Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder

Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder with Stingray MixPro Audio Bag Kit

Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder with Stingray MixPro Audio Bag Kit

B&H # ZOF8MBK (B&H Kit)
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Ideal for Indoor/Outdoor Field Recording
  • Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder
  • K-Tek Stingray MixPro Audio Bag
  • 8x XLR/TRS Combo Jacks with +75 dB Gain
  • Up to 192 kHz/ 24-Bit PCM Recording
  • Record up to 10 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Rigid Internal Vertical Frame
  • Full Recorder Access
  • Removable Front Pouch
  • Includes Clear Shield and Shoulder Strap
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  • 1Description

Ideal for indoor/outdoor field recording and bundled together for your convenience by B&H, the Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder with Stingray MixPro Audio Bag Kit provides not only the field recorder, but also a custom-tailored K-Tek audio bag. The recorder captures audio at resolutions and sample rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz. It offers eight combination XLR-1/4" inputs, records on up to 10 tracks simultaneously, provides preamps that supply phantom power at 24 or 48V, features dual-channel recording to ensure you always have a clean alternative (useful when audio levels unexpectedly jump to the point of distortion), and includes an integrated mixer.


The K-Tek KSTGMIX Stingray MixPro audio bag gives you side openings for all cabling, a combined front and bottom flap that opens wide to access the internal battery pack and media compartment of the recorder, and a removable front pouch to store accessories and wireless devices. It comes with a detachable, water-resistant clear vinyl cover and a comfortable shoulder strap for ease of transport.

  • 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
  • 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 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"
  • 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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