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Zoom F4 MultiTrack Field Recorder

  • SKU:  F4
  • $549.99
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Creators are making more waves in film than ever before.  Thanks to affordable technology and distribution channels like YouTube, we’re ushering in a new era of creativity…and it’s only just begun.

The Zoom F4 propels your film's sound to a whole new level. With 6-input/8-track recording, super-low-noise mic preamps, and time code with pinpoint accuracy, the F4 offers Hollywood sound at an indie budget.

Multi-track recording

With four XLR/TRS combo inputs, a 3.5mm stereo input, and a Zoom mic capsule input, the F4 can record up to six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix track—all at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz.

Camera return

Input 5/6 can be used as a camera return for monitoring only. This allows you to monitor audio being sent to the camera for confidence checks.

Dual SD card recording

A dual SD card recording feature lets you record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (up to 512 GB each). This means you can instantly back up or split recordings. For example, you can save eight tracks on one card and a stereo mix on another.

File protection


The F4 periodically saves files while recording, providing an extra level of protection from unexpected file interruptions like power loss or sudden SD card removal.

Dual-channel recording


Dual-channel recording mode lets you create safety tracks for inputs 1 and 2, each with independent level, limiting, delay, phase inversion, and high-pass filtering.

Shortcuts

Built-in shortcuts allow easy access to important menus and features. Hold the front panel OPTION button for access to TC Jam, Trim Link, Clear Clip and other important shortcuts.

Three power sources


Power up your F4 with 8 AA batteries or an external DC battery pack with a converter cable connector. The F4 also includes a Zoom AD-19 power supply and a DC-HIROSE adapter which serves as a third power option.

  • RECORDING MEDIA
    • Dual SD card slot supports:
      • 16 MB–2 GB SD cards
      • 4 GB–32 GB SDHC cards
      • 64 GB–512 GB SDXC cards

 

  • INPUTS 1-4
    • Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

 

  • INPUTS: XLR (MIC)
    • Input gain:
      +10 – +75 dB
    • Input impedance:
      3.0 kΩ or more
    • Maximum input level:
      +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
    • Phantom power:
      +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel

 

  • INPUTS: TRS (LINE)
    • Input gain:
      −10 – +55 dB
    • Input impedance:
      22 kΩ or more
    • Maximum input level:
      +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

 

  • INPUTS: ADDITIONAL INFO
    • Equivalent input noise:
      −127 dBu or less
      (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150Ω input)
    • Frequency characteristics:
      10 Hz – 80 kHz +0.5 dB/−1.5 dB
      (192 kHz sampling rate)
    • A/D dynamic range:
      120 dB typ (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
    • Crosstalk:
      −90 dB or less
      (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)
    • MIC IN:
      ZOOM mic capsule input
      (use disables Inputs 5/6)

 

  • RTN IN
    • Connectors:
      3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
    • Reference input level:
      -10 dBV (Level: -10 dBV setting),
      +4 dBu (Level: +4 dBu setting)
    • Input impedance:
      10k Ω or more
    • Maximum input level:
      -10 dBV (Level: -10 dBV setting)
      +24 dBu (Level: +4 dBu setting)

 

  • OUTPUTS: MAIN OUT 1/2
    • Connectors:
      XLR balanced output (2: hot)
    • Output impedance:
      150 Ω or less
    • Reference output level:
      −10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600Ω load
    • Maximum output level:
      +10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600Ω load

 

  • OUTPUTS: SUB OUT 1/2
    • Connector:
      3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
    • Output impedance:
      1k Ω or less
    • Reference output level:
      −10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
      −40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load
    • Maximum output level:
      +10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
      −20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load

 

  • HEADPHONE
    • Connector:
      1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack
    • Output impedance:
      15 Ω or less
    • Maximum output level:
      100 mW + 100 mW
      (32Ω load)

 

  • D/A
    • D/A dynamic range:
      106 dB typical (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)

 

  • RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN MP3 SELECTED
    • Supported formats:
      128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
    • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:
      2

 

  • RECORDING TIME
    • Using a 32 GB card:
      30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
      7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)

 

  • TIME CODE
    • Connector:
      BNC
    • Modes:
      Off, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec (audio clock can be synchronized to timecode)
    • Frame rates:
      23.976ND, 24ND, 25ND, 29.97ND, 29.97D, 30ND, 30D
    • Precision:
      ±0.2 ppm
      Supported input levels:
      0.2 – 5.0 Vpp
    • Input impedance:
      4.3k Ω or more
    • Output level:
      3.0 Vpp ±10%
    • Output impedance:
      50 Ω or less

 

  • POWER SUPPLIES
    • Batteries:
      8 AA
    • AC adapter:
      Zoom AD-19 DC12 V 2A (center plus) via DC-HIROSE cable adapter (both included)
    • External DC power supply:
      HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector
      (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9–16 V

 

  • CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 2 CHANNELS AT 48 KHZ/16-BIT WITHOUT HEADPHONES
    • Alkaline batteries:
      9.5 hours or more
    • NiMH (2450mAh):
      11.5 hours or more
    • Lithium batteries:
      17.5 hours or more

 

  • CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 48 KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES
    • Alkaline batteries:
      9 hours or more
    • NiMH (2450mAh):
      10.5 hours or more
    • Lithium batteries:
      16.5 hours or more

 

  • CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 192 KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES, PHANTOM POWER, AND DISPLAY BACKLIGHTING
    • Alkaline batteries:
      2 hours or more
    • NiMH (2450mAh):
      3.5 hours or more
    • Lithium batteries:
      6 hours or more

 

  • DISPLAY
     1.9" monochrome LCD with white backlight

 

  • USB: MASS STORAGE OPERATION
    • Class:
      USB 2.0 High Speed

 

  • USB: MULTITRACK AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)
    • Class:
      USB 2.0 High Speed
    • Specifications:
      44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, 6-in/4-out

 

  • USB: STEREO MIX AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (NO DRIVER REQUIRED)
    • Class:
      USB 2.0 High Speed
    • Specifications:
      44.1/48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-in/2-out
    • Note: iPad audio interface operation supported (Stereo Mix mode only)

 

  • EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS
    • Main unit:
      7.0 in. (W) × 5.5 in. (D) × 2.1 in. (H)
      177.8 mm (W) × 141.1 mm (D) × 54.3 mm (H)
  • WEIGHT
    • Main unit only:
      2.27 pounds (1030 g)

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