Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder

Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with F-Control Mixer

Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with F-Control Mixer

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Zoom Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with F-Control Mixer

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Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder Zoom F-Control for F8 and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders Zoom Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with F-Control Mixer

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  • F8 Multitrack Field Recorder
  • Records up to 10 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Records up to 24-Bit/192 kHz
  • On-Board Limiters on Every Channel
  • F-Control for F8 & F4 Field Recorders
  • Control Trim, Pan, & Track Arm Remotely
  • 9x 60mm Faders (8 + Master)
  • Includes Camera-Mount Adapter
  • 12 VAC Power Supply
  • Cubase LE and Wavelab LE Download Code
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Zoom F8 overview

  • 1Description

The Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder with F-Control Mixer from B&H gives you a Zoom F8 multitrack track field recorder and a corresponding F-Control mixing control surface in one convenient package. The kit can be used to capture, record, and play back audio with resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz, which is suitable for film and video applications.

The field recorder, equipped to record audio in a wide range of environments, can record up to 10 tracks simultaneously, or conversely, can capture dual-channel recordings with duplicate files at a lower volume, thus protecting against clipped audio. An on-board limiter provides up to 10 dB of headroom.

The F-Control on the other hand, is a mixing control surface for the F8 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 F8 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. Other accessories include a camera-mount adapter, a 12 VAC power adapter, a Cubase LE download code, and a Wavelab LE download code.

  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder

    The Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder is designed for professional and enthusiast recording applications on set and in the field, including 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 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. Included in the outputs is a powerful 100 mW + 100 mW headphone jack, 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 capability 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, and can also be used as card readers when connected to a computer via USB.

    When operating via USB, 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.

    Analog Inputs
    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
    Audio Resolution
    Records up to 192 kHz at 24-bit resolution
    Simultaneous Recording
    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
    Limiter
    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
    Outputs
    Allows you to send the audio signal to a video camera or other device while simultaneously monitoring
    Mixer Functionality
    Allows for inputs 1-8 to be routed to outputs freely
    Phantom Power
    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 SD card recording, and the use of SDXC cards enables extended recording capability. The unit can also be used as a card reader by connecting it to a computer via 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 an 8-in/4-out audio interface (driver required for Windows, not required for Mac)
    Built-In Microphone
    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
    UPC: 884354015374
  • Zoom F-Control for F8 and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders

    Designed for the location-sound recordist, the F-Control from Zoom is a mixing control surface designed for the F8 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 time-code 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 is 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.

    • 9 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 time-code 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 F8 and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders
    UPC: 884354017606
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Zoom F8 specs

  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder
    Inputs
    Connectors 8x XLR/TRS combo jacks
    XLR Inputs
    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
    Line Inputs
    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
    Main Outputs
    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)
    Recording Formats
    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
    # Of Simultaneous Record Tracks WAV: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix)
    MP3: 2
    Recording
    Time Using a 32 GB 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
    Input Level 0.2 - 5.0 Vpp
    Input Impedance 4.6 kOhms
    Output Level 3.3 Vpp
    Output Impedance 50 ohms or less
    Power
    Batteries 8x 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 Class: USB 2.0 high speed
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.575 x 10.394 x 4.882"
  • Zoom F-Control for F8 and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders
    Controls Faders: 9 x 2.4" / 60.0 mm
    Trim/Pan Knobs: 8     
    Active Track: 8 buttons
    Pre-Fade Listen: 8    
    User Buttons: 3
    Dedicated Function Buttons: Scene Inc, Scene Name, Note, Track Name, False Take, and Time Code (TC)
    Transport Controls: Play/Pause, Rec, REW, Stop, FF
    Headphone Knob: Volume control
    Output Button: Toggles L/R, Main, and Sub
    Menu: Button and endless encoder
    Display & Indicators Channels: 8 x 12-segment LED display
    Main Output: Stereo 12-segment LED display
    Connectors To F Series: USB Type-A
    Keyboard: USB Type-A
    Headphone In: 1/4" / 6.35 mm unbalanced stereo phone
    Headphone Out: 1/4" / 6.35 mm unbalanced stereo phone
    9-16 VDC IN: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +)
     
    Power Requirements 4 x AA size (LR6) batteries
    External Power Supply: 9-16 VDC
    Power Consumption 2.5 W
    Battery Operation Time When using 8 channels at once, LED Brightness = 60, without keyboard
    Alkaline Batteries: 8.5 hours or more
    NiMH (2450 mAh): 10 hours or more
    Lithium Batteries: 18 hours or more
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 9.6 x 7.1 x 1.8" / 243.8 x 180.6 x 45.7 mm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg (without batteries)
    Packaging Infocdwaeyyazcquebbefyu
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 10.3 x 3.1"

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