ZOOM F8 Field Recording and Sound Design

739.00

Description

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Features at a Glance

FEATURE LIST

  • 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer
  • 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Compact and lightweight aluminum 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 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, and 44.1 kHz, plus 47.952 kHz/48.048 kHz for HD video compatibility; 16-/24-bit resolution
  • Accurate Time Code (0.2 ppm) I/O on standard BNC connectors; dropframe/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
  • Three different power supply options: 8x AA batteries, external DC battery pack with Hirose connector, or 12V AC adapter (AA’s and DC battery pack not included)
  • Automatic switching of power source from DC to batteries at user-defined voltage levels
  • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for each channel
  • Phantom power (+48V/+24V) on every preamp
  • Advanced onboard limiters for input and output
  • High pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
  • Input delay of up to 30 msec per channel / output delay of up to 10 frames per output
  • Compatible with Zoom microphone capsules; optional extender cable enables remote positioning
  • Dual mini-XLR (TA3) balanced Main Outs plus ⅛” stereo mini-jack Sub Out
  • Dedicated headphone output (100 mW) with front panel volume control
  • 2.4″ full-color backlit LCD with monochrome mode
  • Dedicated PFL display with viewable trim settings
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512 GB each
  • Records in BWF-compliant WAV or MP3 file formats
  • Support for extensive metadata (BWF and iXML); input time, date, project, scene number, etc.
  • Built-in slate mic/slate tone with front panel switch
  • Built-in tripod mount; camera mount adapter also included
  • Use as an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface (@ 96 kHz)
  • Free Zoom F8 Control App for iOS allows wireless remote control, file renaming, and metadata entry

SPECS

RECORDING MEDIA

DUAL SD CARD SLOT SUPPORTS: 16 MB–2 GB SD cards 4 GB–32 GB SDHC cards64 GB–512 GB SDXC cards

INPUTS: 1-8

CONNECTORS: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

INPUTS: XLR (MIC)

INPUT GAIN: +10 – +75 dB
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 3.3 kΩ
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
PHANTOM POWER: +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel
THD (TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION): 0.009% max (1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW, Input Gain min, -10dBu input)

INPUTS: TRS (LINE)

INPUT GAIN: −10 – +55 dB
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 28 kΩ
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +34 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
THD (TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION): 0.010% max (1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW, Input Gain min +10dBu input)

INPUTS: ADDITIONAL INFO

EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE: −127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150Ω input)
FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTICS: 10 Hz – 80 kHz +0.5 dB/−1 dB (192 kHz sampling rate)
A/D DYNAMIC RANGE: 120 dB typ (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
CROSSTALK: −90 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)
MIC IN: ZOOM mic capsule input (use disables Inputs 1/2)
SLATE MIC: Built-in mic for voice memos can freely be assigned to tracks

OUTPUTS: MAIN OUT 1/2

CONNECTORS: TA3 connectors, balanced output (2: hot)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 150 Ω or less
REFERENCE OUTPUT LEVEL: −10 dBV (Normal Output Type), −40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 600Ω load
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type), −20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 600Ω load

OUTPUTS: SUB OUT 1/2

CONNECTOR: 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 100 Ω or less
REFERENCE OUTPUT LEVEL: −10 dBV (Normal Output Type), −40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type), −20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kΩ load

HEADPHONE

CONNECTOR: 1/4″ unbalanced stereo output jack
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 15 Ω or less
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: 100 mW + 100 mW (32Ω load)

D/A

D/A DYNAMIC RANGE: 106 dB typical (−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/2-10 ch poly, BWF and iXML
MAXIMUM SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING TRACKS: 10 (8 inputs + stereo mix) 8 (with 192 kHz sampling rate)

RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN MP3 SELECTED

SUPPORTED FORMATS: 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
MAXIMUM SIMULTANEOUS RECORDING TRACKS: 2

RECORDING TIME

USING A 32GB CARD: 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV) 7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)

TIME CODE

CONNECTOR: BNC
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 kΩ
OUTPUT LEVEL: 3.3 Vpp
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 50 Ω or less

POWER SUPPLIES

BATTERIES: 8 AA
AC ADAPTER: AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)
EXTERNAL DC POWER SUPPLY: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9–16 V

CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 2 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/16-BIT WITHOUT HEADPHONES

ALKALINE BATTERIES: 8.5 hours or more
NIMH (2450MAH): 10 hours or more
LITHIUM BATTERIES: 12.5 hours or more

CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES

ALKALINE BATTERIES: 4.5 hours or more
NIMH (2450MAH): 6 hours or more
LITHIUM BATTERIES: 8.5 hours or more

CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 192KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES, PHANTOM POWER AND DISPLAY BACKLIGHTING

ALKALINE BATTERIES: 1 hour or more
NIMH (2450MAH): 2 hours or more
LITHIUM BATTERIES: 3 hours or more

DISPLAY

2.4″ FULL-COLOR LCD: 320×240

USB: MASS STORAGE OPERATION

CLASS: USB 2.0 High Speed

USB: MULTITRACK AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (DRIVER REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS, NOT REQUIRED FOR MAC)

CLASS: USB 2.0 High Speed
SPECIFICATIONS: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, 8-in/4-out
*Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD

USB: STEREO MIX AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (NO DRIVER REQUIRED)

CLASS: USB 2.0 Full Speed
SPECIFICATIONS: 44.1/48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-in/2-out
Note: iPad audio interface operation supported (Stereo Mix mode only)*Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

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)

WEIGHT

MAIN UNIT ONLY: 2.1 pounds (960 g)