Zoom Q3HD Overview
Zoom’s Q3HD is the highly speculated and much anticipated successor to the company’s first handheld, point-and-shoot camcorder, providing 1080p and 720p HD video to go with the Zoom’s remarkable audio capture technology. Designed with musicians in mind, the Q3HD lets you record future-friendly video to go along with a studio-sound courtesy the two condenser mics – the same mics that are found in the company’s popular H4n professional field recorder.
The high def video recording of the Q3HD allows you to capture up to 7 hours of 720/30p video on a 32GB card – providing you enough recording space for extremely long events. Play that stunning video back on the 2.4″ display, on your analog or HDTV, or on your Mac or PC – and edit with ease using the built-in USB cable and the HandyShare editing software. When you’re ready to share with the world, the included YouTube Uploader software helps you do just that quickly and easily.
Other highlights of the Q3HD include 4x digital zoom, audio level controls, and the convenience ‘AA’ or NiMH battery power. An optional windscreen, along with several additional accessories are available as well. Capture awesome audio and incredible point-and-shoot video with the Q3HD.
Select 720p or 1080p with the Q3HD for amazing clarity and detail no matter where or what you’re shooting. In addition, the Q3HD also includes two standard definition (SD) formats for those times when a smaller file size is neededThe 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
The Q3HD uses the same microphone capsules as Zoom’s industry-leading H4n Handy Recorder. From live musical performances, rehearsals and recitals to journalism, education, sports or travel, the Q3HD’s pristine audio is so realistic your movies will transport you back to the moment, to relive over and over againWith two on-board, studio-quality condenser mics configured in a wide 120° X/Y pattern, the Q3HD gives you true depth and stereo imaging, making your movies sound as if they were recorded on a Hollywood soundstage
The Q3HD also displays audio meters, allowing you to quickly monitor and set your levels. Set the gain to High or Low to record in soft or loud environments. Or use the Q3HD’s Auto Level to automatically set the right recording level for any given situation. And now with two settings for Auto Level Gain Control, it’s easy to get great sound no matter what you’re shooting. For outdoor shoots, it’s highly recommended to use an optional windscreen over the mics
When your shoot is complete, the Q3HD’s built-in USB cable lets you download your movies to your computer for editing and sharing. In addition, the Q3HD’s new file divide function lets you edit your video right on the unit and save time by transferring only what you needUse the included HandyShare software to edit your movies. And you can now add effects like reverb and normalize the audio for consistent levels, making your movies sound even better. Or, bring them into more sophisticated editing software like iMovie or Final Cut for more extensive edits, effects and titles
HandyShare can also be used to upload your videos to YouTube. And because the Q3HD includes an HDMI output, you can watch your movies at home on your HDTV. And the Q3HD’s incredible audio will sound amazing on your home theater setup