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ZOOM Q8 Audio/Video Digital Recorder
ZOOM Q8 Audio/Video Digital Recorder
The Q8 marries high-definition video with high-resolution audio, making it the perfect camera for music and video creators everywhere. Its 160 degree wide-angle lens and digital zoom ensure that youll always capture the complete picture. Combine that with ZOOMs groundbreaking interchangeable mic capsule system and two XLR-TRS combo inputs, and you have a world of audio options.
The Q8 comes with its own specially designed detachable X/Y microphone, yet its compatible with many Zoom microphone capsules. If you already use an H5 or H6, you
can swap their capsules with the Q8 too. (* EXH-6 TRS/XLR Combo Capsule is not compatible with the Q8.)
The Q8 offers a large full-color LCD touchscreen for ease of use, along with a wealth of advanced features. Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs allow the connection of external microphones and line-level sources, and a built-in speaker and stereo Headphone/Line Out jack provide audio monitoring; theres even an HDMI output for video monitoring.
Its high-quality 160-degree wide-angle lens and flexible mounting options mean that you can shoot high-def video anywhere you go. Plus, theres a USB output that allows the Q8 to be interconnected with your computer so you can use it with your favorite streaming or editing software.
Whether youre a musician, indie filmmaker, podcaster, blogger, teacher, or video pro, youll find the Q8 to be the perfect creative companion.
Full range, crystal clarity.
The Q8 delivers that same great Zoom sound quality youll find in all of our products, with support for high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio. It comes with a high-quality detachable X/Y microphone or you can connect different Zoom mic capsule. A low-cut filter and foam windscreen allow you to eliminate low-frequency noise and rumble, and there are three Dynamics settings, as well as a built-in compressor and limiter. Audio can be recorded along with video, or the Q8 can be used as a standalone stereo or four-channel audio-only recorder.
VIDEO FEATURES - Go beyond High Definition.
The Q8 goes beyond standard HD, offering 3M HD (2304 x 1296 pixels @ 30fps /24mbps) as well as two kinds of HD (24mbps and 16mbps for increased storage capability) at frame rates of up to 60 fps at 720p for capturing fast action video.
Its F2.0 aperture / 160° wide-angle lens ensures that youll capture every moment with full realism and sharp definition. Three Scene presets allow you to use the Q8 in a variety of different lighting conditions. And support for both standard and HD video file formats assures that youll have plenty of options when it comes to storage and streaming.
FLEXIBLE MOUNTING - Change your point of view.
Need a different POV? The Q8s got you covered. Not only can it be attached to any standard tripod, it comes with a tripod-to-three-prong converter, so you can use it with every kind of action camera mount, too. Take your Q8 onstage and mount it to your mic stand, amp, or drum kit. Shoot video from front row center and use the supplied stereo X/Y microphone to capture the audience experience. Or use the Q8 at the mixing position and record the feed from the board, as well as the sound of the room. Use multiple Q8s for a dramatic mix of different angles the full-color touchscreen LCD is fully rotatable so you can always view your image regardless of camera positioning.
USB, BATTERY LIFE, AND FILE TYPES - Connectivity, power to spare, and selectable file formats.
A built-in USB port enables live streaming and allows the Q8 to be used as a webcam or USB microphone. It also allows connection with other equipment and computer software, even an iPad (Apple Camera Connection Kit required) for post-production capability.
The supplied lithium-ion battery that powers the Q8 can be recharged easily in the studio or in the field, using either an optional AC adapter or via USB. Battery life is more than two hours when shooting at 720p/30fps. In audio recording-only mode, battery life is extended further still. The Q8 records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB. Video is stored in MOV file format, with various HD settings for maximum video quality, or you can shoot in standard definition (SVGA) when space or streaming bandwidth is at a premium. Recorded audio can be integrated directly into the MOV file, or audio can be saved separately from the video data.
Use the Optimal Mic Every Time
The Q8's modular design means that you can always use the best microphone for every recording environment. (* These mic capsules except XYQ-8 are optional accessories.)
