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Zoom F8 Field Recorder

  • SKU:  F8
  • $799.99
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Advances in video have made filmmaking accessible to creators everywhere. But the accessibility of professional audio devices has not kept pace. Field recorders, with essential features such as time code, have been unobtainable for most. Until now.

The F8 is made for serious filmmakers and sound designers.

With 8-input/10-track recording, super low-noise preamps, and support for 24-bit/192kHz audio, the F8 captures the highest-quality audio.

The F8 provides every option you need to create professional field recordings:

  • Phantom power (+24V/+48V) can be turned on and off for each input individually.
  • Plug in any Zoom mic capsule.
  • 10 tracks-8 input channels, plus a stereo mix track*-allow you to simultaneously record stereo and surround sound.
  • An onboard mixer with flexible routing of all inputs and outputs (pre- and post-fader). Each channel has controls for pan, input/output delay, filtering, and limiting.
  • The F8 can be mounted to a tripod and attached to your camera using the included mounting bracket.

* Stereo mix track not recorded when 192 kHz sampling rate is selected

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: 1-8

  • Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

INPUTS: XLR (MIC)

  • Input gain: +10 - +75 dB
  • Input impedance: 3.3 k ohms
  • Maximum input level: +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
  • Phantom power: +24/+48V 10 mA maximum for each channel

INPUTS: TRS (LINE)

  • Input gain: -10 - +55 dB
  • Input impedance: 28 k ohms
  • Maximum input level: +34 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

INPUTS: ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Equivalent input noise: -127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 ohms input)
  • Frequency characteristics: 10 Hz - 80 kHz +0.5 dB/−1 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 1/2)
  • SLATE MIC: Built-in mic for voice memos can freely be assigned to tracks

OUTPUTS: MAIN OUT 1/2

  • Connectors: TA3 connectors, balanced output (2: hot)
  • Output impedance: 150 ohms or less
  • Reference output level: -10 dBV (Normal Output Type), -40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 600 ohms load
  • Maximum output level: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type), -20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 600 ohms load

OUTPUTS: SUB OUT 1/2

  • Connector: 3.5mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms or less
  • Reference output level: -10 dBV (Normal Output Type), -40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10k ohms load
  • Maximum output level: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type), -20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10k ohms load

HEADPHONE

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

D/A

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

RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN WAV SELECTED

  • Supported formats: 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo/2-10 ch poly, BWF and iXML
  • Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix) 8(with 192 kHz sampling rate)

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 32GB 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: 4.6 k ohms
  • Output level: 3.3 Vpp
  • Output impedance: 50 ohms or less

POWER SUPPLIES

  • Batteries: 8AA
  • AC adapter: AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)
  • 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 48KHZ/16-BIT WITHOUT HEADPHONES

  • Alkaline batteries: 8.5 hours or more
  • NiMH (2450mAh): 10 hours or more
  • Lithium batteries: 12.5 hours or more

CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES

  • Alkaline batteries: 4.5 hours or more
  • NiMH (2450mAh): 6hours or more
  • Lithium batteries: 8.5 hours or more

CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 192KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES, PHANTOM POWER AND DISPLAY BACKLIGHTING

  • Alkaline batteries: 1 hour or more
  • NiMH (2450mAh): 2 hours or more
  • Lithium batteries: 3 hours or more

DISPLAY

  • 2.4" full-color LCD: 320x240

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, 8-in/4-out

USB: STEREO MIX AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (NO DRIVER REQUIRED)

  • Class: USB 2.0 Full 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) 178.2 mm (W) × 140.3 mm (D) × 54.3 mm (H)

WEIGHT Main unit only: 2.1 pounds (960 g)

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