Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder
Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder

Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder

1-3 days please call to order - 01789 777040

SKU: ZOOM-F8

£999.00 inc VAT (£832.50 exc VAT)inc VAT

  • 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer
  • 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Phantom power (+48V/+24V) on every input
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512 GB each

1-3 days please call to order - 01789 777040

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Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder

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.

Mic pre’s
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 10dB 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 inputs ever made. Weighing just 2.1 pounds (without batteries), its aluminum chassis is both rugged and durable.

File formats, resolution, and sample rates
The Zoom F8 Multitrack Field Recorder 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.

Dual SD card recording
Record on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, up to 512 GB each, simultaneously, allowing you to instantly backup or split recordings (for example, save eight tracks onto one card and a stereo mix onto another).

Three power sources
A 4-pin Hirose connector allows the use of external 9-16 volt DC battery packs. Internal power is provided by 8 AA batteries. The F8 can switch power sources from a DC battery pack to the AA batteries at a user-defined voltage level for uninterrupted recording. You can also use the supplied 12 volt AC adapter when not on the go.

File protection
Files are saved periodically during recording. This provides an extra level of protection in the event of unexpected file interruption, for example, power loss or the removal of an SD card.

Dual-channel recording
The F8’s dual-channel recording mode allows you to create safety tracks on inputs 1-4, each with independent level, limiting, delay, phase inversion, and high-pass filtering.

Pre-record
The pre-record function allows you to capture up to 6 seconds of audio before you hit the RECORD button.

Headphone Monitoring
Out in the field, it’s important to be able to quickly check levels as you’re recording. With the F8, it’s simple. A single display lets you monitor single or multiple tracks, as well as any of the Main or Sub outputs, via a dedicated ¼” headphone jack with a front panel volume control.

Signals can be freely routed to the left and/or right headphone channels, pre- or post-fader, and the headphone output can be switched to mono. You can set headphone alert tones for low battery, recording start/stop, or recording errors.

The F8 comes equipped with a built-in 100 mW headphone amplifier, allowing you to monitor in the noisiest of environments.

For an indepth review, please see SOS’s here – F8 Review

 

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: 1-8
Connectors:
XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

INPUTS: XLR (MIC)
Input gain:
+10 – +75 dB

Input impedance:
3.3 kΩ

Maximum input level:
+14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

Phantom power:
+24/+48V 10 mA maximum for each channel

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion):
0.009% max (1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW, Input Gain min, -10dBu input)

INPUTS: TRS (LINE)
Input gain:
−10 – +55 dB

Input impedance:
28 kΩ

Maximum input level:
+34 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion):
0.010% max (1kHz, 22Hz-22kHz BW, Input Gain min +10dBu input)

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 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 1/2)

SLATE MIC:
Built-in mic for voice memos can freely be assigned to tracks

OUTPUTS: MAIN OUT 1/2
Connectors:
TA3 connectors, balanced output (2: hot)

Output impedance:
150 Ω or less

Reference output level:
−10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
−40 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 600Ω load

Maximum output level:
+10 dBV (Normal Output Type),
−20 dBV (Mic Output Type), 1 kHz, 600Ω load

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

Output impedance:
100 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 (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)

RECORDING FORMATS: WHEN WAV SELECTED
Supported formats:
44.1/47.952/48/48.048/88.2/96/192 kHz,
16/24-bit, mono/stereo/2-10 ch poly, BWF and iXML

Maximum simultaneous recording tracks:
10 (8 inputs + stereo mix)
8 (with 192 kHz 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 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:
4.6 kΩ

Output level:
3.3 Vpp

Output impedance:
50 Ω or less

POWER SUPPLIES
Batteries:
8 AA

AC adapter:
AD-19 DC12V 2A (center plus)

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:
8.5 hours or more

NiMH (2450mAh):
10 hours or more

Lithium batteries:
12.5 hours or more

CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 48KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES
Alkaline batteries:
4.5 hours or more

NiMH (2450mAh):
6 hours or more

Lithium batteries:
8.5 hours or more

CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME: WHEN RECORDING 8 CHANNELS AT 192KHZ/24-BIT WITH HEADPHONES, PHANTOM POWER AND DISPLAY BACKLIGHTING
Alkaline batteries:
1 hour or more

NiMH (2450mAh):
2 hours or more

Lithium batteries:
3 hours or more

DISPLAY
2.4″ full-color LCD:
320×240

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, 8-in/4-out

USB: STEREO MIX AUDIO INTERFACE OPERATION (NO DRIVER REQUIRED)
Class:
USB 2.0 Full 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)
178.2 mm (W) × 140.3 mm (D) × 54.3 mm (H)

WEIGHT
Main unit only:
2.1 pounds (960 g)

• 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer
• 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors
• Compact and lightweight aluminum 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; dropframe/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
• Three different power supply options: 8x AA batteries, external DC battery pack with Hirose connector, or 12V AC adapter (AA’s and DC battery pack not included)
• Automatic switching of power source from DC to batteries at user-defined voltage levels
• Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for each channel
• Phantom power (+48V/+24V) on every input
• Advanced onboard limiters for input and output
• High pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
• Input delay of up to 30 msec per channel / output delay of up to 10 frames per output
• Compatible with Zoom microphone capsules; optional extender cable enables remote positioning
• Dual mini-XLR (TA3) balanced Main Outs plus ⅛” stereo mini-jack Sub Out
• Dedicated headphone output (100mW) with front panel volume control
• 2.4″ full-color backlit LCD with monochrome mode
• Dedicated PFL display with viewable trim settings
• Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512 GB each
• Records in BWF-compliant WAV or MP3 file formats
• Support for extensive metadata (BWF and iXML); input time, date, project, scene number, etc.
• Built-in slate mic/slate tone with front panel switch
• Built-in tripod mount; camera mount adapter also included
• Use as an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface (@ 96 kHz)
• Free Zoom F8 Control App for iOS allows wireless remote control, file renaming, and metadata entry

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

Country Delivery Cost
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
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