XY Stereo Microphones Sound makes the movie. Power Switch MIC GAIN Switch 5M pixels CMOS Lens LINE Input Jack SD / SDHC Card Slot 2.4-inch QVGA LCD Screen PHONES / LINE Output Jack Play Key DC5V Jack Menu Key TV Output Jack Battery Cover Delete Key HDMI Output Jack REC Key Transport Keys USB2.0 Hi-Speed cable Reference Speaker Maximum Recordable Time SPECIFICATIONS Recording Media SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB) *Class 4 or higher recommended. Imaging Device 1/3.2 - inch 5M pixels CMOS sensor Optics Lens Fixed Focus (1.0m to infinity), F2.8 Movie Mode HD1080p Video Format MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 (MOV) Video Resolution HD1080p 30fps, HD720p 60fps, HD720p 30fps, WVGA 60fps, WVGA 30fps Audio Format PCM (Quantization : 16 / 24bit, Sampling Frequency : 44.1 / 48 / 96kHz) AAC (Bit Rate : 48 to 320kbps, Sampling Frequency : 48kHz) Sound Functions Lo-cut filter, Auto REC level Video Functions 4x digital zoom, Scene select, Divide, Trim Display 2.4-inch full color LCD (QVGA) Built-in Mic Unidirectional, 120-degree X/Y stereo Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 130dB SPL Built-in Speaker Monaural, 400mW 8Ω Input LINE IN (1/8" Stereo phone jack) Outputs Mini-HDMI (Type C) TV OUT (NTSC / PAL compatible) LINE/PHONES OUT (1/8" Stereo phone jack) USB USB2.0 High speed compatible, Mass storage class operation (30fps) HD720p (60fps) HD720p (30fps) WVGA (60fps) WVGA (30fps) 2 x AA batteries (LR6 or Ni-MH) Power Requirements AC adapter(AD-14): DC5V/1A/center positive Battery Life 2 hours (Movie mode), 4 hours (Audio mode) Dimensions 51(W) x 132.9(D) x 23(H) mm Weight 105g (without batteries) Accessories SD memory card (2GB), 2 x AA/LR6 batteries (for testing the unit) SD/SDHC Card Capacity Data Format Audio 2GB 4GB 8GB PCM 24bit / 96kHz PCM 16bit / 44.1kHz AAC 192kbps PCM 24bit / 96kHz PCM 16bit / 44.1kHz AAC 192kbps PCM 24bit / 96kHz PCM 16bit / 44.1kHz AAC 192kbps PCM 24bit / 96kHz PCM 16bit / 44.1kHz AAC 192kbps PCM 24bit / 96kHz PCM 16bit / 44.1kHz AAC 192kbps 18m 23m 26m 19m 25m 29m 25m 35m 43m 25m 35m 43m 30m 49m 1h 3m 36m 46m 52m 39m 51m 58m 50m 1h 1 1m 1h 26m 50m 1h 1 1m 1h 26m 1h 1m 1h 38m 2h 7m 1h 13m 1h 33m 1h 44m 1h 18m 1h 42m 1h 56m 1h 40m 2h 23m 2h 52m 1h 40m 2h 23m 2h 52m 2h 3m 3h 17m 4h 14m Video 16GB 2h 26m 3h 6m 3h 29m 2h 36m 3h 24m 3h 52m 3h 21m 4h 47m 5h 44m 3h 21m 4h 47m 5h 44m 4h 7m 6h 34m 8h 28m 32GB 4h 52m 6h 13m 6h 58m 5h 13m 6h 49m 7h 44m 6h 42m 9h 35m 11h 29m 6h 42m 9h 35m 11h 29m 8h 15m 13h 8m 16h 57m *The maximum file size is limited to 4GB. *Actual times may differ according to recording conditions. Audio Mode Data Format PCM AAC 24bit / 96kHz 16bit / 44.1kHz 320kbps 128kbps SD/SDHC Card Capacity 2GB 4GB 8GB 57m 3h 8m 13h 53m 34h 43m 1h 55m 6h 17m 27h 46m 69h 26m 3h 51m 12h 35m 55h 33m 138h 53m 16GB 7h 42m 25h 1 1m 111h 6m 277h 46m 32GB 15h 25m 50h 23m 222h 13m 555h 33m *The maximum file size is limited to 2 GB when PCM is selected and 4 GB when AAC is selected. *Recording times are approximations. System requirements for HandyShare software: Windows: Windows XP 32bit (SP2 or later) Windows Vista 32bit / 64bit (SP1 or later) Windows 7 32bit / 64bit Intel Pentium4 1.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or faster 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended) Mac: Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later / 10.5 / 10.6 Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel Mac only) 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended) *USB 1.1 / 2.0 compatible port and Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels or more are required. ZOOM CORPORATION 4-4-3 Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062, Japan TEL: +81-3-5297-1040 FAX: +81-3-5297-1009 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org •YouTube and the YouTube logo are registered trademarks of Google, Inc. •HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. •Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. •Mac, Macintosh, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. •The SD and SDHC logos are trademarks. •All screen images are simulated. •Unauthorized recording of concerts, lectures and other public performances is prohibited by law. •All other trademarks, product names, and company names mentioned in this documentation are the property of their respective owners. •All features and specifications are subject to change without notice. October 2010 Printed in China. SPEAKER／Bowers & Wilkins XT8 Zoom brought unrivaled HD audio to your movies with the Q3 Handy Video Recorder. Now, with the Q3HD, there’s only one handheld camcorder that does it all in 1080p. The Q3HD Handy Video Recorder takes Zoom’s renowned audio technology and combines it with HD video, allowing you to capture every moment with stunning clarity and resolution. QUICK RECORD. QUICK EDIT. QUICK SHARE... Shoot HD video in brilliant stereo. Use HandyShare to edit movies on your computer. Publish to your favorite websites or watch on your HDTV. Brilliant stereo recording... Now with HD video. “Three-dimensional” stereo sound brings your videos to life With two studio-quality condenser microphones configured in a wide 120° X/Y pattern, your Q3HD can capture even the loudest live concerts in HD with incredibly clear audio. Time lags generated by differences in distances from sound sources are eliminated by aligning the left and right recording positions on the same axis. In addition to left-right stereo width, a sense of depth from front to back is also captured faithfully, allowing your recordings to sound three-dimensional. Stereo sound with outstanding depth and clarity 1920 x 1080 full high-definition video Full HD 1080 Your HD Videos are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, which