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

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with F-Control Mixer

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with F-Control Mixer

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Zoom Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with F-Control Mixer

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Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks Zoom F-Control for F8 and F4 Multitrack Field Recorders Zoom Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with F-Control Mixer

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  • F4 Multitrack Field Recorder
  • Combo XLR-1/4" & 3.5mm Inputs
  • 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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  • 1Description

The Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with F-Control Mixer from B&H gives you a Zoom F4 6-input/8-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, has on-board limiters that provide overload protection for all inputs and outputs. In addition to its four combo XLR-1/4" inputs, 3.5mm stereo input, and mic-capsule input for recording six discrete tracks with an extra stereo mix, the recorder sports inputs that can be used as a camera return for audio-monitoring.

The F-Control, on the other hand, 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. 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 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 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 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 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)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 10.3 x 3.1"

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