Zoom F8n Pro
Professional 8-Input / 10-Track field recorder with 32-bit float recording
SOME MAKE SOUND. OTHERS MAKE HISTORY.
When developing the F8n, it was our mission to provide every sound professional with the tools to create something exceptional. With features such as Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters, Zoom AutoMix?, and mic/line options for both XLR and TRS inputs, the F8n is the next generation of professional field recording.
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, the limiters ?look ahead? anticipating clipping before it?s recorded. Limiting is applied to each of the 8 channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 to 20 dB of headroom to ensure pristine audio on every take.
The F8n features a super-low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB). Mic/line levels are selectable for both XLR and TRS inputs.
Meet your new assistant sound editor, the Zoom AutoMix?. This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the amount of ambient sound, so you can focus on what really matters - capturing a well-balanced mix.
State-Of-The-Art Time Code
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 up to 0.2 ppm accuracy. Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors.
The F8n can record to an SD card and your computer via USB simultaneously. For use during livestreaming, file back-up and more. And you can easily back up your files and stream live while recording.
SAFEGUARD YOUR RECORDINGS
Dual SD Card Recording
Record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 512 GB each, allowing for redundant recording.
Three Power Sources
A 4-pin Hirose connector allows the use of external 9-18 volt DC battery packs. Power can also be provided by 8 AA batteries or the AD-19 AC adapter included with your device. The F8n can switch power sources at a user-defined voltage level for uninterrupted recording.
The F8n?s dual-channel recording mode allows you to create safety tracks by doubling up the recordings from inputs 1-4 onto tracks 5-8. Tracks can be controlled independently, allowing you to customize each safety track with different gain, limiting, and more.
The pre-record function allows you to capture up to 6 seconds of audio before you hit the RECORD button.
LOUDER, CLEANER, AND CLEARER MONITORING
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.
The Zoom F8 Control App (for iOS / for Android) provides extensive wireless remote control of the F8n from your iPhone, iPad, or Android using Bluetooth LE protocol. Functions include mixer pan and fader levels as well transport controls. It also monitors input levels, current time code, and battery status. When you?re finished, you can even enter file and metadata info directly from your iOS / Android device.
Sold separately, the Zoom F-Control FRC-8 is the control surface that no serious rig is complete without. With 60mm faders and clear channel indicators, the F-Control?s simple, ergonomic design gives you complete authority over your workflow. Pair your F-Control with the Zoom F8 Control App to turn your iPhone, iPad, or Android into a large-scale meter monitor for easy reading.
Capable of recording 360-audio, the F8n is a must-have for engineers of the future. The F8n?s Ambisonics mode features A to B decoding, gain and settings linking, and a customized metering screen.
The VR Dream Team
For the ultimate VR rig, pair the Zoom F8n with a Sennheiser AMBEO mic. Built for mobility and backed by two quality names, this combination lets you capture premium 360-audio anywhere and everywhere.
The F8n?s 2.4-inch full-color backlit display with monochromatic mode makes field work equally easy in low or direct lighting.
The F8n has a built-in slate mic for recording comments as well as the ability to output a variable frequency tone signal.
The control panel features stop, search forward and search backward keys as well as illuminated play/pause and record buttons.
Each input features a built-in preamp with a dedicated gain control knob and a 6-segment LED level meter.
A USB port enables firmware updates, file transfer, and allows the F8n to be used as an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface operating at sample rates up to 24-bit / 96kHz.
The F8n provides 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, allowing you to plug in any microphone, wireless pack, or line level device. Any input can also be used as a camera return.
SD CARD SLOTS
Record on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 512 GB each, simultaneously, allowing you to instantly backup or split recordings.
The unit?s 1/4" headphone jack also comes with dedicated volume control.
The F8n provides four outputs: two Main Outs (on balanced TA3 mini-XLR jacks) for connection to external mixers and processing devices; and two Sub Outs (on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack) for connection to a camera. The F8n also provides a selectable +4 dBu output.
The F8n can be powered by a 9-18V external DC power supply.
TIME CODE IN/OUT
Timecode can be generated internally or transmitted from an external timecode generator.
10-PIN MIC CONNECTOR
Our proprietary 10-pin connector enables the use of interchangeable Zoom mic capsules, with optional extension cables that allow for remote positioning
DUAL SD CARD SLOTS SUPPORTS: 16MB"2GB SD cards, 4GB"32GB SDHC cards and 64GB"512GB SDXC cards
CONNECTORS: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
INPUT SOURCE SET TO MIC
INPUT GAIN: +10 " +75 dB
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 2 k?
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
PHANTOM POWER: +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel
INPUT SOURCE SET TO LINE
INPUT GAIN: -10 " +55 dB
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 2.6 k?
