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

Zoom F4 Multi-Track Field Recorder and Audio Bag Kit

Zoom F4 Multi-Track Field Recorder and Audio Bag Kit

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Zoom F4 Multi-Track Field Recorder and Audio Bag Kit Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag for MixPre-3, MixPre-6, DR-70D & DR-701D Recorders

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  • Includes 6-Input Field Recorder
  • Includes K-Tek Stingray Mixpro Audio Bag
  • Integrated Mixer
  • Up to 24-Bit/192 kHz Resolution
  • Four Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Jack Input
  • High-Quality Preamps with Phantom Power
  • Built-In Limiters on Every Input/Output
  • Easy-to-Read LCD Display
  • Accurate Timecode on BNC Jacks
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  • 1Description

The F4 Field Recorder and Audio Bag Kit from B&H is a portable digital multi-track recorder and audio bag designed to provide flexible high-resolution recording and efficient access and transport for sound designers, videographers, and field recordists on set or in various indoor and outdoor production locations. It includes a Zoom F4 six-input field recorder and a K-Tek Stingray Mixpro audio bag. The F4 operates at up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and features four XLR-1/4” combo jack inputs, a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input, and XLR, 3.5mm, and 1/4" outputs. Built-in limiters on every input and output protect against overloading and minimize distortion. Each of the high-gain microphone preamps offers phantom power, dedicated metering, and level control. The easy-to-read LCD display gives access to the integrated mixer, which allows adjustments to level, panning, delay, high-pass filtering, and more. For synchronization with video devices, ultra-precise timecode is supported via BNC connectors.

The Stingray Mixpro easily and securely houses the F4 and provides additional compartments for battery packs, power supplies, cables, and more. Its padded shoulder strap delivers comfort during long shoots and sessions.

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

    Designed to provide big Hollywood sound on an affordable indie budget, the 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. With gain linking capability between the various inputs, the F4 is suitable for recording audio in VR formats, specifically Ambisonics. Plug in a mic like the Sennheiser AMBEO, for example, and you'll find you can control all four capsules at once from the F4, and thus, capture the 360° audio necessary for immersive entertainment. 

    Additionally, inputs 5/6 can function as a camera return for audio-monitoring only for confidence checks, or can accept two additional mic/line signals via the EXH-6 combo input capsule (available separately). 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, a DHC-1 DC-HIROSE adapter, an 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, or can accept two additional mic/line signals via the EXH-6 combo input capsule (available separately)
    • Can record in Ambisonics mode for capturing audio for VR
    • 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: 8 x AA batteries, external DC battery pack with 4-pin HIROSE connector, and Zoom AD-19 12V AC 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
  • K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag for MixPre-3, MixPre-6, DR-70D & DR-701D Recorders

    The K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag is designed for Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 recorders with a couple of wireless systems, NP-1 batteries, and various accessories. Also compatible with the Tascam DR-70D and DR-701D, as well as the Zoom F4 and F8, it can help turn your small recorder into a portable workstation with a multitude of options for accessing connectors, controls, and SD card, in various recording environments when working in the field.

    The Stingray MixPro features multilayer exterior walls and a rigid vertical frame that allows the bag to better stand on its own, while protecting equipment and providing full access to the sides and bottom of the recorder. The combined front and bottom flap opens wide to access the internal battery packs and media compartments on the bottom of the MixPre units, and can even reattach to the back of the MixPro. It also allows for front-mounting of the recorder to the bottom of a camera.

    The removable front pouch storage compartment is large enough to hold NP-1 batteries with cup adapters, while curved zippers encircle each side panel for full access to cabling into the main compartment. MOLLE straps and D-rings offer plenty of rigging points for additional accessories and allow the Stingray MixPro to be connected by harnesses and waist belts (available separately). A built-in kickstand enables the bag to sit at an angle when placed on a tabletop or when resting on the ground.

    The Stingray MixPro ships with a shoulder strap and a removable, clear vinyl cover that provides an unobstructed view of the recorder's screen, while shielding it from rain or splashing.

    Key Features
    • Designed for Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 recorders
    • Fits Zoom F4 and F8, as well as Tascam DR-70D and DR-701D recorders 
    • Rigid, internal vertical frame for strength and stability
    • Strong protective exterior with multilayer walls
    • Soft, orange, high-contrast interior
    • Removable front pouch storage compartment large enough to hold NP-1 batteries with cup adapters
    • Dual, curved zippers encircle each side panel for full access to inputs, outputs, and controls
    • Oversized MOLLE-style straps on the front of the bag accommodate additional accessories
    • Built-in kickstand enables convenient access to controls and comfortable viewing whether the user is sitting or standing
    • Four D-rings for use with included shoulder strap or Stingray waist belt (available separately)
    • Includes clear vinyl shield to cover the exposed top opening—can be folded back or easily removed
    Front and Bottom Flaps
    • Front flap gives access to battery / media compartment
    • Bottom flap gives access to MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 top-mounting points
    • Front flap folds down and reattaches to bag's bottom front
    • Bottom flap folds completely back and up, to reattach to bag's back top
    Compatibility
    • Up to four wireless devices
    • Up to two NP-1 batteries
    • One BDS
    • IFB TX
    • Camera hop TX
    • Small accessories (pens, screwdrivers, and more)
    UPC: 649906207658
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  • 1Description
  • 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, 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
    Ambisonics Formats: Accessible through the menu screen
    # 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 V pp
    Input Impedance: 4.3 kOhms
    Output Level: 3.0 V pp ±10%
    Output Impedance: 50 Ohms or less
    Power Batteries: 8 AA
    Zoom AD-19 12 VAC Adapter
    DC-HIROSE CableHIROSE 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 (2450 mAh): 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"
  • K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag for MixPre-3, MixPre-6, DR-70D & DR-701D Recorders
    Dimensions (W x D x H) Interior
    Bag: 7.5 x 2.0 x 5.0" / 19.1 x 5.1 x 12.7 cm
    Pouch: 10.5 x 2.0 x 4.25" / 26.7 x 5.1 x 10.8 cm

    Exterior
    Bag: 10.5 x 3.5 x 6.75" / 26.7 x 8.9 x 17.1 cm
    Pouch: 10.5 x 2.5 x 4.5" / 26.7 x 6.4 x 11.4 cm
    Weight 1.3 lb / 605 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 7.1 x 5.6"
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