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ZOOM Q3HD

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  • Audio recorder with HD video

  • Records onto SD & SDHC up to 32Gb

  • Stereo Mic Array & 2.4" QVGA Screen

  • USB v2.0 Q3HD-to-PC interface

  • Audio: WAV 96/48/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit, AAC up to 320kbps

  • Video: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 (MOV)

  • Auto Audio Record Level

  • 4 x Digital zoom

  • NTSC/PAL compatible with HDMI o/p

  • 2 x AA battery powering

  • Built-in speaker & Tripod Mount


  




Optional APQ-3HD Accessory Kit



Handy Audio Recorder with HD Video

 

Zoom brought great one-touch HD audio to market with their standard definition Q3 Handy Video Recorder. Now, with the Q3HD, HD sound and HD video (1080p) comes together in one convenient handheld device. The Q3HD Handy Recorder takes Zoom’s renowned audio technology and combines it with HD video, allowing you to capture every moment in sound and picture with stunning clarity and resolution. Of course, like the Q3, the Q3HD is very much an audio-driven unit. Its video function is an adjunct to its audio capabilities rather than the other way round. Audio is still the thing it does best - not surprising because the Q3HD's microphones are the same as those fitted to Zoom's excellent H4n. You can even turn the video function off and just use it as a stereo audio recorder. But with its picture gathering abilities here's an audio recorder with a difference! These are just some of the amazing features it delivers...

FEATURES

 

• Brilliant Stereo Recording... Now with HD Video

With two studio-quality condenser microphones configured in a wide 120 X/Y pattern, your Q3HD can capture even the loudest live concerts in HD with incredibly clear audio. Time lags generated by differences in distances from sound sources are eliminated by aligning the left and right recording positions on the same axis. In addition to left-right stereo width, a sense of depth from front to back is also captured faithfully, allowing your recordings to sound three-dimensional.

 

• It's an HD world

With the Q3HD, it’s never been easier or more fun to shoot great videos. Select 720p or 1080p for amazing clarity and detail no matter where or what you’re shooting. It also includes two standard definition (SD) formats for those times when a smaller file size is needed.

With a new lens and imaging sensor, the Q3HD captures exceptionally clean video that is compressed with the high quality H.264 video codec. It also has a larger aperture, which lets more light into your movies. And with its 4x digital zoom, the
Q3HD gets you closer to the action.

 

• Easy file transfer using built-in USB cable

A USB cable is conveniently built into the unit, allowing the Q3HD to be connected directly to a Mac or PC. The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard allows even large video files to be transferred smoothly and quickly.

 

• Use the HandyShare software to master sound recordings

The Q3HD’s bundled HandyShare editing and uploading software lets you to manage and edit your audio and video recordings easily as well as upload them to social networking sites. From live musical performances, rehearsals and recitals to journalism, education and sports, you can easily share your movies with everyone on your favourite websites like YouTube. Moreover, effect functions in the software allow you to bring the sound of video recordings up to the level of a finished product. Normalize a recording for a consistent volume level, add reverb to give rich reflections to the sounds of instruments and voices and use a mastering effect to enhance the impact of a performance with compression. Just select a preset. It’s easy enough for anyone to use.

 

• 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM sound

The rich stereo sound captured by the X/Y mic pair 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. In addition to being able to switch between “Low” and “High” gain levels, the “Auto” setting allows for automatic level adjustments. The versatile controls on your Q3HD mean your videos have amazing clarity no matter the application.

 

• Start recording with a single button

After turning the power on, the Q3HD is ready to shoot in just 2 seconds. Just press the REC button to start recording. With a compact form that can easily be carried in a pocket, you will be able to shoot full HD video and professional-quality audio with ease.

 

• Enjoy HD video on your HDTV

The Q3HD has a mini HDMI connector that allows the digital output of your videos. Connect the Q3HD to an HDTV by using an HDMI cable (sold separately) and enjoy your movies with your family and friends. And the Q3HD’s audio will sound incredible on your home theatre's audio system.

 

• Convenient SD & SDHC Card Media

The Q3HD utilizes SD/SDHC as an affordable way to increase recording capacity. The included 2GB SD card can record about 30 minutes of full HD video, while a 32GB SD card allows for about 7 hours of full HD video recording time with AAC (192 kbps) audio quality. Click here for Card Capacity / Recording Time Charts.

 

• Runs on readily-available AA batteries

The Q3HD 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 (see our suggested batteries and chargers below).

ZOOM Q3HD SPECIFICATIONS | info | manual | accessories | media | buy |
Included Accessories in the Box:
2Gb SD Card, 2 x AA Batteries
Optional Extras (see below): APQ-3HD Accessory Pack containing Soft Case, Foam Windshield,
UK AC Adaptor, HDMI Cable, AV Cable and Tripod Stand

 

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