From the large, informative color display and user-friendly controls to the flexible powering options and precision time code functionality, the F8n is properly equipped to please novices and demanding veterans alike. Whether you need long-duration stereo recording for an interview, redundant capture of multi-mic setups for a video shoot, or Ambisonics sound files for virtual reality and 360-audio projects, the F8n has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks.
Plus, its operational versatility ensures that the F8n will always enhance your workflow, be it simple, complex, or always changing. You can feel confident using it as your main recorder, a USB audio interface for your dedicated computer rig, or a backup unit for added safety. Since it supports dual SD card recording, 4-channel safety recording, and 6-second pre-recording, you can stop worrying about losing takes.
Look-Ahead Limiters Prevent Clipping
The F8n utilizes advanced look-ahead hybrid limiters to provide reliable protection against overloading the A/D converters. By adding a small delay of just one millisecond, the limiters are able to "look ahead" at the input signal and anticipate clipping before it's recorded. Experienced recordists will surely appreciate the adjustable limiter settings such as knee, threshold, and attack and release times.
Configurable Recording Settings for Any Situation
The F8n boasts a slew of recording modes and resolutions to choose from—record all eight inputs at a maximum resolution of 24-bit / 192 kHz, record them at up to 96 kHz while printing a stereo mix, or simultaneously record the first four inputs at two different levels to produce safety tracks that can have independent gain, limiting, and more. Also, a pre-record function allows you to capture up to six seconds of audio before you press the record button!
Versatile Multitrack Modes
Maximize portability by recording directly to an SD/SDHC/SDXC card (available separately) for up to 512 GB of storage space. Select MP3 format if you're only recording the stereo mix and really need extended time and minimal file size. Use the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility, or select Ambisonics mode to capture four channels of Ambisonics-compatible audio and have four channels to spare for traditional mics.
Audio Interface Functionality
Alternatively, use the F8n as an 8-in/4-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. Connect it to your computer, launch your preferred audio recording program, then enjoy the combination of the F8n's premium mic preamps and A/D converters, plus the familiarity and features of your favorite software. For safe, redundant recording at up to 48 kHz, it is possible to operate the F8n as an audio interface while recording to an SD card.
Ambisonics Support for VR, AR, and 360-Audio
The F8n's Ambisonics mode offers precision A-to-B decoding and balanced gain linking, enabling you to capture professional spatial audio for VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), and more. Even while using the first four channels for Ambisonics recording, you can utilize channels 5-8 for other signals such as boom and lav mics or an alternate Ambisonics format. A built-in Ambisonics stereo monitor converter allows real-time monitoring of your Ambisonics recording. Download the free Zoom Ambisonics Player software to access user-friendly decoding and editing functions for your 360-audio.
Studio-Quality Performance for Discerning Professionals
The F8n can accommodate all manner of condenser microphones as well as balanced line-level signals via eight locking Neutrik XLR-1/4" combo inputs. Eight studio-quality microphone preamps boasting massive gain (up to 75 dB) and ultra-low noise (-127 dBu EIN) ensure that your sound sources will be amplified with sonic accuracy. Select mic/line-level per input, apply 24 or 48 VDC phantom power per input, adjust each input via a dedicated level knob, and handle hot signal levels (up to +4 dBu in mic mode, or up to +24 dBu in line mode).
Zoom Mic Capsule Input
A Zoom mic capsule input on the F8n accommodates Zoom's line of interchangeable capsules (available separately) in place of inputs 1-2. With mid-side, X/Y, and shotgun mic capsules to choose from, you can be ready to record music, dialog, or sound effects without carting an external microphone setup.
Headphone and Balanced Line Outputs for Flexible Routing and Monitoring
Outfitted with two TA3 balanced main outputs and an unbalanced 3.5mm submix out, the F8n is a capable field mixer. Since the main and sub outs can be fed from different or identical sources, you can easily route to multiple devices such as a camera, DSLR, mixer, or secondary recorder.
With a transparent and high-output 100mW headphone amplifier tied to a dedicated 1/4" stereo output, the F8n provides clean, efficient monitoring of pre- or post-fader levels, independent left/right signals, and alerts for battery and recording status.
