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Zoom F4 Field Recorder – No Longer Available

Professional field recorder with super-low-noise mic preamps, and time code with pinpoint accuracy
MFR# ZF4

Product Description

The Zoom F4 Field Recorder propels your film's sound to a whole new level. 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.

The F4 is equipped with Zoom's 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.

Zoom AutoMix takes some work off your plate, automatically adjusting the levels of your mix and helping you reduce any ambient sound. Now with this smart software, you can focus on what really matters – capturing a well-balanced mix.

For precise audio/video syncing, the F4 utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy—even when powered off! 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 Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters add a 1 millisecond delay that enables the limiters to “look ahead” anticipating clipping before it’s recorded. Limiting can be applied to each of the 6 channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 dB of headroom and controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

A compact metal chassis makes the F4 both rugged and durable, and keeps its weight down to just 2.27 pounds without batteries.

Features:

  • 6-input/8-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer
  • 6 discrete inputs, including with 4 locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors,
  • a stereo 3.5mm input, and Zoom mic capsule input
  • Input 5/6 can be used as a camera return for monitoring only.
  • Compact and lightweight metal 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; drop frame/non-drop
  • formats with Jam Sync
  • Three different power supply options: 8x AA batteries, external DC battery pack
  • with 4-pin HIROSE connector, and Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter with
  • DHC-1 DC-HIROSE cable (included)
  • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for
  • each channel
  • Phantom power (+48 V/+24 V) on every preamp
  • High pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
  • Advanced onboard limiters for input and output
  • Input delay of up to 30 msec per channel / output delay of up to
  • 10 frames per output
  • Compatible with all Zoom mic capsules; optional ECM extender cable
  • enables remote positioning
  • Dedicated headphone output (100 mW) with front panel volume control
  • Dual XLR balanced Main Outs plus 1/8" stereo mini-jack Sub Out
  • Front panel OPTION button gives quick access to important shortcuts
  • 1.9” white, backlit monochrome LCD
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512 GB each
  • Support for extensive metadata (BWF and iXML); input time, date,
  • project, scene number, etc.
  • Built-in tripod mount; camera mount adapter also included
  • Use as a 6-in/4-out USB audio interface (@ 96 kHz)

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