Zoom F8n Multi-Track Field Audio Recorder

$58 / 1st day rental

Capture every location recording cleanly and redundantly with the Zoom F8n, a sound bag–friendly, multitrack field recorder with look-ahead limiters for distortion-free 24-bit audio, and up to 8-input / 10-track recording for professional and enthusiast applications on set and in the field. Like other F-Series recorders such as the F4 and F6, you can slide it in a sound bag, sling it over your shoulder, or mount it to a camera; the F8n packs quantity and quality into a rugged frame that's more than ready for filmmaking, production/location sound mixing, sound effects recording, and electronic news gathering (ENG).
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.

Number of Tracks:
WAV: 10 (8 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
MP3: 2

Max Sample Rate/Resolution: 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone: Built-In Slate Mic
Built-In Speaker: No

Memory Card Support:
SD (16 MB to 2 GB)
SDHC (4 to 32 GB)
SDXC (64 to 512 GB)

Internal Storage: None

Audio File Formats: BWF, ID3v1, MP3, WAV, iXML

Sample Rates:
WAV: 44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 192 kHz
MP3: 44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth: 16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates: 128 to 320 kb/s

Analog I/O:
8 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Female Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x Proprietary Mic Capsule Input
2 x TA3 3-Pin Male Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output

Digital I/O:
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output

Host Connection: 1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0)

Dimensions: 7 x 5.5 x 2.1" / 178.2 x 140.3 x 54.3 mm
Weight: 2.2 lb / 1 kg

1x AC Adaptor
1x 1/4" headphone adaptor
1x 32GB Sandisk SD Card
1x D-tap to Lemo cable
1x V-mount battery
1x Zoom PCF-8N Mixer Bag