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

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag

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Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag

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Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag for ZOOM F8, Zaxcom Max, Tascam DR70 & Other Recorders

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Product Highlights

  • Includes Zoom F4
  • 4 Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs
  • Stereo 3.5mm & Zoom Mic-Capsule Inputs
  • Low-Noise Preamps
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz Operation
  • Includes ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag
  • Internal Honeycomb Frame Protects Gear
  • Transparent TPU Top
  • Accessible from 6 Directions
  • 2 Handles & 1 Shoulder Strap
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Zoom F4 Overview

  • 1Description

Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Kit provides the aforementioned field recorder, an ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag, and an ORCA OR-28 Bag Harness for carrying it all around the set. The recorder offers low-noise preamps taking in audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 192 kHz/24-bits. It provides six inputs, including four combination XLR-1/4" jacks, a 3.5mm stereo in, and a Zoom mic-capsule input.

The ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag sports an internal honeycomb frame to protect the F4, as well as a transparent TPU top, two handles, and multiple pockets. The harness helps distribute the weight of the F4 while you operate it in the field or on set. Two pockets are on hand for your accessory gear, and you can position the F4 in multiple ways within the bag.

  • 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
  • ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag for ZOOM F8, Zaxcom Max, Tascam DR70 & Other Recorders

    The Orca OR-28 is a carry bag intended for Zoom F8 field recorders, as well as the Zaxcom Max mixer, the Tascam DR70, and other compatible devices. It features an internal honeycomb frame which can securely hold your recorder/mixer, as well as other gear such as wireless transmitters.

    The bag gives you a transparent TPU top for easy viewing; this top can be placed however you'd like to facilitate readability on the job. Additionally, the bag is accessible from six different angles, allowing you to access and arrange gear however you choose. Two pockets are on hand for ancillary gear, such as headsets, cables, and batteries. The OR-27 sports two handles, as well as an included shoulder strap.

    Mixer Positioning
    The inside of the OR-28 provides options for positioning your mixer in one of two ways; you can make use of a sponge or two lifts. The two features help you adjust your recorder/mixer to the positioning you need.
    Sliding Secure Buckle System
    The OR-28's sliding buckle system secures your mixer/recorder in place.
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks
    Portable Recorder
    Number of Tracks WAV:
    8 (6 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
    Built-In Speaker No
    Display Monochrome LCD
    Memory Card Support SD (16 MB to 2 GB)
    SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
    SDXC (64 to 512 GB)
    Audio File Formats BWF, ID3v1, MP3, WAV, iXML
    Sample Rates WAV:
    44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz 
    44.1 / 48 kHz 
    Bit Rates 128 to 320 kb/s
    Timecode Yes
    Frame Rates Supported 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
    Clock Accuracy 0.2 ppm
    Recording Time WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
    57.8 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
    WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit:
    14.4 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
    Analog I/O 1 x Proprietary Mic Capsule Input
    4 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Input
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Input
    2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Aux Output
    1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Output

    Mic Capsule use disables Input 1 & 2

    Digital I/O 1 x BNC Timecode Input
    1 x BNC Timecode Output
    Phantom Power +24 / 48 V
    Phantom Power Current ≤10 mA per Channel
    Host Connection 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 80 kHz +0.5/-1 dB (At 192 kHz) 
    Gain Range Mic Inputs:
    +10 to +75 dB
    Line Inputs:
    -10 to +55 dB
    1/8" Inputs:
    -10 dBV / +4 dBu
    Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
    +14 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS) 
    Line Inputs:
    +24 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS) 
    1/8" Inputs:
    +24 dBu 
    Max Output Level +10 dBV 
    Headphone Output Power 100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
    Dynamic Range A/D Converters:
    120 dBA 
    D/A Converters:
    106 dBA 
    Impedance BNC Inputs:
    4.3 kOhms 
    BNC Outputs:
    ≤50 Ohms 
    Mic Inputs:
    3 kOhms 
    Line Inputs:
    22 kOhms 
    ≥10 kOhms 
    ≤150 Ohms 
    Aux Outputs:
    ≤1 kOhms 
    Headphone Outputs:
    ≤15 Ohms 
    THD Mic Inputs:
    Line Inputs:
    EIN ≤-127 dBu (A-Weighted) 
    Power Options Batteries, AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 8 x AA
    Approximate Battery Life 48 kHz/16-Bit:
    9.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
    11.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
    17.5 Hours (Lithium, 2 Channels, without Headphones) 
    48 kHz/24-Bit:
    9 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, with Headphones) 
    10.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, with Headphones) 
    16.5 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, with Headphones) 
    192 kHz/24-Bit:
    2 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On) 
    3.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On) 
    6 Hours (Lithium, All Channels, Backlit Display, Phantom On) 
    AC/DC Power Adapter 12 VDC at 2 A (Included)

    Zoom AD-19

    Dimensions 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"
  • ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag for ZOOM F8, Zaxcom Max, Tascam DR70 & Other Recorders
    Dimensions (L x W x H) Internal: 8.5 x 4.5 x 6.5" / 21.5 x 11.5 x 16.5 cm
    External: 10.6 x 9.8 x 7.9" / 27.0 x 25.0 x 20.0 cm
    Weight 3.2 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.4 x 11.1 x 9.4"

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