XYQ-8 WIDE-ANGLE X/Y CAPSULE
Immersive audio for Incredible video.
X/Y stereo recording allows you to cover a wide area yet still maintain a strong center image. The XYQ-8 capsule is specially designed for use with the Q8. It features two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at 120 degrees relative to one another for immersive stereo that compliments the wide-angle image delivered by the Q8 lens.
XYH-6 LARGE DIAPHRAGM X/Y CAPSULE - Audio so clear, it's like you're there.
The XYH-6 capsule allows you to craft realistic stereo recordings in every kind of environment. It adds dual large diaphragm mic elements with adjustable widthchoose 90 degrees for a more focused sound or 120 degrees for a wider stereo image. It's a great choice for live recording and for capturing sound effects in the field.
XYH-5 SHOCKMOUNTED X/Y CAPSULE - From jet engine to pin dropping.
The two matched unidirectional condenser microphones in the XYH-5 capsule are housed within an advanced shockmount to minimize vibration and handling noise. The design of the XYH-5 also allows it to handle extremely loud sounds, making it perfect for use at live rock concerts, for SFX/foley work, and for electronic newsgathering.
MSH-6 MS CAPSULE - Mid-side possibilities.
Mid-Side recording allows you to precisely shape your sound. The MSH-6 MS Capsule contains dual mic elements: a forward-facing, unidirectional mic (the Mid) and a side-facing, bi-directional mic (the Side). They capture a fully mono-compatible stereo image, making the MSH-6 ideal for film, video, and television projects.
The SGH-6 Shotgun Capsule adds a professional-quality, highly directional microphone to the Q8, creating the perfect setup for broadcast and ENG (electronic newsgathering) applications. Three elements combined with digital signal processing inside the SGH-6 give you the highly directional pickup power of a conventional shotgun mic in a unit only half the sizegreat for recording dialogue and narration with no intrusive mic in the scene.
SSH-6 STEREO SHOTGUN MID-SIDE CAPSULE - The best of both worlds.
The SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun capsule adds a super-directional mic for capturing sounds directly in front, plus a bi-directional one for capturing ambient sounds. It's ideal for location recording, allowing videographers and content creators to capture dialogue or narration with the center microphone and mixing in the desired amount of environmental sound captured by the side microphone.
ZOOM Q8 Features at a glance:
Records directly to SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards, up to 128GB
High-quality 160° wide angle lens with selectable viewing angles (F 2.0/16.6mm)
Uses a system of interchangeable audio input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lens of a camera
Supplied detachable stereo X/Y microphone (XYQ-8)
Compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules (sold separately)
Full-color rotating LCD touchscreen
Support for five HD video modes, up to 2304 x 1296 pixels (3M HD), as well as two WVGA modes
Frame rates of up to 60 fps for capturing fast action video and slow motion playback
Three imaging sense options (AUTO/CONCERT/NIGHT) for use in all lighting environments
Records video in MOV format (with or without audio)
Records audio in AAC and WAV formats, up to 24-bit/96k
Up to four tracks of simultaneous audio recording
Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20dB pad
Analog-style gain controls for each input
Built-in audio mixer
Stereo link function
Built-in compressor, limiter, and leveler
MS Matrix function converts Mid-Side signal from external mics to standard stereo
Supplied foam windscreen and low-cut filter for the elimination of low-frequency noise and rumble
Dedicated Headphone output / Line out
Built-in speaker for fast monitoring
HDMI video output for connection to HDTVs, selectable between NTSC and PAL
USB interface for live streaming and data transfer to and from computer editing software
Webcam and USB mic function for use with external devices such as computers and iPads (Apple Camera Connection Kit required)
Direct monitoring for zero latency during use as a USB mic
Compatible with USTREAM Producer, Flash live Media Encorder, Skype, and other popular streaming applications
SD card reader function
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (chargeable via USB or optional AC adapter)
Battery life of more than 2 hours
Standard tripod mount
Includes tripod-to-three-prong converter for compatibility with all action camera mounts
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