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User Guide
Safety and Operation
Precautions must be read
before using the unit.
Q2HD
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Copying or reproduction of this User
Guide in part or in whole without
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Items included with this product
Items included with this product
•
unit
•2 AA batteries
(for testing the unit)
Note: Use alkaline batteries or
rechargeable NiMH batteries.
• SD card
•User Guide
(this manual)
HandyShare software for video editing and sharing
Install HandyShare on your computer to use it. Access the included SD card from
the computer and double-click the HandyShare installer on it. If your computer
does not already have QuickTime installed, follow the instructions that appear on
your screen after starting HandyShare to install it.
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Part functions
Recording time or remaining
recordable time for video or audio
icon appears when an SD
The
card is loaded in the unit (no icon
if no SD card is loaded)
Current operation
status
Input volume level
Recording level
setting
Mic angle setting
Lo-cut filter setting
Scene setting for
video recording
Sound quality when
recording audio or video
Image size/frame rate
during video recording
■■Installing batteries
Open the case while
pressing here and then
install the batteries.
Note: Use alkaline batteries or
rechargeable NiMH batteries.
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Part functions
■■Parts of the unit
Part functions (continued)
Part functions
■■Parts of the unit
Sound from the
camera side of the
unit can be recorded
in mono or in stereo
with a maximum
width of 150º.
View video and
information about
operation.
Play and pause
recorded video and
audio.
Open various setting
menus.
Listen to startup and
shutdown sounds
and recorded audio.
Select items and adjust
the volume.
Start and stop recording video
and audio. Confirm selections.
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Part functions
Turn the power
ON and OFF.
Set the mic
recording level.
Output sound to
headphones or
other external
equipment.
Delete recorded
video and audio.
Output digital
video and audio
to an HDMI TV or
other compatible
device.
Insert an SD,
SDHC or SDXC
card into this slot.
Attach a strap to
help prevent accidental dropping.
• Connect to a computer to power the recorder and use it as
a card reader, USB mic or web camera.
• Connect to an iPad to use as a USB mic.
• A ZOOM AD-17 AC adapter (sold separately) can also be
connected here.
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Setting the date & time
Setting the date & time
Setting the battery type
The date and time are added to recorded video and
audio files, so set it accurately before recording.
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
4. Use
1,5
to open the Main Menu.
to select
.
SETTING
and
to select Set Date and press
.
to set the current date
and time.
5. After completing the setting, press
.
2,3,4
Setting the battery type
Set the battery type so that the amount of remaining
battery life can be shown accurately.
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
4. Use
to open the Main Menu.
SETTING
and
to select Battery and press
and press
1,5
to select
.
.
.
to set the battery type
5. After completing the setting, press
.
Note: Use alkaline batteries or rechargeable NiMH batteries.
2,3,4
5
Formatting SD cards
1. Press
2. Use
press
.
press
.
3. Use
4. Use
1
to open the Main Menu.
to select
SETTING
and
to select SD Format and
to select “Yes” to format or
.
“No” to cancel and press
• Select “Yes” to start formatting.
• Select “No” to return to the SETTING menu.
2,3,4
5. After formatting completes, “Done” appears
on screen and the SETTING menu reopens.
NOTE
If the SD card’s write-protection switch is
ON, the card cannot be formatted.
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Formatting SD cards
You must format SD cards in the
to make
them usable with the recorder.
Note: Formatting a card will permanently erase all
data on it.
Reducing noise
Turning sound monitoring on or off
Reducing noise
Turn the low-cut filter function on to reduce wind
sounds and other noise.
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
4. Use
press
1,5
2,3,4
to open the Main Menu.
.
to select
INPUT
and
to select Lo Cut and press
.
.
to select On or Off and
5. After completing the setting, press
.
NOTE
Use the windscreen included in the APQ2HD accessory package to further reduce
noise.
Turning sound monitoring on or off
Turn this on to listen to the sound being recorded
through the line/headphones and HDMI outputs.
1. Press
2. Use
press
.
press
.
press
.
3. Use
4. Use
1,5
to open the Main Menu.
to select
INPUT
and
to select Sound Monitor and
to select On or Off and
5. After completing the setting, press
2,3,4
7
.
By changing the recording level gain, you can record
anything from quiet sounds to loud rock shows at
the optimal level. You can set the gain manually or
let the recorder set it automatically.
• Use the MIC GAIN dial to adjust the mic
sensitivity to suit the recording conditions.
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■■Using the Auto Gain setting
1. Press
2. Use
press
.
press
.
press
.
