Zoom F4 Multitrack Audio Recorder
Zoom F4 Multitrack Audio Recorder

Zoom F4 Multitrack Audio Recorder

SKU: ZOOM-F4

£534.00 inc VAT (£445.00 exc VAT)inc VAT

  •  6-input/8-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer
  • Phantom power (+48V/+24V) on every preamp
  • High pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
  • Advanced onboard limiters for input and output

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Brand: GTIN: 0642892764846

Zoom F4 Multitrack Audio Recorder

The Zoom F4 Multitrack Audio 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.

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.

Inputs
The F4 features four discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors. Each input provides a dedicated preamp with gain control knob, phantom power, a six-segment LED level meter, and a Record Ready and PFL switch. The 1/8″ stereo input or the Zoom mic capsule input can provide input for tracks 5 and 6. The F4 also includes a variable-frequency slate tone generator to confirm levels

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.

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.

Shortcuts
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 Zoom F4 Multitrack Audio Recorder 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.

Outputs
In addition to the 1/4” headphone jack with dedicated volume control, the F4 provides four other outputs. Two Main Outs (on balanced XLR jacks) let you connect to external mixers and processing devices. Two Sub Outs (on a single unbalanced 1/8″ stereo mini-jack) enable easy connection to a camera. The front panel OUTPUT button allows easy access to output levels and routing.

Time code and USB connections
Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors. The USB port facilitates firmware updates and file transfer. It also allows the F4 to be used as a 6-in/4-out USB audio interface with sample rates up to 96 kHz.

Monitoring
Flexible options help you easily monitor recordings in the field. Route any input, as well as the stereo track (pre- or post-fader), to the left or right headphone channels. A built-in 100 mW headphone amplifier provides plenty of volume for noisy environments. You can even set headphone alert tones for low battery, recording start/stop, or recording errors.

DELIVERY INFORMATION

All orders are delivered via next day tracked carrier. When placing an order please provide a suitable e-mail address and mobile number.

On despatch you will receive a notification from our carriers DPD along with updates right up to the point of delivery.

On the day of delivery you will get an accurate 1 hour time window for the items arrival.

You’ll even be able to contact your driver and track his progress!

Track your parcel here: DPD Tracking


Delivery Rates

We deliver Worldwide!

*Please note, FREE SHIPPING applies to Mainland UK addresses only.


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Country Delivery Cost Ex vat
UK Mainland (orders under £400 ex vat)  £6.66 – Next Day Courier
UK Mainland £2.46 – Royal Mail 2-3 Days
UK Mainland Saturday Shipping £13
Austria £20
Belgium £15
Bosnia £65
Bulgaria £35
Croatia £30
Czech Republic £25
Denmark £20
Estonia £30
Finland £30
France £15
Germany £15
Greece £35
Hungary £30
Iceland £65
Italy £25
Jersey £25
Latvia £35
Lithuania £35
Luxembourg £15
Netherlands £15
Norway £65
Poland £30
Portugal £30
Republic of Ireland £25
Romania £35
Serbia £65
Slovakia £25
Slovenia £25
Spain £25
Sweden £65
Switzerland £50

Returns Policy:

Not happy with your purchase?
Don’t worry, you can return goods ordered from us at any time within 14 working days of receipt for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product. Before returning any items, notify us so we know what to expect.
All we ask is that you return the items to us in the same condition that we supplied them to you. Please package the items up securely and safely so that they are not damaged during transit. Uuse the original delivery packaging where possible.

We strongly recommend using a recorded or tracked delivery service. Please send the return items to:
Returns, Raycom Ltd, Unit 8 Abbey Court Lane, Abbey Lane, Evesham, WR11 4BY

Returns Terms & Conditions:

Returns of an order for a refund or an exchange:

  • Cost of return – The costs of returning goods to Raycom shall be borne by you, the customer, in all circumstances without exception, unless otherwise agreed upon with Raycom.
  • Loss & damage – Return items must be packed suitably and insured against the event of loss in transit. Raycom Ltd will not be responsible for lost or damaged returned goods. Lost or damaged goods may effect the level of refund on equipment.
  • Delivery costs – The original postage and packaging costs will not be refunded under any circumstances unless agreed with Raycom Ltd
  • Upon receipt of the goods, to Raycom Ltd, and with prior arrangement, we will give you a full refund of the amount paid or an exchange credit as required and agreed

The right to return goods to us will not apply in the following circumstances:

  • in the event that the product has been used, in any way, shape or form, other than limited useage when the goods are unpacked
  • in the case of software, audio or visual products, where the packaging has been unsealed, broken or is incomplete
  • to any products that we have made on special order and or customised specifically for you

The provisions of this clause do not affect your statutory rights. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions, or should you have a question regarding this policy, please do get in touch.

Cancelling an order:

In accordance with the distance selling regulations, any order with us can be cancelled before we have dispatched your items. In this instance we will refund you in full using the chosen payment method. Terms for our cancellation and returns policy.

If you wish to cancel your order:

  • Notify us by email sales@raycom.co.uk before we have dispatched the goods to you, or
  • where goods have already been dispatched to you, by returning goods to us in accordance with our returns policy

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 kΩ 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 kΩ 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, 150Ω 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:
+10 dBV (Level: -10 dBV setting),
+4 dBu (Level: +4 dBu setting)

Input impedance:
10k Ω or more

Maximum input level:
-10 dBV (Level: -10 dBV setting)
+24 dBu (Level: +4 dBu setting)

OUTPUTS: MAIN OUT 1/2
Connectors:
XLR balanced output (2: hot)

Output impedance:
150 Ω or less

Reference output level:
−10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600Ω load

Maximum output level:
+10 dBV, 1 kHz, 600Ω load

OUTPUTS: SUB OUT 1/2
Connector:
3.5 mm stereo mini unbalanced output jack

Output impedance:
1k 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:
8 (6 Inputs + L/R MIX recording at 192kHz 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 32 GB 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 Ω or more

Output level:
3.0 Vpp ±10%

Output impedance:
50 Ω 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 48 KHZ/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 48 KHZ/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 192 KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES, PHANTOM POWER, AND DISPLAY BACKLIGHTING
Alkaline batteries:
2 hours or more

NiMH (2450mAh):
3.5 hours or more

Lithium batteries:
6 hours or more

DISPLAY
1.9″ monochrome LCD with white backlight
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 DIMENSIONS
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)

WEIGHT
Main unit only:
2.27 pounds (1030g

• 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 (+48V/+24V) 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)
• The F4 can also be mounted to a tripod and attached to your camera using the included mounting bracket.

*The F4 does not have Bluetooth capabilities and is not compatible with the Zoom F8 iOS app

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