Capture every location recording cleanly and redundantly with the Zoom F8n, a sound bag–friendly, multitrack field recorder with look-ahead limiters for distortion-free 24-bit audio, and up to 8-input / 10-track recording for professional and enthusiast applications on set and in the field. Like other F-Series recorders such as the F4 and F6, you can slide it in a sound bag, sling it over your shoulder, or mount it to a camera; the F8n 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 color display and user-friendly controls to the flexible powering options and precision time code functionality, the F8n 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 F8n has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks.
Plus, its operational versatility ensures that the F8n 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, 4-channel safety recording, and 6-second pre-recording, you can stop worrying about losing takes.
Is there a tone generator within this mixer? (I need one that will produce a tone so I may sync levels with video equipment.)
Asked by: Jay O.
Yes the Zoom F8 has a built-in slate mic for recording comments andthe ability to output a variable frequency tone signal. The slate mic and slate tone cannot be used simultaneously.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
I can not find a suitable remote battery system ...
I can not find a suitable remote battery system for this. I plan on using it in the field so the AA battery is a deal breaker for me. I cannot find a system w/ 2 batteries, charger and an adapter to use with this machine. Any direction?
Asked by: Daniel
I use NP-1 batteries with a Battery Buddy hub. Works like a charm.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2020-11-26
what cables are included? if none. What do I need? XLR CABLES: 1.) 12 pin to 12 pin and 2.) 12 to 3 pin breakout cable. If yes where are these XLR cables on your website. Costing a purchase for Classroom.Thank you
Asked by: Anonymous
No XLR cables are included with the F8n. The F8n does not feature any 12 pin connections, nor do we manufacture 12-pin cables. I would recommend looking into companies and brands that specialize in these types of cables for more information.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2018-11-09
Is it possible to use Zoom F8n as a realtime ...
Is it possible to use Zoom F8n as a realtime capture device to stream 8 digital channels to a PC?
Asked by: Marcus
Yes, this field recorder can recorder can also act as an 8 -channel USB audio interface.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-10-04
Does this unit have phantom power on all eight ...
Does this unit have phantom power on all eight channels?
Asked by: joe
Yes all 8 XLR inputs have phantom power, you can select individually which channels to turn on Phantom power to in the settings.
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-09
How do you monitor camera return (l and r ...
How do you monitor camera return (l and r channels)?
Asked by: Anthony
There is no dedicated camera return. You could bring the audio in on two unused channels and monitor those.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2020-11-02
Can this dual record across the two SD cards so ...
Can this dual record across the two SD cards so you have a backup?
Asked by: Luke
Answered by: RIchard
Date published: 2021-07-27
Can you record a USB signal coming into the F8n? ...
Can you record a USB signal coming into the F8n? I have a mixer that allows direct recording to USB so I was wondering if I could record right to the F8n. Thanks!