Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with PCF-8 Protective Case

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with PCF-8 Protective Case

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Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with PCF-8 Protective Case

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  • F4 Field Mixer & PCF-8 Protective Case
  • 24-Bit/192 kHz Recorder/Integrated Mixer
  • 4 Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs with Preamps
  • Phantom Power & Built-In Limiters
  • Easy-to-Read LCD Display
  • Includes Cubase LE & Wavelab LE
  • Side Openings for XLR/TRS Cable Input
  • Detachable, Water-Resistant Cover
  • Clear Window for Visual Monitoring
  • Adjustable Strap & Shoulder Pad
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  • 1Description

Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with PCF-8 Protective Case provides you with two items integral to the art and science of field recording: a multitrack recorder and a suitable bag for carrying the recorder as you swoop the boom and monitor levels—all at the same time.

The Zoom F4 gives you 24-bit/192 kHz recording and an integrated mixer, four combination XLR-1/4" inputs, high-quality preamps with phantom power, built-in limiters on every I/O, a temperature-controlled (and temperature-compensated) crystal oscillator for timecode accuracy, and an easy-to-read LCD Display.

Indeed, the LCD screen will continue to be readable when you place the F4 inside the PCF-8 Protective Case, which boasts a clear window for such a purpose. You'll get side openings for the inputs of your XLR/TRS cables, a detachable a water-resistant cover, front and side pockets for extra storage, and an adjustable shoulder strap replete with a comfortable pad.

  • Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks

    Designed to provide big Hollywood sound on an affordable indie budget, Zoom F4 is a 6-input / 8-track professional field recorder featuring super-low-noise preamps and timecode with pinpoint accuracy. The unit provides recording and playback resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz with impressive audio specs including an extremely low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to +75 dB), with +4 dB line-level inputs. The on-board temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) generates timecode at 0.2 ppm accuracy and supports all standard drop-frame and non-drop formats, as well as jam sync for external devices.

    The advanced on-board limiters provide overload protection for all inputs and outputs, which lets you capture audio in a wide range of environments. Limiting can be applied simultaneously at full resolution with 10 dB of headroom and features controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

    The F4 offers four combo XLR-1/4" inputs, a 1/8" stereo input, and includes a Zoom mic-capsule input for recording six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix, all at full 24-bit/192 kHz resolution. Additionally, inputs 5/6 can function as a camera return for audio-monitoring only for confidence checks. The dual-SD card slot features simultaneous recording to both cards allowing you to make a backup or split recording with all eight tracks on one card and a stereo mix on the other.

    Each of the four XLR-1/4" inputs offers a dedicated preamp with gain control, phantom power, a six-segment LED level meter, plus a Record Ready and PFL switch. In addition to the 1/4" headphone output with a dedicated volume control, the F4 provides two main balanced XLR outputs, as well as two sub outs on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack, enabling easy connection to a camera. All timecode I/O is provided on BNC connectors and the unit includes a variable-frequency slate-tone generator to confirm levels.

    The front panel offers an output button, which provides quick access to the unit's outputs, while the option button offers quick access to TC Jam, Trim Link, Clear Clip and other important shortcuts. An easy-to-read 1.9" LCD display is suitable for use in all lighting environments including dark low-light sets to bright sunlight. The on-board mixer not only provides user-adjustable level, pan, and input/output delay, but also offers high-pass filtering for noise and wind reduction, phase inversion, and Mid-Side decoding. The F4 ships with a camera-mount adapter, AC power adapter, and download codes for Cubase LE and Wavelab LE.

    • Six-input/ eight-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer 
    • Six discrete inputs, including with 4 locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, a stereo 3.5mm input, and Zoom mic-capsule input
    • Input 5/6 can be used as a camera return for monitoring only
    • Compact and lightweight metal chassis, weighing just 2 pounds (without batteries)
    • High-quality mic preamps with up to 75 dB gain, less than -127 dBu EIN, and +4 dB line inputs
    • Support for up to 24-bit/192 kHz recording as well as 96, 88.2 , 48, and 44.1 kHz, plus 47.952/48.048 kHz for HD-video compatibility; 16-/24-bit resolution
    • Accurate timecode (0.2 ppm) I/O on standard BNC connectors; drop-frame/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
    • Three different power supply options: 8x AA batteries, external DC battery pack with 4-pin HIROSE connector, and Zoom AD-19 12 VAC Adapter with DC-HIROSE cable (included)
    • Dedicated gain-control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for each channel
    • Phantom power (+48/+24V) on every preamp 
    • High-pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
    • Advanced onboard limiters for input and output
    • Input delay of up to 30 ms per channel / output delay of up to 10 frames per output
    • Compatible with all Zoom mic capsules; optional ECM extender cable enables remote positioning
    • Dedicated headphone output (100mW) with front-panel volume control
    • Dual XLR-balanced Main Outs plus 1/8" stereo mini-jack Sub Out
    • Front-panel OPTION button gives quick access to important shortcuts
    • 1.9” white, backlit monochrome LCD
    • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512GB each 
    • Support for extensive metadata (BWF and iXML); input time, date, project, scene number, etc.
    • Built-in tripod mount; camera-mount adapter also included
    • Use as a 6-in/4-out USB audio interface (@ 96 kHz)

     

    UPC: 884354016890
  • Zoom PCF-8 Protective Case For F8 and F4 Field Recorders

    The Zoom PCF-8 is a custom-tailored protective carry case for the F8 and F4 professional field recorders. The case is ideal for comfortably carrying your F8 and other gear, both out in the field, and indoors. The lightweight and versatile bag offers top, side, and bottom access to the unit, and with water-resistant construction and a removable clear-windowed cover, you can keep an eye on the F8 screen without the risk of getting it wet or covered in dust.

