In the modern world video content plays a huge part in aiding musicians to build and widen their audience reach. The medium has become necessary to engage new audiences and has become a vital ingredient in modern marketing campaigns. So you want to make a youtube video, but how do you film it and record quality audio at the same time? The short answer is with a Zoom Q2N. Pristine HD video quality combined with built in X/Y microphones captures beautiful stereo imaging layered on a high quality 160 Degree wide angled lens. The Zoom Q2N also excels in a variety of lighting conditions. So weather your recording a performance in a club in low light, at home in the studio or in a rehearsal room, your video will look as good as it sounds.
If you’re an aspiring musician, video plays an important role in helping you reach a wider fan base. It’s a digital world and that means an inspiring performance can take the Internet by storm. But you can’t capture your music with just any camera. You need one that records incredible audio.
The Zoom Q2n gives you a fast and easy way to create HD videos with high-impact audio. The built-in X/Y microphones capture sound with beautiful stereo imaging. And the 160-degree wide-angle lens excels in an array of lighting conditions—whether you’re filming at home, in a rehearsal space, or at a club.
With the Q2n in hand, you can finally make videos that sound as great as they look—at a price more affordable than ever.
Ten “Scene” presets allow you to record in a wide range of environments, including low-light locations where the Q2n is designed to thrive. The presets range from “Concert Light”—which automatically adjusts for changing lighting conditions—to “Concert Lo-Lit” for dimly lit rooms. And there are scene settings tailored specifically for filming in jazz clubs and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoors.
The Q2n features a 160-degree wide-angle lens that captures stunning video. And it records in 720p or 1080p HD resolution, using the same 24 fps or 30 fps frame rate used in film. An F2.0 aperture makes the Q2n perfect for musicians who perform in a wide variety of lighting environments. Capture the full band or focus on an individual performer using five field of view (FOV) settings. Plus, a color LCD screen makes it easy to create the perfect shot or review your videos.
The Q2n is small enough to carry anywhere, so you’ll always be prepared to capture impromptu performances or record new ideas. It records up to two hours of footage on two standard AA batteries, providing more than enough juice for concerts, rehearsals, jam sessions, and more.
Intuitive controls and simple one-button recording make the Q2n easy to use. Just power it up and start recording. The Q2n is also capable of recording audio only. Simply use the ‘Camera Off’ setting to capture demos or live performances in stereo sound using the built-in X/Y mics. The Q2n features a 1/8″ stereo input jack that lets you connect external mics and other audio devices. And the 1/8” stereo output jack makes it simple to listen to audio with headphones or on your home stereo.
To view your video recording in high definition, you can connect to an HDMI TV using the HDMI micro Type D video output. A USB port allows for connection to any computer or iOS device* so you can use the Q2n as a web camera for live streaming, as a USB microphone for podcasts, or as a card reader to transfer recordings**. Video (with audio) is recorded as MPEG-4 (MOV) files. When using “Audio Recording” mode (without video), audio data is saved in uncompressed WAV (up to 24-bit/96 kHz) format.
Captures remarkable stereo depth and clarity
Five mic capsules offering 4 different recording modes:
Mid-Side (M/S) stereo
90 degree X/Y stereo
2-channel surround sound
4-channel surround sound
Choose between 2-channel mode, which combines the Mid-Side and X/Y mics, and 4-channel mode, which records two separate stereo files
Comprehensive and easy-to-use functions:
1.8-inch backlit LCD display (128 x 64 resolution)
Mic gain wheel
Built-in reference speaker
1/8-inch stereo output
Uses SD/SDHC cards. Includes 2GB SD card
USB 2.0 connectivity for transferring files
20 hours of battery life using two standard AA alkaline batteries. Can also be used with an AC adapter
Optional APH-2n accessory pack includes a wired remote control with an extension cable, windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case and mic clip adapterIncludes Steinberg WaveLab LE7 software