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Zoom Q3 Handy Audio/ Video Recorder

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Samson Q3 - Handy Video Recorder

Sound makes the movie.

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.

Brilliant Stereo Recording...Now on your videos.

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!

Cutting room and distribution included...

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. With its high-quality, MPEG-4 SP video format at 30 frames per second, the Q3 renders crystal-clear video at 640 x 480 resolution. And 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.

True Stereo Sound

The Q3 has two condenser mics on-board, engineered in the same X/Y pattern 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.

Get Closer to the Action

The Q3's X/Y microphones are directional, so you can "focus" the mics on your sound source like an "audio zoom" function. Use the onboard 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.

Sound Matters on YouTube

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.

Reduce the Learning Curve

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.

Dress Up Your Videography

The Q3 makes an excellent accessory for anyone who does videography as a full-time occupation or as a hobby. Imagin

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I have the zoom recorder, but I am have very poor
recording of some of our Live performances in Clubs who lighting bad. I read that the newer models have lighting adjustment. Is there a upgrade package for mine.
null on Jul 12, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Please contact PSSL for more information.
how to upload from the zoom q3 using the non standard memory card.....its a joke !!!
null on Jan 31, 2010
BEST ANSWER: This is how zoom designed this specific recorder, you must use
a standard memory card.
Zoom ZOOM-Q3 Reviews
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Samson Q3 Delivers
Pros: Low Distortion,Excellent Sound,Powerful,Easy To Use,Versatile

The Q3 is a great, easy to use camera for any setting where sound and fit in your pocket size are important. I did some interviews in a noisy restaurant and the sound was perfect. Easy to download the recordings to my Apple using the built in USB cable. It also has a wind screen for outdoor use. The video quality is good but remember this is a pocket camera so the zoom ability is limited. Also be sure your subject is well lit. An excellent bang for your buck.
December 22, 2009
over 6 years ago
Pros: Easy To Use,Powerful,Excellent Sound,Versatile
Cons: Poor video low light,Needs more zoom,Not high definition video

Has OUTSTANDING audio recording ability but video is much to be desired since it isn't high definition. Cool thing about it is that it also does stand alone audio recordings so you dont have to always use it for a/v recordings. PLUS as a bonus you can use the included software to strip the audio from the video as you save it to your pc.
January 28, 2010
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