Zoom F4 Multitrack Audio Recorder w/ Zoom PCF-8n Bag & Delkin 16GB SD Card
This Bundle Includes:
- Zoom F4 Multi-Track Audio Recorder
- Zoom PCF-8n Protective Sound Bag for F8n / F8 / F4
- Delkin Devices SDHC Memory Card Pro Class 10 (16GB)
Zoom F4 Multi-Track Audio Recorder
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.
*Zoom DHC-1 DC-HIROSE Cable with Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter is included.
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.
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.
The F4 features four discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors. Each input provides a dedicated preamp with 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.
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). Two Sub Outs (on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 mode lets you create safety tracks for inputs 1 and 2, each with independent level, limiting, delay, phase inversion, and high-pass filtering.
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.
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.
The F4 records in BWF-compatible WAV format at 16-bit or 24-bit resolution, and at any standard sample rate up to 192 kHz. When recording MP3 files, you can choose bit rates of 128, 192, or 320 kbps.
Zoom PCF-8n Protective Sound Bag for F8n / F8 / F4
The PCF-8n protective case is the perfect production accessory for the ZOOM F8n, F8 and F4 MultiTrack Field Recorders. The lightweight and versatile bag offers top, side, and bottom access to the unit. With water-resistant construction and a removable clear-windowed cover, you can keep an eye on the bright F8n/F8/F4 screen without the risk of getting it wet or covered in dust.
Drawstring sleeves on the sides allow you to access your F8n, F8 or F4’s inputs and outputs while protecting them from the elements. You can keep accessories and connectors in the zippered front pouch and side pockets while storing mics and cables in the main compartment. The bottom of your F8n/F8/F4 is accessible through a velcro flap underneath the bag, which can also be configured for additional cable routing.
The PCF-8n includes adjustable dividers that allow you to customize your bag to the way you use it. The main divider can be pulled out and inserted sideways, which forms a “table-top” surface for working with your F8n, F8 or F4 in the open. Adjustable straps and three latch hooks per side allow you to comfortably carry your F8n, F8 or F4 on long shoots and roving sessions.
- Dimensions: 270 mm (W) × 240 mm (D) × 160 mm (H)
- Weight: 860 g
Delkin Devices SDHC Memory Card Pro Class 10 (16GB)
This Delkin 16GB Pro Class 10 SDHC Memory Card is designed to be fast and durable for extensive shooting in the most extreme conditions. Optimized for use in professional grade SLR digital cameras, this SDHC Class 10 PRO card has a speed rating of 163X, with a data transfer rate of 24MB/s. This is perfect for high-resolution images and HD video. The card also features a built-in write-protect switch.
Note: Delkin Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) PRO Cards work with SDHC compatible devices ONLY. Please check that your product is compatible with SDHC cards.
- Fast Class 10 card with a speed rating of 163x has a data transfer rate of 24MB/s
- Perfect for HD video and high-resolution images
- The card features a built-in write-protect switch
- 16GB Data Storage Capacity
- Class 10 Speed
- Read Speed: 24MB/s
- Write Speed: 17MB/s
- Lifetime Limited Warranty