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Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder

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Anyone who's ever experienced a film with great audio knows how vital sound is to the movie. The Q3 Handy Video Recorder brings our renowned audio technology to the camcorder, making it the best sounding video camcorder you've ever heard.

The Q3 uses the same microphone capsules as our industry-leading H4n Handy Recorder and is perfect for recording anything where great audio and video are a must. From live musical performances and rehearsals, interviews, conferences to video podcasts, journalism, education, recitals, weddings or sports, the Q3's pristine audio quality takes your videos to another level.

Designed with everything you need to make your movies right out of the box, the Q3 includes HandyShare software for editing, and a 2GB SD card for up to 1 hour of video recording time. And the Q3 will also accept up to 32GB SDHC cards for a staggering 16 hours of moviemaking!

When your shoot is complete, the Q3's cleverly designed USB cable lets you upload your movies to your computer. Then use HandyShare to edit and share them on your favorite websites including YouTube, Facebook and MySpace. Or, plug in the included TV cable and watch your videos on television.

The Q3 supports QuickTime (MOV) format. With MPEG-4 SP compression in VGA size (640 x 480 pixel) at 30 frames per second, you can record very smooth video shots anywhere, anytime. Plus, integrated digital 2 times zoom function enables you to get up close and personal.

The Q3's large, 2.4'' LCD screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 makes viewing easy on the go. Its display also includes audio meters so you can quickly set and monitor your levels as you shoot. Additional data such as remaining recording time and remaining battery life are also accessible, and its built-in monitor speaker enables you to check video with audio right after shooting.

The Q3 has two condenser mics on-board, engineered in the same X/Y pattern as the H4n Handy Recorder that gives recording pros the best stereo recording possible. Arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis, this design ensures that the mics are always an equal distance from the sound source for perfect localization without phase shifting. The result is a great sounding recording with natural depth and highly accurate stereo imaging every time... all at the touch of a button.

The Q3's X/Y microphones are directional, so you can "focus" the mics on your sound source. Use the on-board audio meters to set the gain to Low, High or Auto so you can record in very loud or very soft environments. Or use the Q3's Auto Record Level function to automatically set the appropriate recording levels for the situation! Shoot your video with the confidence that the Q3 is capturing great audio at the absolute best level possible.

With an on-board low-cut filter to reduce background noise and an included windscreen that prevents wind noise from being picked up by the Q3's highly sensitive microphones as a standard accessory, you can make movies with incredible audio clarity, even outdoors.

With the Q3, all your videos will sound like they were recorded in a professional studio. Ideal for shooting any kind of musical performance from jazz to classical to metal, solo to orchestral, the Q3 will make it fun and easy to shoot your music videos anywhere, anytime. The Q3 also makes it easy to share your videos with your friends on YouTube. Simply plug the Q3 into your computer, launch the onboard HandyShare software and select the videos you want to put on the web. And if your vision needs a few edits, you can use HandyShare to cut your movie before you share it with the world.

To play music better, seeing your performance can be almost as important as hearing yourself. With the Q3, you get both capabilities. Music educators and students alike will find a plethora of applications for the Q3 from the classroom to the practice room. Ideal for recording auditions or making video lessons available to students, the Q3's amazing stereo recording will capture every nuance while the video rolls. Use the Q3 on a microphone stand with our mic clip adaptor option, sold separately.

The Q3 makes an excellent accessory for anyone who does videography as a full-time occupation or as a hobby. Imagine being able to use the Q3 for individualized video shoots of the bride and groom before a wedding. Or give a Q3 to everyone in the wedding party for personalized video clips. Capture the wedding music with ease. The possibilities are truly endless. And with pristine, focused audio, you'll never miss a moment, even in a noisy environment.

Have great seats? Every crack of the bat, swing of the club or bone-crunching tackle can be captured with amazing clarity... especially when you're close to the action. Capture the sights and sounds of the game from the little leagues to the big leagues.

It's never been more important for journalists and bloggers to be versatile in the field. Shoot "on the scene" video, edit and upload with ease, all with broadcast-ready audio. And because the Q3 has a standard tripod mount, you can put it just about anywhere for the perfect shot in any environment.

The Q3 is the only portable camcorder that allows you to turn off the video and record audio only. As a high-quality linear PCM audio recorder, the Q3 supports audio recording at 96kHz / 24-bit resolution which is superior to CD quality. You can also record in MP3 format for handy uploading to your website or email.

For added convenience, the Q3 includes two standard AA/LR6 batteries that give you about two hours of battery life with continuous video recording. Or use two AA-sized Ni-MH rechargeable batteries with dedicated charger, or an AC adaptor (option AD-14 sold separately).

A handy video recorder that's compact and portable, the Q3 lets you enjoy video from special events such as concerts, recitals, weddings, class plays, sporting events- literally anywhere that great audio makes the moment memorable. The Q3 puts a little bit of video and a whole lot of audio together in one quick and easy to use camcorder that lets you produce great movies on the go!

• Recording Media SD memory card (16MB-2GB), SDHC memory card (4GB-32GB)
• Image Sensor VGA CMOS sensor
• Focal Length 0.8m to infinity
• Video Compression MPEG4-SP
• Video Resolution 640 480 pixels (VGA)
• Video Format MOV
• Frame Rate 30 frames/sec
• Audio Format PCM (Quantization : 16/24bit, Sampling Frequency : 44.1/48/96kHz)
• MP3 (Bit Rate : 48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps)
*96kHz sampling is not available in Movie mode.
• Functions Lo-cut filter, Auto REC level, 2x digital zoom
• LCD Screen 2.4-inch QVGA
• Built-in Mic 120-degree X/Y stereo (Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 130dB SPL)
• Built-in Speaker Monaural, 400mW 8O
• Phones / Line Out: put 1/8" Stereo phone jack
• TV Out NTSC/PAL compatible, Stereo audio
• USB USB2.0 High speed compatible, Mass storage class operation
• Power Requirements 2 x AA battery (Alkaline / Ni-MH),
• AC adaptor (DC5V/1A/center positive)
• Battery Life 2 hours (Movie mode), 4 hours (Audio mode)
• Dimensions 55(W) x 132.5(D) x 32(H)mm
• Weight 130g (without batteries)

System Requirements:
• Intel Pentium4 2.0GHz or faster
• Windows XP SP2 or later : 512MB RAM or more,
• Windows Vista : 2GB RAM or more

• Atom 1.33GHz or faster
• 1GB RAM or more
• Windows XP SP2 or later / Vista (XP recommended)

• PowerPC G4 1.2GHz or faster,
• Intel Core Duo 1.6GHz or faster
• 512MB RAM or more
• OS X 10.4.11 / OS X 10.5.6 or later

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