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Zoom F8 Multi-Track Field Recorder



PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8x XLR/TRS Combo Jacks with +75 dB Gain
  • Up to 192 kHz/ 24-Bit PCM Recording
  • Record Up to 10 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Dual Channel Recordings at Two Levels
  • Works with Zoom Microphone Capsules
  • 2x SDXC Card Slots
  • Built-In Slate Microphone
  • 8x AA Batteries, AC, External DC Adaptor
  • Supports SMPTE Timecode I/O
  • +24V/+48V Phantom Power



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 jacks 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 InputsProvides 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 ResolutionRecords up to 192 kHz at 24-bit resolution
Simultaneous RecordingRecords 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 LevelsRecords backup recordings at a lower input level to help prevent unexpected loud noises from distorting the recording
LimiterProvides 10 dB of headroom with a threshold that can be set by the user
Supports SMPTE Timecode I/OUses a high-precision oscillator that enables the generation of accurate time code with a discrepancy of less than 0.2 frames per 24 hours
OutputsAllows you to send the audio signal to a video camera or other device while simultaneously monitoring
Mixer FunctionalityAllows for inputs 1-8 to be routed to outputs freely
Phantom PowerSupports +24V and +48V phantom power
Three Possible Power SuppliesCan 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 SlotsAllows 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 OutsAllows the unit to be used as a 2-in/2-out audio interface as well as an 8-in/40-out audio interface (driver required for Windows, not required for Mac)
Built-In MicrophoneWorks as both a slate mic as well as a tool for voice memos
Zoom Mic Capsule FunctionalitySupports the company's line of interchangeable mic capsules that can be used instead of inputs 1/2




Connectors8x XLR/TRS combo jacksInput Gain+10 to +75 dBInput Impedance3.3 kOhmsMaximum Input Level+14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)Phantom Power+24/+48 V 10 mA maximum for each channelInput Gain-10 to 55 dBInput Impedance22 kOhmsMaximum 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 Response10 Hz to 80 kHzDynamic Range120 dB typ (-60 dBFS input, A-weighted)Crosstalk-69 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)MicCapsule: Zoom mic capsule input (use disables inputs 1/2)
Slate Mic: Built-in mic for voice memos can be assigned to tracks freelyConnectorsMain 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 jackOutput ImpedanceMain Out 1/2: 150 ohms or less
Sub Out 1/2: 150 ohms or less
Headphones: 15 ohms or lessReference OutputMain 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 loadMaximum Output LevelMain 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 RangeD/A: 106 dB typ (-60 dBFS input, A-weighted)Supported FormatsWAV: 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 TracksWAV: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix)
MP3: 2TimeUsing a 32 GB card: 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV), 7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)ConnectorBNCModesOff, Int Free Run, Int Record Run, Int RTC Run, Ext, Ext Auto Rec (audio clock can be synchronized to Timecode)Frame Rates23.976ND, 24ND, 25ND, 29.97ND, 29.97D, 30ND, 30DPrecision±0.2 ppmInput Level0.2 - 5.0 VppInput Impedance4.6 kOhmsOutput Level3.3 VppOutput Impedance50 ohms or lessBatteries8x AAAC AdapterAD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)External DC SourceHIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9-16 VBattery / RuntimeWhen 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 moreDisplay2.4" full-color LCD (320 x 240)USBClass: USB 2.0 high speedInterfaceAs 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 outDimensions (W x D x H)7.02 x 5.50 x 2.16" (178.2 x 139.8 x 54.8 mm)Weight2.1 lb (0.95 kg)