Zoom announces Q4 Handy Video Recorder
Zoom has made another announcement recently which will target those who would want to create a more professional home video. In this sense, they have rolled out the ultra-compact Zoom Q4 which is touted to deliver the perfect blend of high-definition video alongside high-resolution audio. It will be able to play nice with a range of applications, where among them include video streaming, online blogging, live concert recording, location shoots, electronic news gathering, as well as documenting important events. Let us check out what the Zoom Q4 has in store for us right after the jump.
First of all, let us take a look at the hardware aspect of the Zoom Q4 – this particular device will be able to record directly to SDXC cards of up to 128GB in capacity, where you will be able to choose from a range of HD, WVGA, AAC and WAV file formats, in addition to having up to 1080p/30fps video and 24-bit/96k audio. Not only that, it will come with a wealth of advanced features including a detachable full-color LCD display as well as a built-in speaker for instant monitoring, in addition to a stereo mic/line-level input and line-level/headphone output with a dedicated volume control. There is also a built-in 120˚ X/Y microphone that paves the way for stunning stereo as and when required.
Other features of the Zoom Q4 include a three-position Mic Gain switch with Auto-Gain control and Peak LED so that signal overload will not happen. Expect the Q4 to play nice with three prong action camera mounts, where it will be accompanied by a supplied tripod mount, hairy windscreen and low cut filter, so that you will be able to use it both indoors and outdoors. There is also an optional mic stand mount alongside a guitar clamp that will introduce the ability to shoot video from unusual angles, including a band’s live perspective onstage – now that ought to expand and enhance your portfolio by quite a bit, no?