Zoom F4 Multi Track Field Recorder

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    Product Description

    The Zoom F4 makes professional field recording accessible. With 6-input/8-track recording, super-low-noise mic preamps, and time code with pinpoint accuracy, the F4 offers Hollywood sound at an indie budget. Creators are making more waves in film than ever before. Thanks to affordable technology and distribution channels like YouTube, Zoom is ushering in a new era of creativity…and it’s only just begun. The Zoom F4 propels your film's sound to a whole new level.

    We didn't change the industry. You did.

    By putting high-quality sound front and center, you've changed how audiences experience film. That's why we created the Zoom F4. So professional quality sound is always within reach.

    The F4 was designed with you in mind, at a price never before thought possible.

    The Essentials For Professional Recording

      Super-low-noise microphone preamps
      The F4 is equipped with our highest-quality mic preamps. Like the F8, the F4’s mic preamps enable pristine recording and playback at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz. Its impressive audio specs include an extremely low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB), with +4 dB line-level inputs.

      TCXO Time Code
      For precise audio/video syncing, the F4 utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy—a first for this price point. The F4 supports all standard drop frame and non-drop formats, and can jam sync to time code provided by external devices. Standard BNC connectors enable easy integration into any rig.

      Advanced onboard limiters?
      Advanced onboard limiters provide overload protection which lets you capture audio in a wide range of dynamic sound environments. Limiting can be applied to all four channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 dB of headroom and controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

      Rock-solid build and lightweight design
      A compact metal chassis makes the F4 both rugged and durable, and keeps its weight down to just 2.27 pounds without batteries.
    Zoom F4 Field Recorder Features
      Multi-track recording
      With four XLR/TRS combo inputs, a 3.5mm stereo input, and a Zoom mic capsule input, the F4 can record up to six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix track—all at resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz.

      Camera return
      Input 5/6 can be used as a camera return for monitoring only. This allows you to monitor audio being sent to the camera for confidence checks.

      Dual SD card recording
      A dual SD card recording feature lets you record simultaneously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards* (up to 512 GB each). This means you can instantly back up or split recordings. For example, you can save eight tracks on one card and a stereo mix on another.
      * View a list of confirmed compatible SD cards

      File protection
      The F4 periodically saves files while recording, providing an extra level of protection from unexpected file interruptions like power loss or sudden SD card removal.

      Dual-channel recording
      Dual-channel recording mode lets you create safety tracks for inputs 1 and 2, each with independent level, limiting, delay, phase inversion, and high-pass filtering.

      Built-in shortcuts allow easy access to important menus and features. Hold the front panel OPTION button for access to TC Jam, Trim Link, Clear Clip and other important shortcuts.

      Three power sources
      Power up your F4 with 8 AA batteries or an external DC battery pack with a converter cable connector. The F4 also includes a Zoom AD-19 power supply and a DC-HIROSE adapter which serves as a third power option.

    Product Specifications
    Zoom F4 Multi Track Field Recorder Specifications
      Recording Media: Dual SD card slot supports
      • 16 MB–2 GB SD cards
      • 4 GB–32 GB SDHC cards
      • 64 GB–512 GB SDXC cards
      Inputs: 1-4
      • Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
      Inputs: XLR (MIC)
      • Input gain: +10 – +75 dB
      • Input impedance: 3.0 kO or more
      • Maximum input level: +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
      • Phantom power: +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel
      Inputs: TRS (LINE)
      • Input gain: -10 – +55 dB
      • Input impedance: 22 kO or more
      • Maximum input level: +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
      Inputs: additional info
      • Equivalent input noise: -127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150O input)
      • Frequency characteristics: 10 Hz – 80 kHz +0.5 dB/-1.5 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 5/6)
      RTN In:
      • Connectors:  3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
      • Reference input level: -10dBV (Level: -10dBV setting), +4dBu (Level: +4dBu setting)
      • Input impedance: 10k O or more
      • Maximum input level: -10 dBV (Level: -10dBV setting), +24 dBu (Level: +4dBu setting)
      Outputs: Main Out 1/2
      • Connectors: XLR balanced output (2: hot)
      • Output impedance: 150 O or less
      • Reference output level: -10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600O load
      • Maximum output level: +10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600O load
      Outputs: Sub Out 1/2
      • Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack
      • Output impedance: 1k O or less
      • Reference output level: -10 dBV (Normal Output Type), -40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kO load
      • Maximum output level: +10 dBV (Normal Output Type), -20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 10kO load
      • Connector: 1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack
      • Output impedance: 15 O or less
      • Maximum output level: 100 mW + 100 mW (32O load)
      • 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: 8 (6 inputs + stereo mix)
      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: 4.3k O or more
      • Output level: 3.0 Vpp ±10%
      • Output impedance: 50 O or less
      Power Supplies
      • Batteries: 8 AA
      • AC adapter: Zoom AD-19 DC12 V 2A (center plus) via DC-HIROSE cable adapter (both included)
      • 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: 9.5 hours or more 
      • NiMH (2450mAh): 11.5 hours or more
      • Lithium batteries: 17.5 hours or more
      Continuous Recording Time: When recording 8 channels at 48KHZ/24-BIT with headphones
      • Alkaline batteries: 9 hours or more
      • NiMH (2450mAh): 10.5 hours or more
      • Lithium batteries: 16.5 hours or more
      Continuous Recording Time: When recording 8 channels at 192KHZ/24-Bit with headphones, phantom power and display backlighting
      • Alkaline batteries: 2 hour or more
      • NiMH (2450mAh): 3.5 hours or more
      • Lithium batteries: 6 hours or more
      • 1.9” monochrome LCD: 128x64
      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, 6-in/4-out
      USB: Stereo Mix Audio Interface Operation (no driver required)
      • Class: USB 2.0 High Speed
      • Specifications: 44.1/48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-in/2-out, Note: iPad audio interface operation supported (Stereo Mix mode only)
      External Dimension
      • Main unit: 7.0 in. (W) × 5.5 in. (D) × 2.1 in. (H), 177.8 mm (W) × 141.1 mm (D) × 54.3 mm (H)
      • Main unit only: 2.27 pounds (1030g)
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  631-542-5270 Warranty:  1 Year
    Gary Clement, mamahaymes@yahoo.com
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    This is a beast of a product. The preamps are solid. The recorder has the ability to transform into a audio interface in the studio and a field recorder outside the studio. I still can't believe the build quality. And 75db of gain is insane. For sure not a device that many can compare to.
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