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Zoom Q3HD User Manual

Samson zoom q3hd: user guide.
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User Guide
Safety and Operation
Precautions must be read
before using the unit.

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    Handy Video Recorder User Guide Safety and Operation Precautions must be read before using the unit.

  • Page 2: Items Included

    Items included with this product • Q3HD unit • SD card HandyShare software for video editing and sharing To install HandyShare on your computer, connect the Q3HD to the computer and double-click the HandyShare installer on the included SD card. If your computer does not already have QuickTime installed, follow the instructions that appear on your screen after starting the HandyShare installer.

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    Part functions ■ Parts of the unit Shows the sound quality when recording video or audio. Shows the current operation status. Shows the scene setting. Shows the image size/frame rate during recording. Shows the level of the volume through the mic/line input or the playback volume level.

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    Part functions ■ Parts of the unit Open various setting menus. Play and pause recorded video and audio. Select items and adjust the volume. Connect to a computer to check and use data on the SD card. (continued) Attach a tripod (1/4-20UNC size) to use the unit in a fixed position.

  • Page 5: Inserting Batteries

    Set the mic gain to one of three levels. (L = low sensitivity, H = high sensitivity, AUTO = automatic) Input sound from an external device. Output sound to headphones or external equipment. A ZOOM AD-14 AC adapter (sold separately) can be connected here.

  • Page 6: Setting The Date And Time, Setting The Battery Type

    Setting the date and time This is used for video and audio recording information, so set it accurately before recording. 2,3,4 Setting the battery type By setting the battery type, the amount of remaining battery life can be accurately shown. Note: Use alkaline batteries or rechargeable NiMH batteries.

  • Page 7: Formatting An Sd Card

    Formatting an SD card Format an SD card to make it compatible with the Q3HD. Warning: formatting a card will permanently erase all data on it. 2,3,4,5 Press to open the Main Menu. to select press to select SD Format to select "...

  • Page 8: Turning Operation Sounds On Or Off

    Turning operation sounds on or off The output of beeping sounds from the Q3HD speaker at startup and during operation can be turned on or off. 2,3,4 Reducing noise Turn the low-cut filter function on to reduce wind sounds and other noise. Press to open the Main Menu.

  • Page 9: Adjusting The Recording Level, Turning Sound Monitoring On Or Off

    Adjusting the recording level By changing the recording sensitivity, you can record both quiet sounds and loud band performances at the optimal level. NOTE When set to AUTO, use the AUTO LEVEL to set how the mic sensitivity works. Sensitivity increases and decreases according to Up and Down the input level One Way Down...

  • Page 10: Setting The Image Quality

    Setting video-recording lighting You can set the camera sensitivity to suit the video recording conditions. This allows the unit to record video optimally even in dark places or on stages with bright lights. Setting the image quality You can set the resolution and frame rate used during recording.

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    Setting the sound quality You can set the sound quality to use when recording video or audio. The amount of recording time available decreases as the sound quality is increased. Press to open the Main Menu. to select press to open the Change each item as desired.

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    Recording audio and video From the main operation screen, you can start recording audio or video by pushing a single button. Audio only NOTE • If the transfer speed to the card is not fast enough during video/audio recording, “Low Speed Card!” appears on the screen and recording stops. We recommend using cards that are Class 4 or faster.

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    Playing recordings Turn the unit sideways to play back recorded audio and video. Press when on the main operation screen. to select a different file to play Functions of other buttons • Adjust volume • Press and hold during playback to search backward/forward. •...

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    Erasing recordings You can erase recorded video and audio files to increase the amount of open space on the media card. Press while the file that you want to erase is playing. • If you press this when on the main operation screen, the last recorded or played file will be selected to be erased.

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    ■ Erasing multiple recordings at the same time Press when on the main operation screen or while playing to open the “Delete this file?” confirmation screen. Press again to open the video selection screen to select a recording that you want to erase and press Repeat Step 2 as many times as necessary to select other files that you want to erase.

  • Page 16: Editing Recordings

    Editing recordings Recorded video and audio files can be divided and trimmed. 2,3,4,5 Press to open the Main Menu. to select press Thumbnails of the recorded files are shown. Use that you want to edit and press The editing menu opens. Use select the item you want and press •...

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    DIVIDE TRIM (partial deletion) INFORMATION (about the file) Change the point where the file will be divided Play/pause Confirm the point where the file will be divided Move trim points to set how much of the file to delete at its beginning and end Switch between the begin- ning and end trim points Play/pause Confirm the trim points...

  • Page 18: Connecting External Devices

    Connecting external devices This unit can be connected to various external devices as needed. ■ Connect to a computer (via USB) to edit and save files and upload them to video sharing sites With this unit’s power off, connect its built-in USB connector to a computer running Windows or Macintosh.

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    ■ Listen with headphones or audio equipment (LINE OUT connection) Use this connector when you want to listen with headphones or connect to the amplifier of an external audio device. Turn monitoring on to listen to sound input during recording through headphones.

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    Viewing information You can check the firmware version and remaining recordable memory. Resetting the unit The unit can be reset to the settings, including SCENE and video and audio quality, it had when it was shipped from the factory. 2,3,4 Press to open the Main Menu.

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    Upgrading the firmware version Upgrade the firmware version when necessary. NOTE You can check the firmware version using menu item. INFORMATION • The latest version of the firmware can be down- loaded from Copy the file for upgrading the firmware to the SD card. Insert the SD card into the unit’s card slot.

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    Safety and Operation Precautions This indicates that if a user ignores this warning and handles the device incorrectly, serious injury or death could result. Warning This indicates that if a user ignores this caution and handles the device incorrectly, bodily injury or dam- age to equipment could occur.

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    FCC regulation warning (for the U.S.A.) This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

  • Page 24 ZOOM CORPORATION 4-4-3 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062 Japan Copying or reproduction of this document in part or in whole without permission is prohibited. Q3HD-5000-1...

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