Zoom Q2n

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cedartop
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Zoom Q2n

Post by cedartop » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:08 am

I recently bought a Zoom Q2n to video myself. If the sound quality is important to you, I think you would be happy. Other than set a level, you don't really have to do anything for the sound. I just posted a video of Andecy which was recorded with the Q2n. It was rainy here today, so I think the light was not as strong as needed to make the video sharper, but it is fine for what I want it for. There is a fish-eye effect depending on how you are recording. Here is a link to the topic in case you want to look: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=109610.
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Re: Zoom Q2n

Post by powderedtoastman » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:29 am

That's interesting... I bought a Q4 hoping that it would be nice for this application, and found that the volume level was much too quiet!
Anybody else find the same? I guess the Q2n may be better in that regard?

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Re: Zoom Q2n

Post by cedartop » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:00 pm

When I recorded out of the box, the level was too low, but the Q2n has a dial adjustment for volume. The camera was about 5 feet away from the guitar.
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