Zoom F8 Multi Track Field Recorder
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What's in the Box
- Zoom F8 Multi Track Field Recorder
- Camera mount adapter
- Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter
- Operation manual
- TA3 to XLR cable x2
- Cubase LE and WaveLab LE download codes
The Zoom F8 Multi Track Field Recorder is designed for professional and enthusiast recording applications on set and in the field, such as for music, filmmaking, and electronics news gathering (ENG). Designed to be carried by a shoulder strap or in a bag, the unit features eight analog input channels with lockable XLR/TRS combo jacks that provide +75 dB maximum input gain and support for +4 dB inputs with an EIN of -127 dBu or less. It can record at up to 10 tracks simultaneously (channels 1-8 plus a stereo mix), or up to eight channels when recording at the A/D converter's maximum 24-bit 192 kHz resolution.
Alternatively, you can perform dual channel recording of separate files at lower volume levels to ensure you have backup recordings to use when unexpected loud noises distort the primary recording. A newly designed limiter provides up to 10 dB of headroom. The unit supports SMPTE time code input and output. The included outputs include a powerful 100 mW + 100 mW headphone jacks as well as the MAIN OUT 1/2 and SUB OUT 1/2 jacks so you can send the audio signal to a video camera or other device while monitoring with headphones.
The unit's internal mixing enables flexible routing and the inclusion of individually selectable +24V/+48V phantom power ensures you can use your favorite condenser microphones.
Power to the recorder can be supplied in one of three ways: via AA batteries, an AC adapter, or a 9 to 16V external DC power supply. Two SDXC card slots can be used simultaneously for recording even longer sessions as well as using the card slots as a card reader when connected to a computer via USB.
As a USB interface, the unit can be used in a 2-in/2-out configuration as well as an 8-in/4-out audio interface (driver required for windows). A built-in slate mic allows you to make voice memos and the unit's slate tone can be used to confirm specific levels.
Among the most innovative features of the recorder is support for the company's interchangeable microphone capsules.
Provides two sets of lockable XLR/TRS combo jacks with EIN of -127 dBu or less, +75 dB maximum input gain and support for +4 dB input
Records up to 192 kHz at 24-bit resolution
Records up to 10 tracks simultaneously with channels 1-8 and a stereo mix (left and right). Up to eight tracks can be recorded at a sampling rate of 192 kHz
Dual Channel Recording of Separate Files at Lower Levels
Records backup recordings at a lower input level to help prevent unexpected loud noises from distorting the recording
Provides 10 dB of headroom with a threshold that can be set by the user
Supports SMPTE Timecode I/O
Uses a high-precision oscillator that enables the generation of accurate time code with a discrepancy of less than 0.2 frames per 24 hours
Allows you to send the audio signal to a video camera or other device while simultaneously monitoring
Allows for inputs 1-8 to be routed to outputs freely
Supports +24V and +48V phantom power
Three Possible Power Supplies
Can operate on AA batteries, an AC adaptor, or a 9 to 16 V external DC power supply (not included) with automatic switching between power supplies
Two SDXC Card Slots
Allows for recording on 2 SD cards if possible and support for SDXC cards enables recording for even longer than before in addition to using the unit as a card reader by connecting to a computer using USB
USB Audio Interface Capabilities with up to 8 Ins and 4 Outs
Allows the unit to be used as a 2-in/2-out audio interface as well as a 8-in/40out audio interface (driver required for Windows, not required for Mac)
Works as both a slate mic as well as a tool for voice memos
Zoom Mic Capsule Functionality
Supports the company's line of interchangeable mic capsules that can be used instead of inputs 1/2
|Connectors||(8) x XLR/TRS combo jacks|
|Input Gain||+10 to +75 dB|
|Input Impedance||3.3 kOhms|
|Maximum Input Level||+14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)|
|Phantom Power||+24/+48 V 10 mA maximum for each channel|
|Input Gain||-10 to 55 dB|
|Input Impedance||22 kOhms|
|Maximum Input Level||+34 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter on)|
|Equivalent Input Noise||-127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 ohms)|
|Frequency Response||10 Hz to 80 kHz|
|Dynamic Range||120 dB typ (-60 dBFS input, A-weighted)|
|Crosstalk||-69 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)|
|Mic||Capsule: Zoom mic capsule input (use disables inputs 1/2)
Slate Mic: Built-in mic for voice memos can be assigned to tracks freely
|Connectors||Main Out 1/2: TA-3 Connectors, balanced output (2: hot)
Sub Out 1/2: 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
Headphone: 1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack
|Output Impedance||Main Out 1/2: 150 ohms or less
Sub Out 1/2: 150 ohms or less
Headphones: 15 ohms or less
|Reference Output||Main Out 1/2: -10 dBV (normal output types), -40 dBV (mic output type, 1 kHz, 600 ohms load
Sub Out 1/2: -10 dBV (normal output types), -40 dBV (mic output type, 1 kHz, 10 kOhms load
|Maximum Output Level||Main Out 1/2: +10 dBV (normal output type), -20 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 600 ohms load
Sub Out 1/2: +10 dBV (normal output type), -20 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 600 ohms load
Headphone: 100 mW + 100 mW (1% or lower THD+N, 32 ohm load)
|Dynamic Range||D/A: 106 dB typ (-60 dBFS input, A-weighted)|
|Supported Formats||WAV: 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo//2-10 ch poly, BWF and iXML
MP3: 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
|Number Of Simultaneous Record Tracks||WAV: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix)
|Time||Using a 32 GB card: 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV), 7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)|
|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|
|Input Level||0.2 - 5.0 Vpp|
|Input Impedance||4.6 kOhms|
|Output Level||3.3 Vpp|
|Output Impedance||50 ohms or less|
|Batteries||(8) x AA|
|AC Adapter||AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)|
|External DC Source||HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9-16 V|
|Battery / Runtime||When recording 2 channels at 48 kHz/16-bit
Alkaline Batteries: 7 hours or more
NiMH (2450 mAh): 9.5 hours or more
When recording 8 channels at 48 kHz/24-bit
Alkaline batteries: 2.5 hours or more
NiMH: 7 hours or more
When recording 8 channels at 192 kHz/24-bit with headphones, phantom power and display backlighting
NiMH (2450 mAH): 1.5 hours or more
|Display||2.4" full-color LCD (320 x 240)|
|USB||2.4" full-color LCD (320 x 240)|
|Interface||As multi-track audio interface operation
Class: USB 2.0 high speed
Specifications: 44.1/48/96 kHz sampling rate, 16/24-bit bit rate, 8 in/4 out
Stereo Mix audio interface operation (no driver required)
Class: USB 2.0 full speed
Specification: 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, 16-bit rate, 2 in/2 out
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||7.02 x 5.50 x 2.16" (178.2 x 139.8 x 54.8 mm)|
|Weight||2.1 lb (0.95 kg)|
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