Precision Time Code and Synchronization Features
Whether you keep the F8n powered on all day, or shut it down during breaks, rock-solid sync with video cameras, master time code clocks, or additional audio recorders will be maintained. Accurate synchronization is made possible with the F8n's high-end time code features. Standard BNC jacks are dedicated for time code I/O, and a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) boasts super stable time code accuracy to ±0.2 ppm. You can even jam sync the F8n when constant external time code isn't present.
Efficient Remote Control Options
If you need extensive external control, Zoom has you covered. For fast and fluid hands-on remote control, the Zoom F-Control (available separately) is ideal. It features smooth 60mm faders, plus tactile controls for trim, pan, arming tracks, transport operations, and more.
For convenient wireless remote control from an iOS mobile device, use the free F-Control app to quickly monitor and tweak levels, operate transport controls, add metadata, and more.
Power for Hours
To keep up with the pace of on-location production, the F8n offers several methods of powering. Operate it via eight AA batteries (available separately), power it through a Hirose-connected DC battery pack (available separately), or plug it into a wall outlet with the included 12V power adapter. With up to 12 hours of battery life (AA lithium batteries, 16-bit / 48 kHz, 2-channel recording to SD card), you can rely on the F8n hour after hour.
Multifunction Mini-USB Port
A mini-USB port on the F8n serves several functions. Connect it to a computer for file backup or live audio streaming, or connect it to an FRC-8 controller (available separately).
Highly Visible Display
Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 2.4" full-color backlit LCD, which also offers a monochromatic mode. Transport controls (the play/pause and record buttons are illuminated), navigation buttons, and per-channel gain, PFL, and 6-segment meters are presented nearby for sound bag–friendly, hassle-free operations.
Zoom AutoMix Software Reduces Ambient Noise
Let Zoom's AutoMix function simplify your job. This smart software automatically adjusts the levels of your mix to reduce the amount of ambient sound, so you can focus on capturing a well-balanced mix. Since you turn AutoMix on/off for each channel, you have complete control over where you want AutoMix to work.
Compact, Portable, and Durable
The rugged build quality and compact size make the F8n an excellent choice for location recording on set and in the field. It's equally well suited for placement in an audio bag or a camera-mounted configuration.
Metadata for Simplified Post Production
Add metadata such as notes and track/scene names in BWF and iXML formats to easily catalog your files in preparation for loading them into your video or audio editing workstation. Make it a habit to make organization and collaboration in post-production easy.
Built-In Slate Function and Tone Generator
The F8n has a built-in slate mic for recording comments, as well as the ability to output a variable frequency tone signal for synchronization with miscellaneous video equipment.
- Location Recording & Filmmaking
- Look-Ahead Limiters Prevent Clipping
- 8 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
- Records 8 Inputs & Stereo Mix
- Ambisonics, WAV & MP3 Formats
- Supports Control via App or FRC-8
- Flexible Powering Options
- Dual SD Card / USB Interface Recording
- AutoMix Software Reduces Mix Noise
- Precision Time Code Reader/Generator
|Size||25.34 x 14.25mm (Super35)|
|Lens Mount||Active Canon EF Mount|
|Effective Resolution||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Dynamic Range||15 stops|
|Shooting Resolutions||4608 x 2592
4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9)
4608 x 1920 (4K 2.4:1)
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD)
3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic)
2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9)
1920 x 1080
|Supported Frame Rates||Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported
Note: Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected
|Dimensions||1 x 10.1" diagonal
2 x 5" diagonal
|Screen Type||10.1": TFT-LCD
5": Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
|Resolution||10.1": 1920 x 1080
5": 800 x 480
|Media Card Slots||2 x CFast 2.0|
|Recording Formats||Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, RAW 3:1 and RAW 4:1 with film dynamic range at 4608 x 2592, 4096 x 2304, 4608 x 1920, 3072 x 2560, and 2048 x 1152
Apple ProRes 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with either film or video dynamic range
|Data Rates||4608 x 2592
CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 - 180 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 4:1 - 135 MB/s
3840 x 2160
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 312.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
1920 x 1080
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 62.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second
|Metadata Support||Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames, and keywords|
|Output||1 x 12G-SDI -- 10-bit 4:2:2
1 x 3G-SDI -- down-converted signal for monitoring
|Input||1 x 12G-SDI|
|Reference||1 x Reference input|
1 x Timecode input
- Zoom F8n 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder
- AD-19 12V Power Adapter
- Set of Download Codes for Cubase LE and WaveLab LE
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