3. Use
4. Use
1
2,3,4
to open the Main Menu.
to select
INPUT
and
to select Auto Gain and
to set the mic sensitivity and
Off
Use the MIC GAIN dial to adjust manually.
Concert
Use for band performances, concerts and
other loud situations.
Solo
Use for solo performances and other quiet
situations.
Meeting
Use for meetings and other field recordings.
5. After completing the setting, press
8
.
Adjusting the recording level
Adjusting the recording level
Video scene setting
Video scene setting
You can set the camera light sensitivity to suit the
video recording conditions. This allows the unit to
record video optimally even in dark places and on
stages with bright lights.
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
1,4
2,3
to open the Main Menu.
.
to select
SCENE
and
to set the mode and press
.
Auto
Adjusts to lighting conditions automatically.
Concert lighting
Best for concerts and other situations with
bright lights.
Night
Best for nighttime and other dark situations.
4. After completing the setting, press
9
.
Setting the image quality
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
to open the Main Menu.
to select
.
VIDEO
and
to select the video quality and
.
frame rate and press
1,4
4. After completing the setting, press
.
2,3
Setting
Resolution
Frames/second
Main uses
File size
HD1080/30
1920 x 1080
30
HD TV playback
Larger
HD720/60
1280 x 720
60
Recording fast
movement
HD720/30
1280 x 720
30
HD TV and computer
playback
WVGA/60
800 x 480
60
Saving SD card space
and recording fast
movement
WVGA/30
800 x 480
30
Saving SD card space
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Smaller
Setting the image quality
You can set the resolution and frame rate used for
recording. The amount of available recording time
decreases as the image quality is increased.
Setting the sound quality
Setting the sound quality
You can set the sound quality to use for recording
video and audio. The amount of available recording
time decreases as the sound quality is increased.
1. Press
2. Use
to open the Main Menu.
press
.
press
.
3. Use
to select
SOUND
and
to set the audio quality and
4. After completing the setting, press
.
1,4
2,3
Setting
PCM 96/24
PCM 96/16
Description
PCM 48/24
Record in an uncompressed PCM WAV format
when recording quality is important.
PCM 48/16
The higher the sampling frequency (kHz) and bit
rate values, the better the audio quality.
PCM 44.1/24
File size
Larger
PCM 44.1/16
AAC 320kbps
AAC 256kbps
Record in a compressed AAC format when you
need to save SD card space.
AAC 128kbps
The higher the bit rate (kbps) value, the better
the audio quality.
AAC 192kbps
AAC 64kbps
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Smaller
Setting the mic angle
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
1
Setting the mic angle
You can set the stereo width recorded by the built-in
stereo mic.
to open the Main Menu.
to select
.
MIC
and
to set the mic angle.
MONO
Record in mono
30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°
Record using the set stereo width
4. After completing the setting, press
.
2,3
NOTE
You can also use
to set the mic
angle while recording or using the USB
mic function.
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Recording audio and video
Recording audio and video
From the main operation screen, you can start
recording audio or video by pushing a single button.
1. After preparing to record audio or video,
press
to start recording.
•To set whether to record
video with audio or
.
audio only, use
CAMERA
1,2
•Use
to zoom in
and out, and use
to adjust the monitoring
volume.
Zoom in and out
Adjust the volume
Audio only
2. After completing the setting, press
return to the main operation screen.
NOTE
If the transfer speed to the card is not fast enough during
video/audio recording, “Low Speed Card!” appears on the
screen and recording stops. To avoid this, we recommend
using cards that are Class 4 or faster.
Information about SD cards that can be used with this unit
can be found at www.zoom.co.jp.
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to
Playing recordings
1. When the main operation screen is open,
press
.
2. If you want to play a different file,
use
to select it and press
.
Functions of other buttons
Adjust the volume
1,2
Press and hold during playback to
search backward/forward.
Press to pause during playback and
restart when paused.
2
NOTE
•Only files that have been recorded with
can be played back on it.
the
•During video playback, press and hold
to show the video in landscape view.
to adjust the
In this mode, use
to search forward/
volume and
again to
backward. Press and hold
return to vertical display.
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Playing recordings
You can play back recorded audio and video.
Deleting recordings
Deleting recordings
You can delete recorded video and audio files to increase the
amount of open space on the media card.
1. Press
while the file that you want to
delete is playing.
•If you press this when on the main
operation screen, the last recorded or
played file will be selected for deletion.
2. When the confirmation screen opens,
select “Yes” to delete the recording or “No”
1
to cancel, and then press
2
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.
