Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Recorder

Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag & Harness

Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag & Harness

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Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag & Harness

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Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder Kit with ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag & Harness Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Recorder ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag for ZOOM F8, Zaxcom Max, Tascam DR70 & Other Recorders ORCA Audio Bag Harness

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Product Highlights

  • Includes Zoom F8n
  • 8 x XLR/TRS Combo Jacks with +75 dB Gain
  • Up to 192 kHz / 24-Bit PCM Recording
  • Record up to 10 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Look-Ahead Limiters Eliminate Clipping
  • Zoom AutoMix: Automatic Level Adjustment
  • Includes ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag
  • Includes ORCA Audio Bag Harness
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Zoom F8n Overview

  • 1Description

Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Zoom F8n Multitrack Field Recorder Kit provides the aforementioned field recorder, an ORCA OR-28 Mini Audio Bag, and an ORCA Audio Bag Harness for carrying it all around the set. The recorder offers eight XLR-1/4" combination inputs with +75 dB of gain, as well as the ability to record 10 tracks simultaneously at sample rates and resolutions of up to 192 kHz/24-bits. Its onboard lookahead limiters can help eliminate clipping, and the AutoMix function can automatically adjust levels to reduce the amount of ambient noise in your recordings.

The ORCA OR-28 Mini Bag sports an internal honeycomb frame to protect the F8n, as well as a transparent TPU top, two handles, and multiple pockets. The harness helps distribute the weight of the F8n while you operate it in the field or on set. It sports an EVA skeleton and mesh fabric for ventilation.

  • Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Recorder

    The Zoom F8n 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 XLR/TRS combo jacks that provide +75 dB maximum input gain, and support for line-level inputs. It can record up to 10 tracks simultaneously (channels 1 through 8 plus a stereo mix), or up to eight channels when recording at the A/D converter's maximum 24-bit 192 kHz resolution.

    The Zoom F8n boasts options like Zoom's AutoMix, which automatically adjusts the levels to reduce ambient sound, ensuring a clean and well-captured sound. If you're working on a one- to four-track project, you can utilize dual-channel recording to create safety tracks. Capture signal loudly with one, and have the other set to low gains as a backup should the louder mic feel over-saturated from too much level.

    You'll also note the advanced lookahead limiters, which add 1 ms of delay to the signal. This is imperceptible to the person listening and does not affect the final product, but this millisecond makes all the difference in the digital world, as it protects against clipping before it's ever recording. For time code generation, the F8n makes use of a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy, making sure audio and video stay synced. 

    Power to the recorder can be supplied in one of three ways: via AA batteries, an AC adapter, or a 9 to 18 VDC external power pack. Two SD 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 as an 8-in/4-out audio interface at sample rates up to 96 kHz. A built-in slate mic allows you to make voice memos and the unit's slate tone can be used to confirm specific levels. Proprietary Zoom capsules can be plugged into the unit, so you can record stereo straight to the F8n. 

    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.
    Zoom AutoMix
    This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the amount of ambient sound, so you can focus on capturing a well-balanced mix.
    Time Code Generation
    The F8n utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy, enabling rock-solid syncing of audio and video. When powered off, the F8n will maintain a 0.2 ppm accuracy, and Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors.
    Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters
    The F8n is equipped with Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters that provide overload protection no matter what comes your way by adding a 1 millisecond delay; these limiters "look ahead" to anticipate clipping before it's recorded and are applied to each of the 8 channels simultaneously at full resolution—and 10 to 20 dB of headroom to ensure clean audio on every take.
    The F8n can record to an SD card and your computer via USB simultaneously, and you can easily back up your files and stream live while recording. You can also record to two SD cards at once for simultaneous, redundant recording, ensuring you're capturing all the audio all the time.
    Louder, Cleaner, and Clearer Monitoring over Zoom F8
    Volume, clarity, and immersion are equally important for proper monitoring in the field. That's why updates have been made to the F8n's headphone processing to maximize all three. A digital gain boost has been added to minimize ambient bleed, which can cause comb filtering resulting in poor audio quality. Signals can be freely routed to the left and/or right headphone channels, pre- or post-fader. Additionally, the headphone output can be switched to mono. You also can set headphone alert tones for low battery, recording start/stop, or recording errors.
    Onboard Features for Ambisonics and VR
    Capable of recording 360-audio, the F8n sports an Ambisonics mode that features A to B decoding, gain and settings linking, and a customized metering screen.
    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 adapter (included), or a 9 to 18 VDC external power pack (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
    The unit can be used as an 8-in/4-out audio interface at sample rates up to 96 kHz.
    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.
    The pre-record function allows you to capture up to 6 seconds of audio before you hit the RECORD button.
    UPC: 884354019037
  • 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.
  • ORCA Audio Bag Harness

    The ORCA Audio Bag Harness is a ventilated harness to help distribute the weight while carrying an audio mixer. An internal cable and pouch for a battery or power bank are built-in to the harness. The harness features aluminum buckles for connection to any Orca audio bag and can be adapted for different users. The EVA skeleton and mesh fabric allows for ventilation.

    Internal cable and pouch for battery or power bank
    Ventilated using EVA skeleton with mesh fabric
    Aluminum buckles provide strength and connect to any Orca audio bag
    Sliding system fits any operator of any size
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Recorder
    Portable Recorder
    Number of Tracks WAV:
    10 (8 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
    Microphone Built-In Slate Mic
    Built-In Speaker No
    Display Color 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 Depth 16/24-Bit
    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 8 x Combo XLR / 1/4" TRS Input
    1 x Proprietary Mic Capsule Input
    2 x TA3 Balanced Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Output
    1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output

    Zoom Mic Capsule disables Input 1 and 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
    Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
    +14 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS) 
    Line Inputs:
    +24 dBu (Limiter On, at 0 dBFS) 
    Max Output Level Outputs:
    +24 dBu 
    Aux Outputs:
    +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 Mic Inputs:
    2 kOhms 
    Line Inputs:
    2.6 kOhms 
    ≤150 Ohms 
    Aux Outputs:
    ≤100 Ohms 
    Headphone Outputs:
    ≤15 Ohms 
    BNC Inputs:
    4.6 kOhms 
    BNC Outputs:
    ≤50 Ohms 
    EIN ≤-127 dBu 
    Power Options Batteries, AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 8 x AA
    Approximate Battery Life 48 kHz/16-Bit:
    6 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels) 
    8.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels) 
    12 Hours (Lithium, 2 Channels) 
    48 kHz/24-Bit:
    3.5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels) 
    6 Hours (NiMH, All Channels) 
    8 Hours (Lithium, All Channels) 
    192 kHz/24-Bit:
    1 Hour (Alkaline, All Channels) 
    2 Hours (NiMH, All Channels) 
    3 Hours (Lithium, All Channels) 
    AC/DC Power Adapter 12 VDC at 2 A (Included)

    Zoom AD-19

    Dimensions 7.0 x 5.5 x 2.1" / 178.2 x 140.3 x 54.3 mm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 10.2 x 4.1"
  • 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"
  • ORCA Audio Bag Harness
    Dimensions L x W: 29.1 x 26.4" (74.0 x 67.0 cm)
    Weight 1.47 lb (0.67 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.2 x 8.2 x 4.3"

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