can be played on a computer using QuickTime player. The Q3HD 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. Easy file transfer using the built-in USB cable A USB cable is conveniently built into the unit, allowing the ■ 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM sound ■ 4x digital zoom ■ It’s also an audio recorder The rich stereo sound captured by the X/Y mic pair can be The 4x digital zoom allows you to shoot both distant landscapes and close-ups The Q3HD can also be used as an audio recorder to record just sound. recorded to linear PCM WAV files. When taking full of people. You can capture your main subject even when it’s far away. In addition to being able to record 24-bit/96kHz WAV files that far exceed high-definition 1080p video, high-quality sound with resolution CD-quality, the unit can also record AAC (m4a format) files that have smaller of up to 24-bit/96kHz can also be recorded. In addition to sizes. The Q3HD also features an internal reference speaker so you can check being able to switch between “Low” and “High” gain levels, recordings without earphones. the “Auto” setting allows for automatic level adjustments. 2.0 Hi-Speed standard allows even large video files to be transferred smoothly and quickly. The HandyShare software can be used to master sound recordings The Q3HD utilizes SD/SDHC as an affordable way to amazing clarity no matter the application. Without zooming ■ Start recording with a single button ■ Low-cut filter function increase recording capacity. The included 2GB SD card After turning the power on, the Q3HD The unit’s low-cut filter reduces unwanted background noise by cutting the 32GB SD card allows for about 7 hours of full HD video is ready to shoot in 2 seconds. low-frequency range. Attach a windscreen (sold separately), to reduce wind recording time.* Just press the REC button to start noise so you can get clear audio even when filming outside. recording. With a compact form that Q3HD to be connected directly to a Mac or PC. The USB ■ Compatible with SDHC cards of 32GB The versatile controls on your Q3HD mean your videos have 4x zoom can record about 30 minutes of full HD video, while a ■ Edit video easily right on the scene will be able to shoot full HD video and Trim your movies internally with the Q3HD, as the unit allows you to cut video and stereo recordings to the unit. Combined with a mixer, you can use professional-quality audio with ease. footage and better feature the important scenes without a computer. this recorder to capture sound through multiple microphones for ■ Enjoy HD video on your HDTV By erasing unnecessary data from the SD card, you will increase your sophisticated recordings. The Q3HD has a mini HDMI connector that allows the digital output of your videos. Connect the software lets you to manage and edit your videos easily Q3HD to an HDTV by using an HDMI as well as upload them to social networking sites. From cable (sold separately) and enjoy live musical performances, rehearsals and recitals to your movies with your family and journalism, education and sports, you can easily share friends. And the Q3HD’s audio will remaining recording time. ■ Take your videos along on an iPod, iPhone or iPad The unit is also compatible with NiMH batteries, them whenever you like. which can be recharged using a commercially- *You must convert your video using the “Create iPod or iPhone version” command in iTunes. With the Q3HD’s 2.4-inch LCD screen, you can ■ Lighting selection function monitor important information while recording, up to the level of a finished product. Normalize a recording for a consistent volume level, add reverb to give The Q3HD has a lighting selection function that allows you to record using the best setting for any given lighting condition. and battery level. The screen can also be used to rich reflections to the sounds of instruments and voices and use a mastering effect to enhance the impact of a The modes that can be used include “Auto,” which automatically performance with compression. Just select a preset. It’s easy enough for anyone to use. Upload easily to YouTube adjusts brightness and color, “Concert Lighting,” which suppresses oversaturation from strong lighting and “Night,” which is ideal for filming in dark situations. The Q3HD is powered by two standard AA batteries, resulting in about 2 hours of continuous recording. ■ 2.4-inch LCD screen makes video easy to watch software allow you to bring the sound of video recordings ■ Runs on readily-available AA batteries iPods to playback your video. Carry around your favorite videos and watch theater’s audio system. Edit a video down to the important scene The Q3HD’s audio input jack allows for external recording devices to capture Q3HD video files can be transferred through iTunes to iPads, iPhones and sound incredible on your home YouTube or Vimeo. Moreover, effect functions in the ■ Audio input jack can easily be carried in a pocket, you The Q3HD’s bundled HandyShare editing and uploading your movies with everyone on your favorite websites like *If recorded with AAC (192 kbps) audio quality. available charger. ■ APQ-3HD accessory set available (sold separately) A package of six accessories, specifically designed for the Q3HD, will be sold separately including sound input level, remaining recording time to further enhance your moviemaking. The package includes an HDMI cable for show video file thumbnails or to display the menu connecting with an HDTV, a windscreen to screen with graphic icons representing the unit’s reduce noise, a tabletop tripod with functions. Turn the Q3HD on its side and press play adjustable-length legs, a padded-shell case, to watch your videos in “widescreen” 16 : 9 format. Menu screen with graphic icons an AC adapter and an AV cable.