1. Press
when on the main operation
screen or while playing to show the
“Delete this file?” message.
•Press
again to open the file
selection screen
1,4
2. Use
to select a recording that
.
you want to delete and press
3. Repeat step 2 as many times as necessary
to select more files to delete.
• To delete all files on the card,
.
press
when you are done selecting
4. Press
files.
5. When the confirmation screen opens,
3
select “Yes” to delete the recordings or
“No” to cancel, and then press
2,5
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.
Deleting recordings
■■Deleting multiple recordings at the same time
Editing recordings
Editing recordings
Recorded video and audio files can be divided and trimmed.
1. Press
2. Use
to open the Main Menu.
to select
and
FILE
press
.
3. Thumbnails of the recorded files are
to select the file
shown. Use
.
that you want to edit and press
1,6
2,3,4,5
4. The editing menu opens. Use
to
.
select the item you want and press
• See the following page for the editing
options.
5. After editing, a confirmation screen opens.
Select “Yes” to execute the change or “No”
to cancel, and then press
.
6. When you are done editing, press
17
.
Change the file dividing point
Play/pause
Confirm the file dividing point
TRIM (partial deletion)
Move trim points to set how much of
the file beginning/end to delete
Switch between beginning and end
trim points
Play/pause
Confirm the trim points
INFORMATION (about the file)
Return to the editing menu
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Editing recordings
DIVIDE
Connecting external devices
Connecting external devices
This unit can be connected to various external devices
as needed.
■■Connect to a computer (by USB) to use as a card
reader, USB mic or Web camera
Use a USB cable to connect to a computer or iPad.
See "Connecting by USB" on page 20.
■■Listen with headphones or audio equipment
(LINE OUT connection)
Use this connector when you
want to use headphones or
an external audio device’s
amplifier to listen. Turn monitoring on to listen through
headphones to sound input
during recording.
See "Turning sound monitoring
on or off" on page 7.
■■View on a TV (HDMI connection)
Use an HDMI cable to connect
the unit to an HDMI TV to view
recordings in high definition.
NOTE
Some TVs might not support
the audio format and correct
playback might not be possible.
CAUTION
The
HDMI uses a Type C Mini connector.
When using an HDMI cable (purchased separately), be sure
to use a High Speed HDMI (category 2) cable that has a Type
and a
C Mini connector on one end to connect to the
connector that matches your TV’s HDMI input on the other.
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Connecting by USB
NOTE
•When connected to a computer, power can be supplied by
USB. The recorder will not turn on just by connecting the
cable. Press
to turn it on.
•When connected to an iPad, power is not supplied by USB.
■■Using with a computer as a card reader or USB mic
1. Connect the recorder to a Windows PC or
Macintosh with a USB cable.
2. Press
to turn it on.
•The USB operation screen will appear.
3. To use as a card reader, use
Card reader
USB mic
to
.
select the card icon and press
To use as a USB mic, select the mic icon
and press
.
•The computer should recognize the
recorder.
4. After you have finished using the recorder
with the computer, disconnect it properly.
•After use as a card reader, unmount the
card reader volume from the computer
before disconnecting the USB cable.
•After use as a USB mic, just disconnect
the USB cable.
NOTE
While using the recorder as a USB mic, you can use the
functions and adjust the mic angle.
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INPUT
Connecting by USB
Connect with a computer using a USB cable to use this
recorder as a card reader or USB mic. You can also use it as a
web camera to stream video and audio. Connected to an iPad,
you can use it as a USB mic.
Connecting by USB (continued)
Connecting by USB
■■Using the recorder as a Web camera
1. Connect the recorder to a Windows PC or
Macintosh with a USB cable.
2. Press
to turn it on.
•The USB operation screen will appear.
3
3. Use
to select the video icon and
.
press
connects to the
4. After the
computer, you can use it as a web camera
for video streaming and other applications.
5. When you have finished using the recorder
with the computer, unmount the unit from
the computer before disconnecting the
USB cable.
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■ Delay setting
When using the recorder as a
web camera, if the a streaming
application does not have a lip
synchronization function, use
to set the audio delay so that it
matches the timing of the video.
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Connecting by USB
NOTE
• The
can simultaneously transmit video and audio of
up to HD720p and 48kHz/16bit WAV quality.
.
• Computer playback cannot be output from the
• A driver stored on the included SD card is necessary to use
the unit as a web camera. (This driver can also be downloaded from www.zoom.co.jp.)
• When connected as a web camera, you can use the
INPUT
functions, set the scene type and adjust the mic
angle. You cannot, however, change settings while
streaming.
