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.
Mid-Side brings the audio.
The 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° 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.
1920 x 1080 full high-definition video
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 resolution, 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.
Lighting selection function
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.
〈Concert Lighting function〉
4 x digital zoom
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
Edit video easily right on the scene
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.
Enjoy HD video on your HDTV
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.
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
Analog Mic Gain for precision volume
Using the analog-type MIC GAIN wheel allows you to dial-in the perfect
amount of gain for any recording application. Or choose one of three
presets (Concert / Solo / Meeting) of the Auto Gain function to
automatically set the recording level for any given situation. It’s
even easier to get great sound no matter what you're shooting.
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 Q2HD also features an internal reference
speaker so you can check recordings without earphones.
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.
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
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
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. From live musical performances, rehearsals and
recitals to journalism, education and sports, you can easily share your
movies with everyone on your favorite websites like YouTube or Vimeo.
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.
Compatible with SDXC cards of 64GB
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.(*)
*If recorded with AAC (192 kbps) audio quality.