Zoom F8N Multitrack Field Recorder

The Zoom F8n 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 F8n captures the highest-quality audio.

£799.00 £665.83
Usually shipped in 2-3 days
SKU
155-005

Zoom F8N Multitrack Field Recorder 

  • 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

 

Included in the Box

  • 1 x Zoom F8N Multitrack Field Recorder
  • 1 x Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter
  • 1 x Cubase LE and WaveLab LE download codes
  • 1 x Operation manual

Zoom F8N Multitrack Field Recorder 

Super-low-noise microphone preamps

The F8n features a super-low noise floor (−127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB). Mic/line levels are selectable for both XLR and TRS inputs.

Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters

The F8n is equipped with Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters that provide overload protection no matter what comes your way. By adding a 1 millisecond delay, the limiters “look ahead” anticipating clipping before it’s recorded. Limiting is applied to each of the 8 channels simultaneously at full resolution, with 10 to 20 dB of headroom to ensure pristine audio on every take.

Zoom AutoMix™

Meet your new assistant sound editor, the Zoom AutoMix™. This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the amount of ambient sound, so you can focus on what really matters – capturing a well-balanced mix.

Zoom F8n Inputs

The F8n provides 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors. Each input has a dedicated gain control knob, a 6-segment LED level meter, and Record Ready and PFL switch. A 10-pin connector on the rear panel enables the use of Zoom mic capsules, with an optional extension cable that allows for remote positioning. There's also a built-in slate mic and a variable frequency slate tone generator to confirm levels.

Zoom F8 Outputs

In addition to its ¼" headphone jack with dedicated volume control, the F8n provides four outputs: two Main Outs (on balanced TA3 mini-XLR jacks) for connection to external mixers and processing devices; and two Sub Outs (on a single unbalanced ⅛" stereo mini-jack) for connection to a camera.

Timecode with Pinpoint Accuracy

The F8n’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 F8n 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.

Time code and USB

Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors. A USB port enables firmware updates, file transfer, and allows the F8n to be used as an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface operating at sample rates up to 96 kHz.

Weight and Build

The F8n 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.

Zoom F8n Display

Sound professionals sometimes work in dusty, hard-to-see environments. Level meters with adjustable brightness and its 2.4 inch full-color backlit LCD (which can be set to monochrome mode), make the F8 easy to use in any environment — from low-light to direct sunlight.

File Formats, Resolution, and Sample Rates

The F8n 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.

Headphone Monitoring

Out in the field, it's important to be able to quickly check levels as you're recording. With the F8n, 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 F8n comes equipped with a built-in 100 mW headphone amplifier, allowing you to monitor in the noisiest of environments.

Zoom F8n Recording Features

The F8n provides every option you need to create professional field recordings:

  • Phantom power ( 24V/ 48V) can be turned on and off for each input individually.
  • Plug in any Zoom mic capsule.
  • 10 tracks—8 input channels, plus a stereo mix track*—allow you to simultaneously record stereo and surround sound.
  • An onboard mixer with flexible routing of all inputs and outputs (pre- and post-fader). Each channel has controls for pan, input/output delay, filtering, and limiting.
  • The F8 can be mounted to a tripod and attached to your camera using the included mounting bracket.

* Stereo mix track not recorded when 192 kHz sampling rate is selected

Simultaneous-Recording

The F8n can record to an SD card and your computer via USB simultaneously. For use during livestreaming, file back-up and more. And you can easily back up your files and stream live while recording.

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 Zoom F8 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 to 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.

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.

More Information
Barcode 4515260019106
Delivery Time Usually shipped in 2-3 days
Price £665.83
Brand Zoom
Strapline The Zoom F8n 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 F8n captures the highest-quality audio.

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