Using as a USB mic with an iPad
Using as a USB mic with an iPad
You can use this recorder as a USB mic by connecting it to an
iPad using an Apple Camera Connection Kit.
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
3
to open the Main Menu.
.
to select
USB
and
to select the mic icon and
.
press
4. Use the Apple Camera Connection Kit to
connect the recorder with an iPad by USB
cable.
•The iPad should recognize the recorder.
5. When you have finished, disconnect the
USB cable.
CAUTION
•If the
does not have batteries or enough
remaining battery charge, it cannot be used as a USB
mic with an iPad.
•While using the recorder as a USB mic, you can use
INPUT
functions and adjust the mic angle.
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You can adjust the brightness of the display and set
the screen to turn off automatically to save power.
1. Press
2. Use
1
to open the Main Menu.
press
.
press
.
3. Use
to select
SETTING
and
to select Backlight and
2,3,4,5
■■Adjusting the display brightness
4. Use
press
.
press
.
5. Use
to select Brightness and
to set the brightness and
Brightness
■■Set the power saving mode
4. Use
press
.
press
.
5. Use
to select Power Saving and
to select On or Off and
NOTE
Power saving
•When on, the display will darken if no
operation has occurred for 30 seconds.
•When using an AC adapter, this setting
is ignored.
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Display brightness/power saving
Display brightness/power saving
Setting HDMI video output
Setting HDMI video output
Set the HDMI video output format to suit the TV.
1. Press
2. Use
press
.
press
.
press
.
3. Use
4. Use
1
to open the Main Menu.
to select
SETTING
and
to select HDMI Out and
to select NTSC or PAL and
5. After completing the setting, press
.
2,3,4
NOTE
NTSC is used in North America. Most
other English-speaking regions use PAL.
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Viewing information
Viewing information
Restoring default settings
You can check the firmware version and remaining
recordable memory.
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
to open the Main Menu.
to select
.
SETTING
and
to select Information and
.
press
4. Check the information.
1,5
5. When you are done checking, press
.
2,3
Restoring default settings
You can reset the
settings, including the
scene type and video and audio quality, to their
factory defaults.
1. Press
2. Use
press
3. Use
4. Use
1,4
to open the Main Menu.
to select
.
SETTING
and
to select Reset and press
.
to select “Yes” to reset or “No”
.
to cancel, and press
5. After resetting completes, “Done” appears
and the SETTING menu reopens.
2,3
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NOTE
using the Information item in the
Setting menu.
•
from www.zoom.co.jp.
1.
directory on the SD card.
2. Insert the SD card into the unit’s card slot.
3. While pressing and holding
, press
until the unit
starts and the FIRMWARE UPDATE screen opens.
4. If the version upgrade shown is
the one desired, select “Yes” and
press
.
5. When “Complete!” appears after the
version upgrade completes, press
CAUTION
remaining battery power is low.
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WARNING
This indicates something that could cause serious
injury or death.
CAUTION
This indicates something that could cause bodily
injury or damage to property.
Explanation of icons
This must be done.
This must not be done.
WARNING
■■Power and batteries
Use only a ZOOM AD-17 AC adapter (sold separately).
Unplug the AC adapter when the unit will not be used for a long time.
When using batteries, insert two commercially-available AA-size alkaline
batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries with the correct orientations.
Remove batteries from the unit if they will not be used for a long time.
■■Handling
Do not disassemble or modify this device.
CAUTION
■■Operation environment
Do not use in places that become extremely hot or cold.
Do not use near heating devices or other sources of heat.
Do not use in places that are extremely humid or exposed to water.
Do not use in sandy or dusty places.
Do not use in places with frequent vibrations.
■■Handling
Do not apply excessive force to buttons or other moving parts.
You might need this User Guide in the future.
Always keep it in a place where you can access it easily.
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Safety and Operation Precautions
Safety and Operation Precautions
FCC regulation warning (for U.S.A.)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For EU Countries
Declaration of Conformity:
This product complies with the requirements of
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE
PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO
(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR
(ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND
NONCOMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO
PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, LLC. SEE HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation (USA). Apple, Macintosh, iPad, QuickTime and the
QuickTime logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the USA and other countries.
The SD, SDHC and SDXC logos are trademarks. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) and
are trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. Other product names, registered trademarks and
company names in this document are the property of their respective companies. The contents of this
document and the specifications of the product could be changed without notice.
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4-4-3 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062 Japan
www.zoom.co.jp
Q2HD-5000-1
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