Recorders

Zoom Q4: first look (second look)

Q4 moniter smThe new product that had everybody excited at the 2014 Winter NAMM tradeshow in Anaheim was the Zoom Q4 camcorder, intended to compete in the “head-cam, personal POV, miniature camera” market.

The Q4 is small and lightweight. It will fit within the palm of your hand (or in your shirt pocket). List price is $374, but most dealers offer it for the MAP of only $299.

A couple of the features that caught everyone’s eye was the more traditional ergonomics of the unit, along with the ability to record 1080/30HD video MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)) along with professional grade audio up to 24bit/96k!

TASCAM DR60 4-track recorder

dr-60d angleI recently acquired one of the new TASCAM DR-60d portable digital recorders for DSLR and video production. Lately, Teac TASCAM (now owned by Gibson guitars) has been slow in coming out with fresh products that are new solutions to old problems (their 8+2 multi-track field recorder was their last major innovation) -- but I believe that they hit the nail on the head with this new recorder.

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