Zoom F4 Multi-Track Field Recorder

Zoom F4 Multi-Track Field Recorder

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Zoom F4 Multi-Track Field Recorder

$939.00

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.

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We didn't change the industry. You did.

By putting high-quality sound front and center, you've changed how audiences experience film. That's why we created the Zoom F4. So the professional-quality sound is always within reach.


The F4 was designed with you in mind, at a price never before thought possible.


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.


Zoom AutoMix™

Zoom AutoMix™ takes some work off your plate, automatically adjusting the levels of your mix and helping you reduce any ambient sound. Now with this smart software, you can focus on what really matters – capturing a well-balanced mix.


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—even when powered off! The F4 supports all standard drop frame and non-drop formats and can jam sync to the time code provided by external devices. Standard BNC connectors enable easy integration into any rig.


Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters

Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters add a 1-millisecond delay that enables the limiters to “look ahead” anticipating clipping before it’s recorded. Limiting can be applied to each of the 6 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.


The Best Connections


Inputs
The F4 features four discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors. Each input provides a dedicated preamp with a gain control knob, phantom power, a six-segment LED level meter, and a Record Ready and PFL switch. The 1/8" stereo input or the Zoom mic capsule input can provide input for tracks 5 and 6. The F4 also includes a variable-frequency slate tone generator to confirm levels.

Outputs
In addition to the 1/4” headphone jack with dedicated volume control, the F4 provides four other outputs. Two Main Outs (on balanced XLR jacks) let you connect to external mixers and processing devices. Two Sub Outs (on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack) enable easy connection to a camera. The front panel OUTPUT button allows easy access to output levels and routing.

Time code and USB connections
Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors. The USB port facilitates firmware updates and file transfer. It also allows the F4 to be used as a 6-in/4-out USB audio interface with sample rates up to 96 kHz.


An LCD For All Lighting Conditions

An easy-to-read 1.9-inch white backlit monochromatic LCD
display makes the F4 suitable for all lighting environments— from low light to direct sunlight.
It also performs well in harsh conditions, like dusty and hard-to-see environments.


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 onboard microphone to your F4. The optional ECM extension cable allows for the remote positioning of all capsules.

FEATURES

  • 6-input/8-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer
  • 6 discrete inputs, including 4 locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, a stereo 3.5mm input, and a 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) 
  • 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.

SPECS

RECORDING MEDIA

DUAL SD CARD SLOT SUPPORTS 16 MB–2 GB SD cards 4 GB–32 GB SDHC cards 64 GB–512 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: +), 9–16 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-outNote: 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)

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

WE’RE ZOOM. AND WE’RE FOR CREATORS.

Zoom designs and produces a wide array of recording devices, multi-effects processors, effects pedals, digital mixers, and samplers. Our innovative, cutting-edge technology is trusted worldwide by sound designers, musicians, podcasters, filmmakers, location sound professionals, electronic news gatherers, and pretty much anyone who creates amazing, important things.

Zoom’s corporate culture is a fusion of engineers and artists; a combination of advanced technological skills and the sense and desire to employ them creatively and imaginatively. Our mission is to design, develop and manufacture high-end, and easy-to-use creative tools that allow anyone, from amateur to professional, to more freely express their creative ideas in today’s digitally-driven world.

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