8 tracks portable recorder at 192 kHz 24-Bit designed for filmmakers
For Filmmaking and Sound Design
Advances in video have made filmmaking accessible to creators everywhere. But the accessibility of professional audio devices has not kept pace. Field recorders, with essential features such as time code, have been unobtainable for most. Until now.
The F8 is made for serious filmmakers and sound designers. With 8-input/10-track recording, super low-noise preamps, and support for 24-bit/192 kHz audio, the F8 captures the highest-quality audio.
Outfitted with our finest mic preamps to date, the F8 features an extremely low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB), with +4 dB line inputs.
High-resolution audio and advanced limiters
The F8 can record at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and is equipped with onboard limiters designed to provide overload protection. Limiting can be applied to all 8 channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 dB of headroom and controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.
Time code with pinpoint accuracy
The F8’s time code is state-of-the-art. It utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy, enabling rock-solid syncing of audio and video.
The F8 supports all standard dropframe and non-drop formats, and can jam sync to time code being provided by external devices. An input and output are provided on standard BNC connectors, enabling easy integration into any rig.
Weight and build
The F8 is not only versatile and feature rich, it is the smallest field recorder with eight XLR combo preamps ever made. Weighing just 2.1 pounds (without batteries), its aluminum chassis is both rugged and durable.
Sound professionals sometimes work in dusty, hard-to-see environments. Level meters with adjustable brightness and its 2.4 inch full-color backlit LCD (which can be set to monochrome mode), make the F8 easy to use in any environment — from low-light to direct sunlight.
File formats, resolution, and sample rates
The F8 records in BWF-compatible WAV format at 16 or 24-bit resolution, and at any standard sample rate up to 192 kHz. When recording files in MP3 format, you can choose bit rates of 128, 192, or 320 kbps.
A first in the field - BT Control App
The F8 is the first field recorder to come with wireless Bluetooth control. The Zoom F8 Control App for iOS provides extensive wireless remote control of the F8 from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (5th Gen) using Bluetooth LE protocol. Functions include Record, Play, Stop, Fast-Forward, and Rewind, plus mixer pan and fader level. You can also monitor input levels, current time code, and battery status. With Zoom F8 Control, you can rename files, enter metadata, and set date/time information directly from your iOS device.
|Audio Input||Jack TRS (8X), XLR-3 (8X)|
|Output||Jack Stereo TRS (1X), Jack Stereo TRS 3.5 mm (1X), Stereo 2 XLR-3 (1X)|
|Sampling||192 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 47.952, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz|
|Quantization||16 bits, 24 bits|
|Signal to noise ratio||−127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150Ω input)|
|Frequency Response||1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz|
|Gain||XLR : +10 - +75 dB; TRS : -10 - -75 dB|
|System Compatibility||MAC, PC|
|Power supply||AA battery|
|Dimensions (L x W x D)||178 x 140 x 53 mm|
|Net weight (kg)||0.96|
|What's in the Box||- Camera Mount Adapter |
- Zoom AD-19 12V AC adapter
- 2 x TA3 to XLR Cable
- Cubase LE and WaveLab LE Download Codes