Revolutionary Multitrack Field Recorder
If you work in independent film production or mobile media recording, then the Zoom F8 is the affordable multitrack field recorder you've been waiting for. This 8-in/4-out 10-track field recorder offers low-noise preamps, timecode compatibility, extensive onboard metering, and dual redundant SDXC card recording at up to 24-bit/192kHz. Multiple power sources include internal and external batteries plus AC, and the F8 even goes beyond most high-end field recorders with its included camera-mounting bracket and Bluetooth remote control via a free iOS app.
Essential Connections for Full-scale Field Recording
Main inputs via 8 locking Neutrik Combo jacks
Despite its small form factor, the F8 manages to offer an impressive amount of I/O. Eight locking Neutrik Combo jacks accept both XLR and 1/4" TRS input and give you the channel count you need to record stereo and surround sound simultaneously.
8 mic pres with phantom power and 75dB of gain
Each of the F8's inputs feeds a separate microphone preamplifier spec'd to an impressive -127dBu EIN and capable of providing up to 75dB of gain. There's also individually switchable +24V/+48V phantom power on each mic pre, allowing you to power individual condenser microphones without wasting battery power.
Powerful headphone amp for monitoring in the field
To quickly check levels as you're recording, just plug into the headphone jack. Monitor single or multiple tracks, including the Main and Sub outputs. The powerful 100mW headphone amplifier ensures you'll be able to monitor in loud environments.
Professional Multitrack Recording
Record 8 inputs plus a stereo mix
With the Zoom F8 you can simultaneously record all eight inputs plus a separate 2-track stereo mix, which is essential for efficient editing workflows.
Built-in processing for optimal audio
An impressive track count is only the beginning of the F8's recording capabilities. An adjustable limiter provides 10dB of extra headroom for each track, highpass filters cut down wind noise, and an optional 6-second pre-record buffer ensures you won't miss a cue.
Redundancy = reliability
The Zoom F8 offers redundant recording to two separate SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (up to 512GB each). And automatic saving ensures your data is safe, even if disaster strikes.
Zoom mic capsule input
For an easy on-camera audio setup, you can connect any optional Zoom mic capsule and connect it directly to the Zoom F8.
Essential Timecode Compatibility
Full timecode support
Timecode is the backbone of media production, and the Zoom F8 offers BNC connectors for integration with standard media rigs and a full range of timecode formats, including dropframe and non-drop settings. You can also jam-sync the Zoom F8 if a cabled connection isn't possible.
Highly accurate sync
Thanks to its precision oscillator, the Zoom F8 generates timecode at 0.2 ppm accuracy. You're sure to achieve rock-solid video and audio synchronization.
Critical Metering at a Glance
Metering is absolutely critical when you're recording in the field, and in poor-visibility environments, the Zoom F8's high-visibility meters and displays are real lifesavers. The 2.4" LCD display, which is switchable between full-color and monochromatic modes, provides you with enough resolution to keep track of all of your input settings, timecode, battery power, master levels, and more.
LED channel meters
Each input on the Zoom F8 has a six-segment LED meter to help you optimize signal levels while avoiding clipping. The meters are adjustable, so you can make them dim enough to stay subtle in dark locations or bright enough to remain easy to read in full sunlight.
Remote metering via iOS
The Zoom F8 has built-in Bluetooth for connecting to iOS devices. That means you can turn to your phone or tablet for metering audio levels, from anywhere within Bluetooth range.
Flexible Power Options
Ready for DC battery packs
The Zoom F8 delivers the portability you'd expect from a professional multitrack field recorder. A 4-pin Hirose connector provides easy compatibility with standard 9-16V DC battery packs, providing a-near-universal solution for extended shoots and mobile recording applications.
Uses AA batteries efficiently
You can always load the F8 with eight standard AA batteries when run-and-gun recording makes bulky battery packs inconvenient. In fact, you can keep a set of AAs in the F8 and have it switch to internal backup power at a user-definable voltage, and optional headphone power alerts can keep you on top of low-power situations.
AC adapter included
When you don't need battery power, you can always switch to the included 12V AC adapter. With three ways to power it, the Zoom F8 has the flexibility you need in the field.
|Simultaneous Rec Tracks||8|
|Simultaneous Play Tracks||4|
|Analog Inputs||8 x XLR/TRS Combo|
|Analog Outputs||2 x TA3, 1 x 1/8" (Sub)|
|Digital Inputs||1 x BNC (Time Code)|
|Digital Outputs||1 x BNC (Time Code)|
|Headphone Outputs||1 x 1/4"|
|Memory (removable)||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Power Supply||8 x AA, 12V Adapter or DC Battery Packs|
|Max Battery Life||12.5 hours|
ZOOM F8 Multitrack field recorder
- Brand: Zoom
- Product Code: F8
- Availability: In Stock