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  • Audio recorder with HD video

  • Audio: WAV 96/48/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit, AAC 64 to 320kbps @ 48kHz

  • Video: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 (MOV)

  • Resolution up to 1080p @ 30fps

  • Real Time Live Streaming Function

  • Records onto SD/SDHC/SDXC up to 128Gb

  • Adjustable Mid-Side Stereo Mic

  • 2" LCD Screen

  • USB v2.0 Q2HD-to-PC interface

  • Audio Auto Gain (Concert/Solo/Meeting)

  • Manual Audio Recording Level Control

  • 4x Digital Zoom

  • Scene Select (Auto/Concert Lighting/Night)

  • Divide & Trim Editing Functions

  • NTSC/PAL compatible with HDMI o/p

  • Headphones/Line-Out Socket

  • 2 x AA battery powering

  • Built-in speaker

  • Camera thread for Tripod Mount in base



The included HandyShare software can be used

to master and edit your recordings.



The Q2HD's switchable low-cut filter reduces unwanted background noise by cutting the low-frequency range.



Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 128Gb.



The Q2HD uses just 2 x AA batteries.


Optional APQ-2HD Accessory Kit




Capture. Play. Stream.

And do it all in high def. Full HD video recording + uncompressed audio recording + live streaming.


The Q2HD Handy Recorder increases your enjoyment of music - or any sound source - along with video and the internet. It allows you to capture every moment in sound and picture with stunning clarity and resolution, and then upload or stream it live quickly and easily. The Q2HD is very much an audio-driven unit. Its video function is an adjunct to its audio capabilities rather than the other way round. Indeed, you can even turn the video function off and just use it as a serious professional stereo audio recorder. Optimal audio and/or video recording is possible in any location - whether it be a large hall or small club. And during music lessons you can stay focused on practicing and reviewing performances by students and teachers alike. Simply put, the Q2HD will just make your life more creative.



Mid-Side Stereo mics capture 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 thats 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 Q2HDs pristine audio is so realistic your movies will let you relive the moment over and over again.


Precision volume control

Using the analogue-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. Its really easy to get great sound no matter what you're shooting.

It's an audio recorder first

The Q2HD can be used as an audio recorder to record just sound (without video). 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.

It's also a USB Mid-Side Stereo Microphone
Expanding its versatility, the Q2HD also functions as a USB microphone with Mid-Side microphone capabilities. Simply choose USB Mic in the units MENU and connect your Q2HD to a computer or iPad (using Apples USB camera connector) to begin recording.

Live Streaming 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 Q2HDs 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. Its never been easier to broadcast your movies on the web in real-time.


1920 x 1080 Full High Definition (HD) 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.


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 with ease.





HandyShare Mastering & Editing

The Q2HDs bundled HandyShare editing and uploading software (see left panel) 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. Its easy enough for anyone to use.

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Optional Extras (see below): APQ-2HD Accessory Pack containing Soft Case, Foam Windshield,
UK AC Adaptor, HDMI Cable, AV Cable and Tripod Stand







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