Zoom Q8 Video Recorder Single-Person Rig with Stereo Audio Recording Kit

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Zoom Q8 Video Recorder Single-Person Rig with Stereo Audio Recording Kit
Key Features
  • Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
  • 2 x Small-Diaphragm Condenser Mics
  • 3/8" and 1/2" to 5/8"-27 Thread Adapter
  • Camera/Microphone Stand Adapter
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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.
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Zoom Q8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder
  • 3Senal SCI-3212MP Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules (Matched Pair)
  • 4K&M 23510 Microphone Bar (Black)
  • 5K&M 215 Thread Adapter, 1/2 and 3/8" Female Thread, 5/8" 27 Gauge Male Thread (Zinc-Coated)
  • 6On-Stage CM01 - 5/8" 27-thread to 1/4" Camera and Microphone Stand Adapter
  • 7Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
  • 8Pearstone PM Series XLR Male to XLR Female Professional Microphone Cable (1')

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

The Q8 captures up to 2304x1296 video at 30 fps, which gives you more resolution than Full HD 1080p. The extra resolution is useful when you want to crop or reframe a shot. You can also record in standard 1080p at 30 fps, as well as 720p video at 30 or 60 fps. Additionally, you can choose to record lower resolution WVGA formats when smaller file sizes are needed. Video is recorded in the .MOV format.

160° Wide-Angle Lens

With a wide 160° angle of view, the Q8's lens captures nearly everything in front of it. This lets you get the camera closer to the action to record clearer audio of your subject, while still capturing the entire scene. When an ultra-wide perspective isn't what you're after, a step-zoom feature lets you select from five narrower FOV options for tighter-framed shots.

High-Quality Audio Recording

The Q8 gives you the same high-quality audio formats as Zoom's dedicated audio recorders. You can record in AAC and WAV formats, up to 24-bit/96 kHz. Outboard audio controls and a touchscreen LCD let you quickly adjust and fine-tune your audio settings, including adjusting volume, gain, and low-cut filter. Audio can be recorded along with video or separately, enabling the Q8 to function as a standalone four-channel audio recorder.

Detachable Stereo X/Y Condenser Microphone Capsule

The Q8 comes equipped with a detachable X/Y stereo microphone capsule that features two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at 120° apart. The microphones feature a maximum sound pressure input of 140 dB SPL and an input gain up to +47 dB. Because the capsule is detachable, the camera is also compatible with other Zoom microphone capsules. This means that if you already own an H5 or H6, you can swap capsules between devices.

Note: EXH-6 TRS/XLR Combo Capsule is not compatible with the Q8.

Dual XLR/TRS Combo Inputs

Dual XLR/TRS combo jacks let you input audio from external microphones and line-level sources. Each input has selectable phantom power and -20 dB pads.

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

The 2.7" LCD touchscreen can be rotated to be viewed from a variety of angles. When the screen is positioned to face the front of the camera, the image rotates so it is right side up. This is useful when recording videos of yourself playing. The touchscreen interface makes it easy to adjust video and audio settings.

USB Microphone/Webcam

By connecting to a computer using a USB cable, you can use this recorder as a card reader or USB mic, as well as a web camera to stream audio and video. You can also connect it to an iPad using the optional Apple Camera Connection Kit. The camera is compatible with Ustream Producer, Flash Live Media Encoder, Skype, and other popular streaming applications.

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

Scene Presets

Choose among three different lighting settings. For most situations, choosing "Auto" will give you the best results, as it adjusts lighting conditions automatically. You can also select "Concert Lighting", which is better suited for live shows, concerts, and other situations with bright lights, or "Night" for maximizing results when recording at night or in dark environments.

Lighting Settings

Choose among three different lighting settings. For most situations, choosing "Auto" will give you the best, clearest results, as it adjusts lighting conditions automatically. You can also select "Concert Lighting", which is better suited for live shows, concerts, and other situations with bright lights. Choose "Night" for maximizing results when recording at night or in dark environments.

Camera Mounting

In addition to a 1/4"-20 threaded hole, the Zoom Q8 can be used with GoPro-compatible mounts using the included 1/4"-20 to three-prong adapter. This makes it easy to attach the camera to a mic stand, clamp it to a guitar, or place it anywhere onstage or rehearsal room.

Additional Features

  • 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
UPC: 884354014759

Senal SCI-3212MP Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules (Matched Pair)

The match-pair of SCI-3212MP Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules from Senal are electret condenser microphones with omnidirectional, cardioid, and supercardioid polar patterns. The microphones' quick transient response and high sensitivity assure detailed and accurate sound in capturing audio for instruments such as pianos, acoustic guitars, and percussion, as well as for dialog when recording outdoors in high-noise environments.

The SCI-3212MP are built with durable metal chassis and have gold-plated XLR connectors, which resist corrosion and deliver better signal transfer. Each mic's high-SPL-handling is suitable for recording in high-noise situations and enables close-mic placement to snares and cymbals, without distortion. Together, both mics can be used as a stereo pair for overheads on a drum kit or for capturing the ambiance of a room.

A shockmount is also included for easy boompole-mounting when capturing dialog indoors or in the studio, and a foam windscreen minimizes wind noise when shooting outdoors.

Three Interchangeable Capsules

The adaptability of each SCI-3212 is its greatest asset. The omnidirectional, cardioid, and supercardioid capsules can be changed effortlessly. The multiple polar patterns allow you to use the microphone in a wide variety of configurations when capturing music, dialog, or ambiance in a studio or in the field.

Accurate Sound

The natural response of the SCI-3212, together with its wide-frequency response and sensitivity, translate to better sound in diverse recording scenarios.

