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Old January 24th, 2014, 02:01 AM   #1
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ZOOM now has an audio recorder that also records video. :)

The makers of the ZOOM H4n now has the ZOOM Q4 and audio recorder that does 1080 HD according to the specs.

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Old January 24th, 2014, 02:59 AM   #2
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It's probably worth the price of admission for the "Don King" hairy windscreen!
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Old January 24th, 2014, 04:25 AM   #3
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The influence of Jim Henson is certainly apparent in the design.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 05:35 AM   #4
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It's probably worth the price of admission for the "Don King" hairy windscreen!
That is the FIRST thing I thought too!

Interested in this little guy. I get a lot of people that ask me about a audio/video recorder around this price that they could set and forget to record choir/orchestra/band rehearsals and concerts for post-review. Doesn't need to be fancy, but along with the 2014 camera sensor tech, I expect the more robust built-in microphone is a plus.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:07 PM   #5
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Re: ZOOM now has an audio recorder that also records video. :)

I laughed out loud.

And THEN I came and read this thread! :)

Yeah, curious design to say the least. Good thing it's a video recorder and not a camera or I'd have to make fun of it too.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:16 PM   #6
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Reminds me of this little fella

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That's where my shaving brush went!
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #8
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Okay... before anyone else says it...

- why doesn't it do 24P
- why doesn't it do 3D?
- why doesn't it do 4k?
- why doesn't it do my dishes?
- why is it so expensive?
- why doesn't it have a global shutter?
- why doesn't it do RAW?
- why doesn't it do 60P?
- why doesn't it do 240P?

Is that all of them?
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Old January 24th, 2014, 05:59 PM   #9
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- why doesn't it do 25/50P

You forgot this one Shaun!
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no interchangeable lens?
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Old January 24th, 2014, 06:27 PM   #11
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It looks like Beaker the Muppet... MEEP!
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Old January 25th, 2014, 12:47 PM   #12
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Re: ZOOM now has an audio recorder that also records video. :)

I was impressed that the Zoom product developers figured out how to stay alive in the pocket camera market by upgrading the audio on a plastic lens cell phone shooter. As a devotee of "look at me play guitar" video I shot a lot of stuff with the Q3HD. The biggest thing it lacked for my purposes was an articulated screen since I'm talent and camera op at the same time. And the "line" input without mic pre was slightly inconvenient at times.

So even though I've graduated to a collection of Lumix G cams, this is pretty tempting.

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Old January 25th, 2014, 01:02 PM   #13
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You would need to change your hair style if you were going to use a Q4, Fran :-)
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Old January 26th, 2014, 10:33 AM   #14
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I have a Q2HD and earlier a Q3HD. Very useful for documentation and all kind of little video recordings. I just wish that Zoom world use metal tripod mount - and that the recorders would to be able to do 25/50fps recordings. It is a pain they we 50 Hz-ers gets ignored.

Of course it is possible to convert the video, but 25/50 fps are likely an option in encoder chip, so everybody would be more happy if Zoom just enabled the option. .
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It's probably worth the price of admission for the "Don King" hairy windscreen!
The resemblance is uncanny.
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