The Zoom F8n is a ten-track, eight-channel multi-track field recorder and mixer with eight combination XLR/TRS inputs with independent gain control, limiting, panning and delay. It takes the F8's already considerable feature set and adds switchable mic/line inputs, an improved headphone amp, extended Hirose input voltage, a built-in auto-mixer, look-ahead limiters, and the capability to record 360 audio with Sennheiser's Ambeo microphone.
The F8n time code generator provides professional spec time code at 0.2ppm, It also features a stereo mix track, super low-noise preamps, and support for 24-bit/192kHz audio.
The dual SD card system allows instant backups or split recording capabilities. Users may also record to an SD card and computer via USB simultaneously so you can easily back up your files and stream live while recording.
Remote control is available via an iOS Control App via Bluetooth.
A Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracyenables rock-solid syncing of audio and video. When powered off, the F8n will maintain a 0.2 ppm accuracy. Time code I/O is provided on BNC connectors.
Look ahead limiters provide overload protection by adding a 1 millisecond delay so the limiters can anticipate clipping. Limiting is applied to all eight channels simultaneously with 10 to 20 dB of headroom to ensure pristine audio on each take.
The Zoom F8 Control App for iOS provides extensive wireless remote control of the F8n from an iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth LE protocol. Functions include panning, fader levels, and transport control as well as monitors for input levels, current time code, and battery status. You can even enter file and metadata info directly from your iOS device.
Volume, clarity, and immersion are equally important for proper monitoring in the field, so updates have been made to the F8n’s headphone processing to maximize all three when compared to the original F8. A digital gain boost has been added to minimize ambient bleed, which can cause comb filtering resulting in poor audio quality.
The F8n is fully capable of recording 360-audio The Ambisonics mode features A to B decoding, gain and settings linking, and a customized metering screen. For the ultimate VR rig, pair the Zoom F8n with a Sennheiser Ambeo mic.
Signals can be freely routed to the left and/or right headphone channels, pre- or post-fader. Additionally, the headphone output can be switched to mono. You also can set headphone alert tones for low battery, recording start/stop, or recording errors.
Three powering options are available on the F8n. A 4-pin Hirose connector allows the use of external 9-18 volt DC battery packs or power can also be provided by 98) AA batteries or the AD-19 AC adapter included with the device. The F8n can switch power sources at a user-defined voltage level up to 18V for uninterrupted recording.
The F8n can be used with any Zoom proprietary microphone. including the X-Y, Mid-Side, and Shotgun H6 microphone modules.
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