Updated June 1/2017
Zoom F8 Multi Track Field Recorder - $1399 - special order
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/192kHz audio, the F8 captures the highest-quality audio. This recorder features an extremely low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB), with +4 dB line inputs .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.
The F8’s time code is state-of-the-art. It utilizes a precision oscillator 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.
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.
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.
* 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
Zoom Protective Case for F8 (PCF-8) - $219 - special order
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