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Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks

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  • Integrated Mixer

  • Compatible with Optional Zoom Mics

  • Resolution: 24-Bit/192 kHz

  • Four Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs

  • High-Quality Preamps with Phantom Power

  • Built-In Limiters on Every Input/Output

  • Easy-to-Read LCD Display

  • Temperature-Controlled Crystal Oscillator

  • Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator

  • Includes Cubase LE and Wavelab LE

MFR#: ZF4

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The Zoom F4 is a 6-input / 8-track professional field recorder featuring super-low-noise preamps and timecode with pinpoint accuracy. The unit provides recording and playback resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz with impressive audio specs including an extremely low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to +75 dB), with +4 dB line-level inputs. The on-board temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) generates timecode at 0.2 ppm accuracy and supports all standard drop-frame and non-drop formats, as well as jam sync for external devices.

The advanced on-board limiters provide overload protection for all inputs and outputs, which lets you capture audio in a wide range of environments. Limiting can be applied simultaneously at full resolution with 10 dB of headroom and features controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

The F4 offers four combo XLR-1/4" inputs, a 1/8" stereo input, and includes a Zoom mic-capsule input for recording six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix, all at full 24-bit/192 kHz resolution. Additionally, inputs 5/6 can function as a camera return for audio monitoring only for confidence checks. The dual-SD card slot features simultaneous recording to both cards allowing you to make a backup or split recording with all eight tracks on one card and a stereo mix on the other.

Each of the four XLR-1/4" inputs offers a dedicated preamp with gain control, phantom power, a six-segment LED level meter, plus a Record Ready and PFL switch. In addition to the 1/4" headphone output with a dedicated volume control, the F4 provides two main balanced XLR outputs, as well as two sub outs on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack, enabling easy connection to a camera. All timecode I/O is provided on BNC connectors and the unit includes a variable-frequency slate-tone generator to confirm levels.

An easy-to-read 1.9" LCD display is suitable for use in all lighting environments including dark low-light sets to bright sunlight. The on-board mixer not only provides user-adjustable level, pan, and input/output delay, but also offers high-pass filtering for noise and wind reduction, phase inversion, and Mid-Side decoding. The F4 ships with a camera-mount adapter, AC power adapter, and download codes for Cubase LE and Wavelab LE.

  • Six-input / eight-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer
  • Six discrete inputs, including four with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, a stereo 3.5mm input, and Zoom mic-capsule input
  • Compact and lightweight metal chassis, weighing just two 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, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz, plus 47.952 and 48.048 kHz for HD video compatibility; 16-/24-bit resolution
  • Accurate timecode (0.2 ppm) I/O on standard BNC connectors; dropframe/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
  • Two different power supply options: 8x AA batteries or external DC battery pack with 4-pin Hirose connector
  • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for each channel
  • Phantom power (+48V/+24V) on every preamp
  • Advanced on-board limiters for input and output
  • High-pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
  • Input delay of up to 30ms per channel / output delay of up to 10 frames per output
  • Compatible with all Zoom mic capsules; optional ECM extender cable enables remote positioning
  • Dual XLR balanced Main Outs plus 1/8" stereo mini-jack Sub Out
  • Dedicated headphone output (100mW) with front-panel volume control
  • 1.9” white, backlit monochrome LCD
  • Dedicated PFL display with viewable trim settings
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512GB 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 tripod mount; camera-mount adapter also included
  • Use as a 6-in/4-out USB audio interface (@ 96 kHz)

 

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand Zoom
MFR SKU ZF4
EVS SKU ZF4
Name Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks
Specifications
Recording Media 16 MB to 2 GB SD cards 4 to 32 GB SDHC cards 64 to 512 GB SDXC cards
Input Connectors Input 1-4: XLR-1/4" / 6.35 mm combo jacks
Input 5-6: 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Input Gain XLR (Mic): +10 to +75 dB
TRS (Line): -10 to +55 dB
Input Impedance XLR (Mic): 3.3 kOhms
TRS (Line): 28 kOhms
Maximum Input Level XLR (Mic): +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
TRS (Line): +34 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
Phantom Power +24 / +48 V 10 mA maximum for each channel
THD XLR (Mic): 0.009% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW, Input Gain min, -10 dBu input)
TRS (Line): 0.010% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz - 22 kHz BW, Input Gain min +10 dBu input)
EIN −127 dBu or less (A-weighted, +75 dB input gain, 150 Ohms input)
Frequency Characteristics 10 Hz - 80 kHz +0.5/−1 dB (192 kHz sampling rate)
Dynamic Range ADC 120 dB typical (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
Crosstalk −90 dB or less (between adjacent channels, 1 kHz)
Mic Input ZOOM mic-capsule input (use disables Inputs 1/2)
Output Connectors Main: Balanced XLR (2-pin hot)
Sub Output: 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Headphone: 1/4" / 6.35 mm unbalanced stereo jack
Output Impedance Main: 150 Ohms or less
Sub Output: 100 Ohms or less
Headphone: 15 Ohms or less
Reference Output Main: −10 dBV (normal output type), −40 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 600 Ohms load Sub Output: −10 dBV (normal output type), −40 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 10 kOhms load
Maximum Output Level Main: +10 dBV (normal output type), −20 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 600 Ohms load Sub Output: −10 dBV (normal output type), −40 dBV (mic output type), 1 kHz, 10 kOhms load
Headphone: 100 + 100 mW (32 Ohms load)
Dynamic Range DAC 106 dB typical (−60 dBFS input, A-weighted)
Recording Formats WAV: 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 192kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo/2-10 ch poly, BWF and iXML
MP3: 128, 192, 320 kbps, 44.1/48 kHz, ID3v1 tags
# Of Simultaneous Record Tracks WAV: 8 (6 inputs + stereo mix)
MP3: 2
Recording Time 32 GB: 30:51:00 (48 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV), 7:42:00 (192 kHz/24-bit stereo WAV)
Timecode 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 to 5.0 Vpp
Input Impedance: 4.6 kOhms
Output Level: 3.3 Vpp
Output Impedance: 50 Ohms or less
Power Batteries: 8 AA
External Power Supply: HIROSE HR10A-7R-4S 4-pin connector (1 pin: −, 4 pin: +), 9-16 V
Battery Life (Recording) Continuous Recording Time: When recording 2 channels at 48 kHz/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 48 kHz/16-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 192 kHz/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 1.9" / 48.3 mm Monochrome LCD: 128 x 64
USB USB: Mass Storage Option
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 Full Speed Specifications: 44.1, 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2-in/2-out

Note: iPad audio-interface operation supported (Stereo Mix mode only)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.0 x 5.5 x 2.1" / 177.8 x 139.7 x 53.3 mm
Weight 2.3 lb / 1.0 kg
Includes

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder with Timecode - 6 Inputs / 8 Tracks

  • Camera-Mount Adapter
  • Zoom AD-19 12 VAC Adapter
  • Cubase LE Download Code
  • Wavelab LE Download Code
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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