High-SPL-Handling

Each microphone's high-SPL-handling makes it a suitable choice for recording drum overheads, snares, cymbals, or other sound sources in high-noise environments.

Gold-Plated Connector

The gold-plated XLR connector resists corrosion and assures better signal transfer.

Durable Metal Chassis

The durable metal chassis allows the microphone to withstand the rigors of the road, as well as in studios or on location.

Tools for Recording in the Field

A shockmount is included to minimize noise from handling or vibration, and a foam windscreen is provided to minimize wind noise for outdoor use.

Carrying Case

The microphones are securely housed in their own aluminum carrying case with high-density foam cutouts to protect against impacts, dust, debris, and the general rigors of the road.
UPC: 847628592599

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.

K&M 215 Thread Adapter, 1/2 and 3/8" Female Thread, 5/8" 27 Gauge Male Thread (Zinc-Coated)

The zinc-plated 215 Thread Adapter from K&M features a 1/2 and 3/8" female thread to a 5/8" 27 gauge male thread. It can be used to adapt a 3/8" and 1/2" stand to a 5/8" attachment.

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.

UPC: 659814490899

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.

UPC: 847628562738

Pearstone PM Series XLR Male to XLR Female Professional Microphone Cable (1')

The Pearstone PM Series XLR M to XLR F Professional Microphone Cable (1') features 24-gauge oxygen-free copper conductors, spiral shielding to protect against EMI and RFI noise, and professional grade cast-zinc Rean connectors with silver-plated contacts. The twin conductive PVC shield reduces electrostatic noise, and distinguishes the PM series from the rest of its class.

Professional quality, field-serviceable, cast-zinc Rean connectors with silver-plated contacts
Twin conductive PVC shield reduces electrostatic noise
24-gauge oxygen-free copper conductors
Spiral shielding to protect against EMI and RFI noise
UPC: 847628557635

Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder Specs

Camera
Sensor1-Chip 1/3" CMOS
Sensor Resolution3 MP
Optics
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length16.6mm 
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Focusing Distance14.2" / 36.0 cm
Fixed FocusYes
Angle of View 160°
ZoomDigital
Recording
SystemNTSC
Recording MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC (128 GB Maximum)
Video Format2304 x 1296p at 30 fps (24 Mb/s H.264/AVC)
1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (H.264/AVC)
1280 x 720p at 30/60 fps (H.264/AVC)
800 x 480 at 30/60 fps (H.264/AVC)
Aspect Ratio16:9
Microphone Recording Angle120°
ChannelsStereo
Audio FormatAAC
WAV
Sampling FrequencyAAC: 48.0 kHz
WAV: 96.0 kHz
WAV: 48.0 kHz
WAV: 44.1 kHz
Bit RateAAC: 320.0 Kb/s
AAC: 256.0 Kb/s
AAC: 192.0 Kb/s
AAC: 128.0 Kb/s
AAC: 64.0 Kb/s
WAV: 24.0-Bit
WAV: 16.0-Bit
Exposure Control
Self-Timer3, 5, 10 Sec
Features
Scene ModesPreset: Yes
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Accessory ShoeNone
Tripod Mount1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs2 x XLR / TRS combo jacks
Outputs1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo combined line/headphone
1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x USB Mini-B USB 2.0
Microphone InputYes
Headphone JackYes
General
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7-4.2 VDC, 1700 mAh
Max Runtime: 2 Hours per Charge
Charging MethodUSB
Charging Time4.5 Hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.2 x 1.9 x 2.7" / 15.8 x 4.8 x 6.9 cm Mic lowered
6.2 x 1.9 x 4.7" / 15.8 x 4.8 x 11.9 cm Mic raised
2.0 x 1.5 x 1.3" / 5.0 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm X/Y mic capsule
Weight10.58 oz / 300 g Recorder
1.41 oz / 40 g X/Y mic capsule
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 8.2 x 3"

Senal SCI-3212MP Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules (Matched Pair) Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid, Omnidirectional, Supercardioid
Pattern SelectionSwitched
Performance
Frequency Range30 Hz to 18 kHz
Maximum SPL135 dB SPL RMS
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity-36 dB at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level-27 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage9 to 52 V
Physical
Dimensionsø: 0.8 x L: 5" / ø: 20.32 x L: 127 mm
Weight3.8 oz / 107.73 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.47 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.85 x 7.95 x 4"

K&M 23510 Microphone Bar (Black) Specs

Construction MaterialSteel
Thread Size5/8"
Length8.5" / 21.7 cm
Weight0.6 lb / 0.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.385 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.4 x 3.25 x 1.95"

K&M 215 Thread Adapter, 1/2 and 3/8" Female Thread, 5/8" 27 Gauge Male Thread (Zinc-Coated) Specs

Female Thread Size1/2" (13 mm)
3/8" (9.5 mm)
Male Thread Size5/8" (16 mm) 27 gauge
TypeZinc-plated
DimensionsNot listed by manufacturer
Weight0.35 oz (9.92 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)0.01 x 0.01 x 0.01"

On-Stage CM01 - 5/8" 27-thread to 1/4" Camera and Microphone Stand Adapter Specs

Thread5/8" 27-thread to 1/4" Adapter
TiltPan/Tilt Ball-head: 180°
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.295 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.95 x 4.75 x 1"

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.75 x 3.1 x 1.65"

Pearstone PM Series XLR Male to XLR Female Professional Microphone Cable (1') Specs

Connector 13-Pin XLR Male
Connector 23-Pin XLR Female
Cable Length1' / 0.3 m
ShieldingCopper Spiral
Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Contact PlatingSilver
Jacket TypePolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.95 x 2.85 x 0.95"
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