Loading... Please wait...

Get The Newsletter

Zoom F4 - Multitrack Field Recorder

  • Front
  • Front
  • Front Left Side
  • Front Right Side
  • Left Side
  • Right Side
  • Back
  • Back Top
  • Back Top w/ Battery
  • Back Side with SD Cards
Retail:
$799.99
Your Price:
$649.99 (You save $150.00)
SKU:
ZF4
Brand:

Quantity:


Product Description

Zoom F4 - Multitrack Field Recorder

Professional Field Recording Has Never Been So Accessible.

Creators are making more waves in film than ever before.  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.

The Essentials for Professional Recording

  • 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.
  • 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—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
 - 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.
  • 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.

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 track—all 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.
  • 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.
  • Zoom Interchangeable Mic Capsules - Use the proprietary Zoom capsule input to connect any of the available Zoom mic capsules—such as the SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule or the XYH-6 Stereo X/Y Mic Capsule—to add an on-board microphone to your F4. The optional ECM extension cable allows for remote positioning of all capsules.
  • Monitor your Recordings - Flexible options help you easily monitor recordings in the field. Route any input, as well as the stereo track (pre- or post-fader), to the left or right headphone channels. A built-in 100 mW headphone amplifier provides plenty of volume for noisy environments. You can even set headphone alert tones for low battery, recording start/stop, or recording errors.
  • Onboard Mixer and Effects - An onboard mixer allows for flexible signal routing from all inputs to all outputs (pre- or post-fader) with user-adjustable level, pan, and input/output delay. Built-in limiters can be applied to all channels and tracks simultaneously. The F4 also includes built-in high-pass filtering to reduce the sound of wind and other noise, plus phase inversion and Mid-Side decoding.

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

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-dropformats with Jam Sync
  • Three different power supply options: 8x AA batteries, external DC battery packwith 4-pin HIROSE connector, and Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter withDHC-1 DC-HIROSE cable (included)
  • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch foreach 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 to10 frames per output
  • Compatible with all Zoom mic capsules; optional ECM extender cableenables 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) 

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.

Includes:

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

Product Videos

The Zoom F4 — Hollywood Sound Goes Indie (short) (00:31)
HOLLYWOOD SOUND GOES INDIE THE ZOOM F4 — Professional Field Recording Has Never Been So Accessible. Creators are making more waves in film than ever before. 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. Learn more about the Zoom F4 at zoom-na.com/F4.
  • The Zoom F4 — ...
    HOLLYWOOD SOUND GOES INDIE THE ZOOM F4 — Professional Field Re...
  • The Zoom F4 — ...
    HOLLYWOOD SOUND GOES INDIE THE ZOOM F4 — Professional Field Re...

Find Similar Products by Category

Add to Wish List

Click the button below to add the Zoom F4 - Multitrack Field Recorder to your wish list.

Related Products

You Recently Viewed...