The Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with F-Control Mixer & Case from B&H includes a Zoom F4 6-input/8-track field recorder, an F-Control mixing control surface for the F4 field recorder, and a Zoom PCF-8 protective carrying case. The kit can be used to capture, record, and playback audio with resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz, which is suitable for film and video applications.
The field recorder has on-board limiters that provide overload protection for all inputs and outputs and is equipped to record audio in a wide range of environments. With four combo XLR-1/4" inputs, a 1/8" stereo input, and a mic-capsule input for recording six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix, the recorder has additional inputs 5/6, which can function as a camera return for audio-monitoring.
Additionally, the F-Control is a mixing control surface for the F4 multitrack field recorder. It offers complete control over sound design and mixing with nine 60mm faders (eight + Master) and hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, and track arming. The unit connects to the F4 recorder via USB for seamless operation, while additional USB ports let you connect to an external keyboard to quickly enter metadata while out in the field.
To round out the kit, a custom-tailored Zoom PCF-8 protective carrying case for the F4 recorder is provided—it has room to carry other gear, both out in the field, and indoors. The lightweight bag has top, side, and bottom access to the F4 unit, and with water-resistant construction, and a removable clear-windowed cover, you can keep an eye on the multitrack screen without the risk of getting it wet or covered in dust. Other accessories include a camera-mount adapter, a 12 VAC power adapter, a Cubase LE download code, and a Wavelab LE download code.
Zoom F4 6-Input / 8-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder
Get major motion picture audio quality without breaking your indie film budget with the Zoom F4, a sound bag–friendly, multi-track field recorder with look-ahead limiters for distortion-free 24-bit audio, and up to 6-input / 8-track recording for filmmaking and video content creation on set and in the field. Like other F-Series recorders such as the F6 and F8n, you can slide it in a sound bag, sling it over your shoulder, or mount it to a camera; the F4 packs quantity and quality into a rugged frame that's more than ready for filmmaking, production/location sound mixing, sound effects recording, and electronic news gathering (ENG).
From the large, informative display and user-friendly controls to the flexible powering options and precision time code functionality, the F4 is properly equipped to please novices and demanding veterans alike. Whether you need long-duration stereo recording for an interview, redundant capture of multi-mic setups for a video shoot, or Ambisonics sound files for virtual reality and 360-audio projects, the F4 has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks. Plus, its operational versatility ensures that the F4 will always enhance your workflow, be it simple, complex, or always changing. You can feel confident using it as your main recorder, a USB audio interface for your dedicated computer rig, or a backup unit for added safety. Since it supports dual SD card recording, 2-channel safety recording, and 6-second pre-recording, you can stop worrying about losing takes.
Look-Ahead Limiters Prevent Clipping
Configurable Recording Settings for Any Situation
Versatile Multi-Track Modes
Audio Interface Functionality
Ambisonics Support for VR, AR, and 360-Audio
Studio-Quality Performance for Discerning Professionals
Additionally, inputs 5-6 can utilize the stereo 3.5mm input for confidence checks of your camera's audio return signal, or can accept two additional mic/line signals via the EXH-6 combo input capsule (available separately).
Zoom Mic Capsule Input
Headphone and Balanced Line Outputs for Flexible Routing and Monitoring
With a transparent and high-output 100mW headphone amplifier tied to a dedicated 1/4" stereo output, the F4 provides clean, efficient monitoring of pre- or post-fader levels, independent left/right signals, and alerts for battery and recording status.
Precision Time Code and Synchronization Features
Supports External Remote Control
Power for Hours
Multifunction Mini-USB Port
Highly Visible Display
Zoom AutoMix Software Reduces Ambient Noise
Compact, Lightweight, and Durable
Metadata for Simplified Post Production
Built-In Slate Function and Tone Generator
Zoom F-Control for F8n, F8, F6, and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders
Designed for the location sound recordist, the F-Control from Zoom is a mixing control surface designed for the F8n, F8, F6, and F4 multitrack field recorders. It creates a complete and professional audio rig that offers a broad spectrum of creative possibilities with complete control over sound design and mixing.
The interface provides nine 60mm faders (eight + Master) and hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, and track arming. Monitoring channel and output levels is simple with 12-segment LED meters, three user-programmable buttons, and a dedicated timecode button.
Additional controls include Track Scene Edit buttons which provide shortcut commands to Track Name, Scene Increment, Scene Name, Notes, and False Take. The unit connects to the F8/F4 recorder via USB for a seamless and uncluttered setup, while an additional USB port lets you connect an external keyboard to quickly enter metadata while out in the field. An included 1/4" stereo cable connects the F8/F4 phone out to F-Control's phone in, so you can monitor audio via F-Control's headphone jack.
The durable metal chassis is robust enough to go anywhere, and yet small and light enough to fit into gear bags and backpacks. The F-Control can be powered by an optional DC power supply or via the included four AA batteries. Additionally, the unit can be USB-powered when using the F4 (not available with the F8). The F-Control ships with a stereo audio cable and a USB cable.
- Nine faders (eight + Master), each 60mm
- 1/4" headphone jack
- USB port for external keyboard connection
- Hands-on input/output control for trim, pan, and track arming
- 12-segment LED meters for monitoring channel and output levels
- Dedicated timecode buttons
- Track Scene edit buttons: Shortcut commands to Track Name, Scene Increment, Scene Name, Notes, and False Take screens
- Power options: 4 x AA batteries, 4-pin Hirose connector with external battery pack, and USB bus power via the F4 (not available with the F8)
- Durable metal chassis
- Compatible with Zoom F8n, F8, F6, and F4 multitrack field recorders
Zoom PCF-8n Protective Case for F8n, F8 & F4 Field Recorders
The Zoom PC-8n is a protective case designed to house your Zoom F4, F8, or F8n multi-track recorder in the field. It provides bottom, top, and side access to your recorder, so you can easily tend to your duties during the session.
The removable clear-window cover allows you to keep an eye on your recorder's display without exposing it to the elements. Dust shouldn't be a problem, and thanks to its water-resistant construction, neither should rain.
The sides feature drawstring sleeves so you can access your recorder's I/O without exposing the connections to harmful weather conditions. Accessories can sit in zippered pockets, one located on the front and the other on the side. Mics and cables will fit easily in the main compartment.
Thanks to a hook-and-loop fastener you can access the bottom of your recorder. You can also configure this touch-fastener for your cable-routing needs.
Adjustable dividers are on hand so you can customize the interior for your exact predilections. If you need to work with your recorder outside of the bag, you can pull out the main divider, insert it sideways, and create a makeshift tabletop surface. Adjustable straps are provided, as are three latch hooks per side, ensuring a stable and comfortable fit for carrying your recorder for many hours at a time.