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Play. Capture. Stream.
Zoom brought brilliant HD video and stereo sound to your movies with the Q3HD. Now, with the Q2HD Handy Video Recorder, there's only one handheld camcorder with both onboard Mid-Side stereo recording and live streaming capabilities. In addition, the Q2HD features an upgraded camera sensor, enhanced user interface and much more for capturing and sharing great looking videos that sound better than ever.
Mid-Side brings the audio.
The Q2HD is the first handheld camcorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording. Mid-Side recording, first introduced 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° to 150° 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.
Live Stream in Real-Time.
Want to live stream high quality audio and video from your gigs, special events and more? With the Q2HD, now you can stream your videos through your computer directly to the web. Simply connect your Q2HD to your computer via USB cable (included in the optional APQ-2HD accessory package) and start streaming like the pros. 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.
All in HD.
With the Q2HD, it's never been easier to shoot great videos. Select 1080p or 720p for amazing clarity and detail no matter where or what you're shooting. With a new lens and imaging sensor, the Q2HD captures exceptionally clean video that is compressed with the industry standard H.264 video codec. It also has a larger aperture than its predecessor, which lets more light into your movies.
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.
Cue the lights.
With the Q2HD, you can choose from three different lighting settings, all of which have been improved from its predecessor. This makes shooting video in challenging lighting conditions easy. For most situations, choosing "Auto" will give you the best and clearest results. You can also select "Concert", which will automatically adjust for rapid changes in stage lights and compensate when the stage goes dark. Choose "Night" for making the best of the low light conditions.
Share beyond streaming.
When your shoot is complete, plug the Q2HD into your Mac or PC via USB cable and download your movies directly to your computer for editing and sharing. In addition, the Q2HD's new FILE Divide and Trim functions let you edit your movies right on the unit.
The Q2HD also includes Zoom's "HandyShare" software for editing your movies. And you can now add effects like reverb and normalize the audio for consistent levels, making your movies sound better than ever. Or, bring them into more sophisticated editing software like iMovie or Final Cut Pro for more extensive edits, effects and titles. HandyShare can also be used to upload your videos to YouTube.
The Q2HD also has a mini-HDMI output, which allows you to view your movies directly on an HDTV.