Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this Zoom Q8 Video Recorder Kit is a single-person rig that packages many useful items for recording high-quality video without skimping on the sound. In addition to the Zoom Q8—which combines HD video capture with Zoom-quality audio recording—you get a matched pair of small-diaphragm condenser microphones. Also included are a microphone bar (to mount the mics), a thread adapter, a camera/microphone stand adapter, a microphone pistol grip, and XLR cables for plugging the mics into the Q8. The Q8 can supply phantom power, so you can use these microphones with this camera to record in stereo.
Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
Designed for both music and video creators, the Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder combines HD video recording with Zoom's high-quality audio capture technology. It features a wide-angle 160° lens to capture the entire scene or stage, and records beyond Full HD resolution video up to 2304x1296 at 30 fps. On the audio side, the Q8 records up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio and inherits the interchangeable microphone system of Zoom's H5 and H6 recorders, making it compatible with a variety of optional mic capsules. Included with the Q8 is a 120° X/Y stereo condenser microphone capsule well-suited to capturing live events, concerts, or videos of yourself playing with studio-quality sound. The Q8 also features dual XLR/TRS inputs for inputting professional microphone and line-level sources, giving you up to four simultaneous channels of audio when combined with the X/Y mic capsule.
In addition to 2304x2196 video recording, the Q8 can capture 1080p video at 30 fps and 720p video at 60 or 30 fps to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards up to 128GB in size. It can also record WVGA video at 60 or 30 fps when lower file sizes are needed. Video can be monitored on a flip-out 2.7" touchscreen LCD, which also provides a convenient interface for adjusting video and audio settings. A micro HDMI port allows you to connect the camcorder to your HDTV to watch your footage. When it comes to recording audio, the Q8 provides a lot of options. When highest-quality audio is needed, you can record using 16 or 24-bit uncompressed WAV formats at 96, 48, or 44.1 kHz. When audio quality isn't as important and you want to save space on your SD card, you can choose to record audio using the compressed AAC format with bit rates from 64 to 320 kbps. A headphone/line output jack is provided for monitoring your audio.
By connecting the Q8 to your computer via USB you can use it as a card reader or a USB microphone. You can even use it as a high-quality USB webcam to stream audio and video. The USB port also provides power for charging the included 1700mAh lithium-ion battery. Also included with the Q8 are a foam windscreen, USB cable, and a 1/4"-20 to three-prong adapter for use with GoPro-style mounting accessories.
Beyond HD Recording
160° Wide-Angle Lens
High-Quality Audio Recording
Detachable Stereo X/Y Condenser Microphone Capsule
Note: EXH-6 TRS/XLR Combo Capsule is not compatible with the Q8.
Dual XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
Input Gain (PAD off): -∞ to 55 dB
Input Gain (PAD on): -∞ to 35 dB
Input Impedance: 1.8 kOhms or more
Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu (PAD on)
Phantom Power: +12 / +24 / +48V
Equivalent Input Noise: -120 dBu or less
2.7" LCD Touchscreen
Operation as Mass Storage: USB 2.0 High Speed
Operation as Audio Interface: Class: USB 2.0 Full Speed, 16-bit/44.1 kHz
Operation as Webcam: WVGA/720p video size, 16-bit/48 kHz audio
- Records to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards up to 128GB
- Built-in audio mixer
- Stereo link function
- MS Matrix function converts Mid-Side signal from external mics to standard stereo
- Low-cut filter (80 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz)
- Dynamics control (Limiter, Compressor, Leveler)
- Combo headphones/line output jack for audio monitoring
- Built-in 400MW monaural speaker
- HDMI output for connection to HDTVs; selectable between NTSC and PAL
- 1700mAh Lithium-ion battery provides more than two hours when shooting at 720p 30 fps (longer in audio-only recording)
- Foam windscreen included
Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
Each of this matched pair of M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphones from Rode features a cardioid polar pattern, an all-metal body, active electronics, and a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response. This permanently polarized condenser mic can be used in several environments including stage, theater, studio, and home applications. It is well-suited for instruments, choirs, or anywhere you would employ a small-diaphragm condenser microphone.
The matched pair has been carefully selected to ensure a variation of no more than 1 dB sensitivity between the microphones. The M5 is finished with Rode's ceramic coating, which offers a sleek matte-black finish. WS5 windshields and RM5 stand mounts are included.
K&M 23510 Microphone Bar (Black)
The black K&M 23510 Microphone Bar is a rugged steel microphone bar that connects to the top of a microphone stand via its 5/8" thread. Use the 5/8" threaded captive knurled screws to attach two microphones or booms (available separately) to the moveable bars.
Auray 5/8" Male to 3/8" & 1/4"-20 Female Combo Reversible Thread Adapter (Steel)
The steel 5/8" Male to 3/8" & 1/4"-20 Female Combo Reversible Thread Adapter from Auray can be used to connect a wide variety of audio, video, and lighting equipment with ease. Convert any 5/8" female connector to either 3/8" female or 1/4"-20 female simply by reversing the adapter to the size that fits your needs. No more fumbling for different size adapters. Ideal for connecting mounts with a 5/8" female thread onto lighting stands or camera tripods that support either a 1/4"-20 or 3/8" threaded male stud. The adapter has a 5/8" male connector with a 3/8" female connector on one side and a 1/4"-20 female connector on the other side.
On-Stage CM01 - 5/8" 27-thread to 1/4" Camera and Microphone Stand Adapter
The On-Stage CM01 Camera and Recorder Mount enables lightweight video cameras, point-and-shoot cameras and recording devices to be mounted onto standard microphone stands. The CM01 features a fully adjustable neck and ball joint for easy positioning and control.
Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.
In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (1', Black)
The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (1') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise. While the cable's color-coding affords the ability to quickly differentiate between multiple connections on stage, it provides a pleasant aesthetic quality at the same time.
Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24-AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. The 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.