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The ultimate webcam for online music teachers giving live one-on-one private lessons in real-time via video chat is the ZOOM Q2N-4K.

Want the best of breed for super high quality audio and video quality at a price point of under $250? This hi-def video camera with built-in USB stereo microphone has all the features you'll ever need in a webcam!

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The Zoom Q2n-4k is advertised as a "handy" video and audio recording/playback device specifically designed with the musician in mind. But the webcam function makes it the perfect webcam for both video and audio whether you're the teacher or student for live private online lessons in real-time via video chat. It was a game-changer for me, and my students love the expanded field-of-vision view that allows them to feel like they are in the room with me, not just focused on my talking head or piano keys.

Here's list of features and some specs that pertain to the webcam usage:

  •           High-quality 150° wide-angle lens (f2.8/15.2 mm)
  •           Built-in X/Y stereo microphones handling sound levels up to 120 dB SPL
  •           Can be used as standalone audio recorder for WAV files up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  •           5 field of view (FOV) settings
  •           Color LCD
  •           Support for three HD video modes: 720p, 1080p and 4K
  •           Stereo input for use with external devices plus support for plug-in power
  •           Headphone/line-level output for fast audio monitoring
  •           USB interface for live streaming and data transfer
  •           Compatible with OBS Open Broadcaster Software, Skype, other streaming apps
  •           USB mic function (with low-latency direct monitoring)
  •           Built-in standard tripod mount

 

 

Zoom Q2n4k webcam online lessons backThis is the direct link to the Zoom Official Website for this amazing audio and video recorder with webcam and USB mic mode:

https://zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/video-recording/zoom-q2n-4k-handy-video-recorder

And here are YouTube introductory videos on functions and features posted by Zoom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUmmWJurzwU&feature=emb_logo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdzA8MQUe4M&feature=emb_logo

I highly recommend you check this out and get yourself one if and when you're ready to upgrade from your current webcam. If not for the improved audio, at least for the five field-of-view settings that makes your teaching studio look great at the best camera view. It's pretty affordable at $220 and works great. Five star rating!!!!

I bought mine at B&H Photo at this link where they have it in stock as of this writing, whereas most other webcams are on backorder. They also sell all the correct accessories you'll need to add as you use it as a video recorder and playback device:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1441156-REG/zoom_zq2n4k_q2n_4k_video_recorder.html
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