James from Zoom gives us a bit of insight on what NAMM is along with a quick tour of the Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder. Most of us are familiar with their ever so popular Zoom H4N and the Zoom H1 (I’m using it as a handheld microphone), but we wanted to show you that Zoom products can also be used for mobile bloggers who may need to capture video and audio all within the same unit.
With the Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder, you can record both Full HD 1080p video and/or linear PCM audio. For video, it’s equipped with a 1/3.2″ five-megapixel CMOS image sensor and an F3.2 fixed focus lens with a four-foot to infinity focus range. It can capture MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Full HD 1920 x 1080p video at 30 fps, 1280 x 720p video at 60 or 30 fps and WVGA 800 x 480 video at 60 or 30 fps. It features a 4x digital zoom, lighting selection function, USTREAM compatibility and mini HDMI output. You can even edit videos right on the two-inch LCD display.
For recording audio, the Q2HD features a Mid-Side stereo microphone setup. The Mid-Side mic can also double as a USB microphone for using with your computer, iPad 2 or iPad 3. The device records up to 24-bit / 96 kHz linear PCM audio. Plus, you can record in AAC format as well. There’s an analog mic gain control for getting levels just right, as well as a low-cut filter function. Plus, there’s a built-in reference speaker for instant playback of recordings or video.audio, blogger camera, digital recorder, handheld audio recorder, NAMM 2013, oliviatech, video, video camera, voice recorder, Zoom, Zoom Q2HD