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However, a driver has to be on the host computer before this video application can work. Drivers are available for Mac OS and Windows, as is the app HandyShare (comes on the supplied SD card) that enables video edits and uploads. Extras You can delete single or multiple files easily, and you can divide files internally, even partially, with the “trim” function. The small screen can make this a bit tricky, but it’s nice to be able to clean up a shoot before you get home to your computer. The USB port can act as a card reader—you simply switch on the function in the USB menu and your files can be sent to a computer without the need to remove the memory card. When you transmit video and audio, you are limited to the HD720p video and the 16-bit/48 kHz WAV file formats (or smaller, of course). There is an audio-delay adjustment available to make the audio match up with the (slower) video during streaming. I highly recommend the APQ-2HD Accessory Pack, by the way; it includes HDMI and USB cables, an AC adapter, a windscreen, tripod, and case. Conclusions About those expectations we mentioned at the beginning: The audio capabilities of the Q2HD exceed its video capabilities. That should not come as a surprise, considering its low price and overall size. The Zoom Q2HD can produce perfectly usable video, if your demands are kept to a reasonable level. I compared it with the video quality I can get from a Panasonic HDC-TM90, and the $500ish Panasonic wins, of course... but the less-than-$200 Zoom Q2HD outshines the Panasonic with excellent audio. (If you want to see the video output of the Panasonic, take a look at the instructional videos on www.recordingmag.com—but their sound came from excellent mics and from a full Pro Tools system.)

Yes, the Q2HD looks cute, but just because it is a lightweight and fits into any pocket doesn’t mean it performs like a lightweight. If you use it with proper care, you can expect excellent audio and quite watchable video. Aside from the few design gripes I mentioned above I have no complaints at this price point, and I don’t think you will either. Price: Q2HD $199.99; APQ-2HD Accessory Pack, $39.99 More from: Zoom, www.zoomfx.com


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recording - February 2013

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Fade In.
Contents
Talkback.
Fast Forward.
The Production Of Clare Fischer’s CD ¡Ritmo!
Big Money Drums.
Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 14: Sweet Spot Conundrums—Part 1.
Sonodyne SM200Ak Studio Monitors.
AKG D12 VR Reference Kick Drum Microphone.
Shure KSM9HS.
Radial Engineering Firefly Tube DI.
Audio-Technica AT4047MP.
Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder.
iOS Music Tools: Take Control!
Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4 and airmotiv 6 Powered Studio Monitors.
DPA Microphones Reference Standard Mics.
Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Pro Mac.
Lewitt DTP 640 REX Dual-Element Kick Drum Mic.
Readers’ Tapes.
Miking An Orchestra—Rock Band And Symphony.
Stereo From A Mono Mic.
Advertiser Index.
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Recording - February 2013 - Cover2
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Recording - February 2013 - Fade In.
Recording - February 2013 - 5
Recording - February 2013 - Contents
Recording - February 2013 - 7
Recording - February 2013 - Talkback.
Recording - February 2013 - 9
Recording - February 2013 - Fast Forward.
Recording - February 2013 - 11
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Recording - February 2013 - The Production Of Clare Fischer’s CD ¡Ritmo!
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Recording - February 2013 - Big Money Drums.
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Recording - February 2013 - Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 14: Sweet Spot Conundrums—Part 1.
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Recording - February 2013 - Sonodyne SM200Ak Studio Monitors.
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Recording - February 2013 - AKG D12 VR Reference Kick Drum Microphone.
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Recording - February 2013 - Shure KSM9HS.
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Recording - February 2013 - Radial Engineering Firefly Tube DI.
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Recording - February 2013 - Audio-Technica AT4047MP.
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Recording - February 2013 - Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder.
Recording - February 2013 - 43
Recording - February 2013 - iOS Music Tools: Take Control!
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Recording - February 2013 - Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4 and airmotiv 6 Powered Studio Monitors.
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Recording - February 2013 - DPA Microphones Reference Standard Mics.
Recording - February 2013 - 51
Recording - February 2013 - Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Pro Mac.
Recording - February 2013 - 53
Recording - February 2013 - Lewitt DTP 640 REX Dual-Element Kick Drum Mic.
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Recording - February 2013 - Readers’ Tapes.
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Recording - February 2013 - Miking An Orchestra—Rock Band And Symphony.
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Recording - February 2013 - Stereo From A Mono Mic.
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Recording - February 2013 - Advertiser Index.
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