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GregW said I suppose it's redundant given smart phone quality, but it seems to pick up better at a distance.
Picking up at a distance sounds good. I don't have a smartphone, so no worries there.
It arrived today. It seems pretty lightweight for the price, and it came with no leads, so initially I'm disappointed. I haven't bothered trying it out yet. Ugh, it has no SD card AND no memory! I wonder if my Panasonic camera's SD card will fit. I feel ripped-off.
I was also thinking of getting a Zoom Q8 camera. Have you had any experience with one of those?
Yeah I have the q8 and actually purchased that a while back. It's takes good video but I wished it was 4k like their new one. Think @MoonShadows has that model. The q8 has interchangeable Mic modules and has 2 mic inputs with combo xlr jacks. I haven't used the camera at a lesson but have used it to post videos here. It falls more into the toy category for me but it's an interesting gadget to have if youre into that sorta thing. The q1 is more of a tool for me since its so handy at class. As far as the memory you can either get the accessory pack or pick up a micro SD card. The literature will have a recommended bit rate and such which might be important. Once you clear the hurdles I think you'll be happy with it
Couldn't remember the model but knew it was 4k. Its also about half the price and has the same xy mics just not interchangeable nor has additional inputs but unless youra doing some type of gig where you need multiple mics I don't see thats a problem. Think what you bought is a better product for the price. It wasn't around back in the day for me.
@Fiddlerman It is something to consider...
In fact, I have actually thought this through. My teacher teaches mainly kids. I am her only adult student and she likely has never been recorded during a lesson. I doubt she would be threatened in any way by being recorded, but rather self-conscious or she would likely feel uneasy about it because it isn't something anyone has ever done with her. She would probably suggest to cut back on material if I am feeling we need to make recordings.
Our current way to keep track of important items and things to remember during the lesson is notes. We both make notes, either directly in the music or on not paper, to remind me when I am practicing during the week. Also, I am always welcome to text her and ask questions any time if I forgot something or need clarification on anything.
I will probably continue this method. So far, neither me or my teacher has had any trouble remembering from week to week what we are working on and the areas I need to improve. And like I say, if it becomes too overwhelming I can always talk with her and we can make adjustments to the material or the pace we are moving.
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