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

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Your Price: $729.99 CDN

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With 6-input/8-track recording, super-low-noise mic preamps, and time code with pinpoint accuracy, the Zoom 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. With Zoom F4, professional quality sound is always within reach.

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 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.

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

RECORDING FEATURES

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 trackall 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 F4 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.

Easy to Navigate Menus and Metadata
Thanks to simple menu navigation, cataloging with the F4 is easy and straightforward. The F4 features a simple file structure and allows you to enter extensive metadata (both BWF and iXML) directly onto the device.

Includes Recording and Editing Software
The F4 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg's Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, representing a complete audio production toolkit. Currently shipping with*:
Cubase LE8 for Mac OS X 10.9/10.10/10.11 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10
WaveLab LE9 for Mac OS X 10.10/10.11 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10
*subject to change

FEATURES AT A GLANCE:

• 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)

What's included with the F4:

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

SPECIFICATIONS

RECORDING MEDIA
Dual SD card slot supports:
16 MB2 GB SD cards
4 GB32 GB SDHC cards
64 GB512 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 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: +), 916 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 (1030 g)
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