Zoom F4 Professional Multi-track Field Recorder

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The Zoom F4 professional field recording has never been so accessible. The Zoom F4 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.

Zoom F4 Professional Multitrack Field Recorder
The Zoom F4 professional field recording has never been so accessible. Thanks to affordable technology and distribution channels like YouTube, we’re 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 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.

Zoom AutoMix™
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.

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—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
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.

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.

Add Two Additional Mic/Line Inputs
The F4 is outfitted with a 10-pin Zoom mic capsule input to expand your recording capabilities even further. Connecting the optional EXH-6 XLR/TRS Combo Input Capsule adds two extra mic/line inputs to your F4, giving you a total of six discrete XLR/TRS combo inputs.

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 (+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, the 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.

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 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 dynamic range 106 dB typical (−60dBFS input, A-weighted)
Recording Formats: When MP3 Selected  
Supported formats 128/192/320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks 2
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 (WxDxH)
177.8mm x 141.1mm x 54.3mm
Weight of the Main unit 1030g


Item Includes:

  • Camera mount adapter
  • Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter
  • DHC-1 DC-HIROSE cable
  • Cubase LE and WaveLab LE download codes
  • Operation manual
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