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The Zoom F8n is a the latest generation of the popular portable field recorder, with all new features to make your field and ENG recordings easier and sound better. This 8-in/4-out 10-track field recorder offers low-noise preamps, time-code compatibility, extensive onboard metering, and dual redundant SDXC card recording at up to 24-bit/192kHz. The F8N’s advanced look-ahead limiter ensures you’ll never lose a great take due to distorted audio. Multiple power sources include internal and external batteries plus AC, and the F8N even goes beyond most high-end field recorders with its included camera-mounting bracket and Bluetooth remote control via a free iOS app.
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. Timecode I/O is provided on BNC connectors.
The F8n can record to an SD card and your computer via USB simultaneously. For use during live streaming, file back-up and more. And you can easily back up your files and stream live while recording
- Record all 8 input sources plus a stereo mix
- 8 mic pres with phantom power and 75dB of gain
- Limiting, delay, highpass processing, and more onboard
- Dual SD card recording provides instant backup security
- Full time code support for use with professional setups
- Includes all standard dropframe and non-drop formats
- Time code I/O via universally compatible BNC connectors
- Camera-mount adapter simplifies tripod rigging
- Choose from 3 power options for maximum portability
- Add Zoom Mic Capsules for on-camera recording
- Comprehensive metering options include LCD display and LED meters
- Access advanced functions and metering via iOS app
Audio Interface: 10 x 4 Field Recorder
Simultaneous Rec Tracks: 8
Simultaneous Play Tracks: 10 (8 plus stereo mix)
Built-in Mic(s): Slate Mic
Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4″ combo, 10-pin Mic Connector (Zoom mic capsules)
Analog Outputs: 2 x TA3 (main out), 1 x 1/8″ TRS (sub out)
Headphone Outputs: 1 x 1/4″
Memory (removable): 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slots (up to 512GB each)
File Format: WAV
USB: 1 x Type Mini-B
Clock I/O: In, Out
Software: Zoom AutoMix, Cubase LE (download code), WaveLab LE (download code)
Power Supply: 12V DC power supply (included) / 8 x AA batteries / 4-pin Hirose 9-18V DC power supply (sold separately)
Max Battery Life: Up to 8 hours @ 48kHz (Lithium), Up to 6 hours @ 48kHz (NiMH), Up to 3 hours @ 192kHz (Lithium)
Stand Mountable: Tripod Mount
Dimensions: 178.2 × 140.3 × 54.3 mm
Weight: 1.0 kg