audio anywhere
Record up to 1080p, 30fps (or up to 720p, 60fps) HD-quality video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV format)
Supports recording in standard definition WVGA format at up to 60fps
2GB SD card included, with support for up to 64GB SDXC card media, for hours of continuous recording
Large 2", 320 x 240 color display makes monitoring and reviewing video easy
Onboard Mid-side microphone system lets you record super-realistic stereo audio in up to 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM WAV format or 320kbps AAC
Mid-side stereo audio allows you to adjust the stereo spread of your audio after you've recorded
Built-in speaker and tripod mount make setup convenient
Onboard highpass filter prevents low-end rumble from ruining your audio
Mini HDMI (Type C) and 1/8" stereo Line/Phones connectors let you hook up your Q2HD to many standard televisions or video equipment
Compatible with virtually any web-streaming software, including Ustream Producer, Flash Media LiveEncoder, Skype, and others
Auto Gain keeps your audio levels continually in check to prevent clipping
Powered by two standard AA batteries, AC adapter (not included), or USB bus power
Includes HandyShare editing and YouTube uploader software, Apple QuickTime, 2GB SD card, and two AA batteries
Record, share, and stream high-quality audio and video with your Zoom Q2HD!
Zoom Q2HD Accessory Package
Be ready for anything with this must-have accessory pack!
Get the Q2HD Accessory Package, and you'll be well equipped for any video shoot. You'll get a handy tripod base for steady shooting, plus a windscreen to eliminate noise when filming outside. You'll also get cables to connect directly to any HDTV, plus an AC adapter for battery-free operation. To get the most out of your Zoom Q2HD, you'll definitely want the Q2HD Accessory Package! Learn More »
by Wayne Solomon from Shelby, NC April 2, 2013 Music Background: Average guitarist and vocalist for bluegrass gospel, choir cantatas, jamming bluegrass, etc.
I have used the Zoom Q2HD on two different occasions, one in low light drama at church w/ dark scenes and spotlight, and one occasion at church in daylight with max resolution. The video and audio on... read more [+] both environments are simply outstanding for a pocket camcorder. This camera far exceeds even the 3rd generation Flip, which I also have. Two big issues are the increased controls (more bells & whistles) and the surpassing of the 2 hr limitation on recording time with the Flip. The Zoom Q2HD will be my camera of choice for virtually any recording! close [-]
Cool Gadget, Great Sound
by Les Konley from Parker, CO March 14, 2013 Music Background: Composer
You are not going to take this camera with you up the mountain to video tape your snow skiing tricks, or to the football or basketball game to catch all the action. The only way this thing will take ... read more [+]good video is if it is not moving around. That's why you NEED a tripod. In the field, a telescopic monopole works great to hold it steady (you can get a monopole at B&H), a regular camera tripod will work perfect, and just setting it up on a tabletop or shelf or whatever is just as good... as long as the camera is STILL. This is NOT the hero cam, so you're not going to be using it like that.
Of course, catching all the SOUND that goes with the video is where this thing shines! I recorded a WM garbage truck stopping at my driveway, and the school bus dropping off my daughter, both from a distance of 75-100 yards, and the low end when played back in the studio made it sound like the rumble of the truck/bus engine was right there in the room with me - so it has awesome low end in my opinion. Great stereo field and good pickup; can't turn the gain all the way to 10 in most situations, that's too high. Handling the camera while recording only adds shockingly loud sounds during playback. As others have said, the center button is touchy, although that problem only shows up when you're IN THE MENU. When not in the menu, you can practically fat-finger the record button and it has a more positive response starting-and-stopping recording, so I had no misfires when I intended to record. Aside from the not remembering the camera setting (off for audio only), all other settings are remembered after powerdown. It always powers up with the camera turned on.
I plan to use the thing to record singer-songwriter buddies when they are playing unplugged, and in general with ANY situation where the sound is too important to miss out capturing along with the video (jamm sessions). I also have a Zoom H4n, and this thing sounds just as good or better. Both have quite a bit of hiss from self-noise, but considering I've been recording since buying my first portable Craig cassette tape recorder in 1976, how can I complain? Being able to slap in a 64GB XCSD card and capture 720p/1080i HD (compressed) +96KHz audio (raw) in such a small package, with the capacity of 8-10 hours in my pocket... this is Science Fiction!!!!
It records .MOV's and does NOT playback other formats, such as .avi or .mp4 (I tried). So you can't really use it to playback videos from other sources without first converting to .MOV. The screen is really too small to use it as anything other than a portable RECORDING device anyway. The unit is surprisingly light; I already dropped it onto tile from about a foot off the ground, and it just bounced without damage.
It burned through the alkaline batteries which came with it probably before the unit had been powered on for an hour's worth of getting familiar with it. But you're not going to use alkaline batteries, you're going to use LITHIUM AA batteries... which last far longer. The unit has 2 settings for batteries: > alkaline or > Ni-MH, so there's not a choice for Lithium... not sure why it would even care?
Anyway, very cool gadget with great sound and definitely intended for recording nuts with emphasis on audio. close [-]
A great product for on the spot video
by Ron D. Henry from Williamsburg, VA (USA) March 12, 2013 Music Background: Artist/Recording Engineer
You've got to get this product. It has all the quality functions you need to record any performance or maybe a lecture. Also buy the accessory pack as well. You won't be disappointed!!
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