    Drawstring sleeves on the sides allow you to access the F8's inputs and outputs while protecting them from the elements. You can keep accessories and connectors in the zippered front pouch and side pockets while storing mics and cables in the main compartment. The bottom of the F8 is accessible through a hook-and-loop fastener flap underneath the bag, which can also be configured for additional cable routing.

    The PCF-8 includes adjustable dividers that allow you to customize your bag to your workflow. The main divider can be pulled out and inserted sideways, allowing you to work with the F8 on a table-like surface. Adjustable straps and three latch hooks per side allow you to comfortably carry the recorder on long shoots and roving sessions.

    Side openings with drawstring for XLR/TRS cable input and protection
    Detachable, water-resistant cover with clear window for visual monitoring, plus inlay opening for personal notes
    Adjustable strap and shoulder pad combined with three latch hooks per side for a customized carry position
    Hook-and-loop fastener inner divider which is removable to open up space or use as a table surface for F8 unit
    Front and side pockets for extra storage
    Removable bottom panel to access rear of F8 unit (BNC Time Code connectors, removable AA battery pack, and Zoom mic capsule input)
    UPC: 884354015497
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Zoom F4 specs

  • Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks
    Recording Media 16 MB to 2 GB SD cards 4 to 32 GB SDHC cards 64 to 512 GB SDXC cards
    Input Connectors Input 1-4: XLR-1/4" / 6.35 mm combo jacks
    Input 5-6: 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
    Input Gain XLR (Mic): +10 to +75 dB
    TRS (Line): -10 to +55 dB
    Mini Jack Input: -10 dBV (Level: -10 dBV setting), +4 dBu (Level: +4 dBu setting)
    Input Impedance XLR (Mic): 3.0 kOhms
    TRS (Line): 22 kOhms
    Mini Jack Input: 10 kOhms or more
    Maximum Input Level XLR (Mic): +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
    TRS (Line): +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
    Mini Jack Input: -10 dBV (Level: -10 dBV setting), +24 dBu (Level: +4 dBu setting)
    Phantom Power +24 / +48 V 10 mA maximum for each channel
    THD XLR (Mic): 0.009% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW, Input Gain min, -10 dBu input)
    TRS (Line): 0.010% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW, Input Gain min +10 dBu input)
    EIN −127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 Ohms input)
    Frequency Characteristics 10 Hz - 80 kHz +0.5/−1 dB (192 kHz sampling rate)
    Dynamic Range ADC 120 dB typical (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
    Crosstalk −90 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)
    Mic Input ZOOM mic-capsule input (use disables Inputs 1/2)
    Output Connectors Main: Balanced XLR (2-pin hot)
    Sub Output: 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Headphone: 1/4" / 6.35 mm unbalanced stereo jack
    Output Impedance Main: 150 Ohms or less
    Sub Output: 1 kOhms or less
    Headphone: 15 Ohms or less
    Reference Output Main: −10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600 Ohms load
    Sub: −10 dBV (Normal Output Type), −40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10 kOhms load
    Maximum Output Level Main: +10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600 Ohms load
    Sub Output: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type), −20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10 kOhms load
    Headphone: 100 + 100 mW (32 Ohms load)
    Dynamic Range DAC 106 dB typical (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
    Recording Formats WAV: 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 192kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo/2-10 ch poly, BWF and iXML
    MP3: 128, 192, 320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
    # Of Simultaneous Record Tracks WAV: 8 (6 inputs + stereo mix)
    MP3: 2
    Recording Time 32 GB: 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV), 7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
    Timecode 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 to 5.0 Vpp
    Input Impedance: 4.3 kOhms
    Output Level: 3.0 Vpp ±10%
    Output Impedance: 50 Ohms or less
    Power Batteries: 8 AA
    Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter
    DC-HIROSE Cable HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9-16 V
    Battery Life (Recording) 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: 9.0 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 hour or more
    NiMH (2450mAh): 3.5 hours or more
    Lithium Batteries: 6 hours or more
    Display 1.9" / 48.3 mm Monochrome LCD: 128 x 64
    USB USB: Mass Storage Option
    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 Full Speed Specifications: 44.1, 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-in/2-out

    Note: iPad audio-interface operation supported (Stereo Mix mode only)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.0 x 5.5 x 2.1" / 177.8 x 139.7 x 53.3 mm
    Weight 2.3 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.6 x 10.4 x 4.9"
  • Zoom PCF-8 Protective Case For F8 and F4 Field Recorders
    Dimensions 10.6 x 9.4 x 6.3" / 270.0 x 240.0 x 160.0 mm
    Weight 30.3 oz / 860.0 g
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 10.5 x 6.4"

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