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Old 10-28-2013, 09:55 PM
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Hi All,

Wanted to know what the best way would be for me to record video of myself playing to a track so you can hear the track, and my drumming along with it. Can this be done using the Zoom Q3? I see alot of vids done this way, and wanted to know the easiest way. Any help would be apreciated
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:20 AM
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Hi All,

Wanted to know what the best way would be for me to record video of myself playing to a track so you can hear the track, and my drumming along with it. Can this be done using the Zoom Q3? I see alot of vids done this way, and wanted to know the easiest way. Any help would be apreciated
You use the Q3 to record your drumming. Then, you need a software to mix your drumming track with the original or playalong track.

Google for "Audacity" or "Reaper". The former is completely free. The latter is professional grade and is ~$60 for non-commercial use. It allows you to "evaluate" for free for quite a while. Not sure if Audacity can handle the video. Reaper can if you download the additional codec files.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:28 AM
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Ahh I see. Great and thanks alot for the reply!
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:39 AM
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Just wondering. The Q3 has been out for a while now. Are there handheld recorders of that ilk that are a step up from the Q3?
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Check out WWW.Zoom.com for the latest and greatest. Click on Products
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:19 AM
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If you're using Windows, Windows Movie Maker will work fine for synching the music track with the video. Or whatever the bundled Apple equivalent is would work too if you have that, I suppose.

Just throw some headphones on, play to the track and record yourself. Upload it to the computer, and line up the audio track on top of it. Voila.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:20 AM
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Just wondering. The Q3 has been out for a while now. Are there handheld recorders of that ilk that are a step up from the Q3?
This new product looks interesting:

http://www.zoom.co.jp/products/iq5/

It has an analog gain knob. I think it can be considered one step up from Q3/Q3HD? But it looks like Zoom has moved from X-Y to Mid-Side mic config.

Beyond this, I think the market for hi-quality hand-held audio recording is a niche and there are not many products out there.
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Just wondering. The Q3 has been out for a while now. Are there handheld recorders of that ilk that are a step up from the Q3?
This new product looks interesting:

http://www.zoom.co.jp/products/iq5/

It has an analog gain knob. I think it can be considered one step up from Q3/Q3HD/Q2HD? But it looks like Zoom has moved from X-Y to Mid-Side mic config.

Beyond this, I think the market for hi-quality hand-held audio recording is a niche and there are not many products out there.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:48 AM
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Looks like the same mic from the Q2HD, which is actually a step down quality wise, even though the Q2HD has more/better features over the Q3HD. Both still sound incredible, the one shown seems to lack the full range but has surprising imaging and warmth in the midrange. Both are still fantastic products.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:57 AM
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This new product looks interesting:

http://www.zoom.co.jp/products/iq5/

It has an analog gain knob. I think it can be considered one step up from Q3/Q3HD? But it looks like Zoom has moved from X-Y to Mid-Side mic config.

Beyond this, I think the market for hi-quality hand-held audio recording is a niche and there are not many products out there.
Nice thought, but I have a Samsung :)

I wonder about the Zoom Q3HD http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/products/q3hd/
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:32 AM
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The Zoom Q3HD is incredible. The best audio quality from a handheld video cam that I've yet encountered.

And impossible to overload.

Note that it excels in audio more so than video - on a tripod you're in HD heaven. In your hand making broad sweeping gestures although the audio will be spot on the video will be grainy.

For a drum vid I can think of nothing better, short of hiring out a professional set!
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:10 AM
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Nice thought, but I have a Samsung :)

I wonder about the Zoom Q3HD http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/products/q3hd/
I had Q3 and have updated to Q3HD.

I think there is no point getting the old Q3. Video res is too low.

The only complaint I have with Q3/Q3HD (both have essentially the same mic) is the low-end is a bit weak.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:13 AM
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Q3HD sounds good. Might splurge and also get the 2HD upgrade for better sound only files. Thanks for the advice and sorry for any hijacking going on.

The Zoom 2 has served me well for years but regular artefacts and glitch sounds are appearing in the recordings. The drive has been reformatted several times so its Soylent Green moment approaches ...
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