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
INPUTS: ADDITIONAL INFO
EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE: '127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75dB input gain, 150? input)
FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTICS: 10 Hz " 80 kHz +0.5dB/'1dB (192kHz sampling rate)
A/D DYNAMIC RANGE: 120 dB typ ('60dBFS input, A-weighted)
CROSSTALK: '90 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1kHz)
MIC IN: ZOOM mic capsule input (use disables Inputs 1/2)
SLATE MIC: Built-in mic for voice memos can be assigned to tracks freely
OUTPUTS : MAIN OUT 1/2
CONNECTORS: TA-3 connectors, balanced output (2: hot)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 150 ? or less
REFERENCE OUTPUT LEVEL: '10 dBV (normal output level), +4 dBu (Output Level: Line), 1 kHz, 600? load
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +10 dBV (normal output level), +24 dBu (Output Level: Line), 1 kHz, 600? load
OUTPUTS: SUB OUT 1/2
CONNECTOR: 3.5mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 100 ? or less
REFERENCE OUTPUT LEVEL: '10 dBV (normal output level), '40 dBV (mic output level), 1 kHz, 10k? load
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +10 dBV (normal output level), -20 dBV (mic output level), 1 kHz, 10k? load
CONNECTOR: 1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 15 ? or less
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: 100mW + 100mW (32? load)
D/A DYNAMIC RANGE: 106 dB typ ('60dBFS input, A-weighted)
RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN WAV SELECTED
SUPPORTED FORMATS: 44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo//2-10ch poly, BWF and iXML
MAXIMUM SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING TRACKS: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix)
8 (at 192kHz sampling rate)
RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN MP3 SELECTED
SUPPORTED FORMATS: 128/192/320kbps, 44.1/48kHz, ID3v1 tags
MAXIMUM SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING TRACKS: 2
USING A 32GB CARD: 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
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 " 5.0 Vpp
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 4.6 k?
OUTPUT LEVEL: 3.3 Vpp
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 50 ? or less
BATTERIES: 8 AA
AC ADAPTER: AC adapter: AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)
EXTERNAL DC POWER SUPPLY: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector
(1 pin: ', 4 pin: +), 9"18 V
POWER CONSUMPTION: 15 W
CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME WHEN RECORDING 2 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/16-BIT TO SD1 WITH MAIN/SUB OUT OFF, TIME CODE OFF, LED/LCD BRIGHTNESS 5, 32? HEAD- PHONES, PHANTOM OFF
ALKALINE BATTERIES: 6 hours or more
NIMH (2450MAH): 8.5 hours or more
LITHIUM BATTERIES: 12 hours or more
CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/24-BIT TO SD1 WITH MAIN/SUB OUT OFF, TIME CODE OFF, LED/LCD BRIGHTNESS 5, 32? HEAD- PHONES, PHANTOM OFF
ALKALINE BATTERIES: 3.5 hours or more
NIMH (2450MAH): 6 hours or more
LITHIUM BATTERIES: 8 hours or more
CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 192KHZ/24-BIT TO SD1 WITH MAIN/SUB OUT ON, TIME CODE INT FREE RUN, LED/LCD BRIGHTNESS 60, 32? HEADPHONES, PHANTOM 48V
ALKALINE BATTERIES: 1 hour or more
NIMH (2450MAH): 2 hours or more
LITHIUM BATTERIES: 3 hours or more
2.4" FULL-COLOR LCD: 320x240
USB: MASS STORAGE OPERATION
CLASS: USB 2.0 High Speed
USB: MULTI TRACK AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)
CLASS: USB 2.0 High Speed
SPECIFICATIONS: 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz sampling rate, 16/24-bit , 8 in/4 out
USB : STEREO MIX AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (NO DRIVER REQUIRED)
CLASS: USB 2.0 Full Speed
SPECIFICATIONS: 44.1/48kHz sampling rate, 16-bit , 2 in/2 out
AUDIO INTERFACE WITH REC. (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)
CLASS: USB 2.0 High Speed
SPECIFICATIONS: 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, 16/24-bit , 10 in/4 out
*Note: iOS device audio interface operation supported (stereo mode only)
MAIN UNIT: 7.0 in. (W) - 5.5 in. (D) - 2.1 in. (H) 178.2 mm (W) - 140.3 mm (D) - 54.3 mm (H)
MAIN UNIT ONLY: 2.2 pounds (1000 g)
HERE'S WHAT COMES INCLUDED WITH THE F8N
F8n Field RecorderZoom AD-19 12V AC AdapterCubase LE and WaveLab LE download codesOperation manual
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES (not included)
PCF-8n Field BagPCF-4 Field BagECM-3 Mic Capsule Extender CableECM-6 Mic Capsule Extender CableXYH-5 X/Y Mic CapsuleXYH-6 X/Y Mic CapsuleMSH-6 Mid-Side Mic CapsuleSGH-6 Shotgun Mic CapsuleSSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Mic CapsuleEXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Input CapsuleCMF-8 Camera Mounting BracketTXF-8 TA3 to XLR Cables
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