If you work in independent film production or mobile media recording, then the Zoom F8n is the affordable multitrack field recorder you've been waiting for. This 8-in/4-out 10-track field recorder offers low-noise preamps, time-code compatibility, extensive onboard metering, and dual redundant SD/SDHC/SDXC card recording at up to 24-bit/192kHz. The F8n's advanced look-ahead limiter ensures you'll never lose a great take due to distorted audio. Multiple power sources include internal and external batteries plus AC, and the F8n even goes beyond most high-end field recorders with its included camera-mounting bracket and Bluetooth remote control via a free iOS app.
Despite its small form factor, the F8n manages to offer an impressive amount of I/O. Eight locking Neutrik combo jacks accept both XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs (with switchable mic/line-level operation) and give you the channel count you need to record stereo and surround sound simultaneously.
Each of the F8n's inputs feeds a separate microphone preamplifier spec'd to an impressive -127dBu EIN and capable of providing up to 75dB of gain. There's also individually switchable +24-volt/+48-volt phantom power on each mic pre, allowing you to power individual condenser microphones without wasting battery power.
To quickly check levels as you're recording, just plug into the headphone jack. Monitor single or multiple tracks, including the Main and Sub outputs. The powerful 100mW headphone amplifier ensures you'll be able to monitor in loud environments.
-Record all 8 input sources plus a stereo mix
-8 mic pres with phantom power and 75dB of gain
-Limiting, delay, highpass processing, and more onboard
-Dual SD card recording provides instant backup security
-Full time-code support for use with professional setups
-Includes all standard drop frame and non-drop formats
-Time code I/O via universally compatible BNC connectors
-Camera-mount adapter simplifies tripod rigging
-Choose from 3 power options for maximum portability
-Add Zoom mic capsules for on-camera recording
-Comprehensive metering options include LCD display and LED meters
-Access advanced functions and metering via iOS app
A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
Simultaneous Rec Tracks: 8 sources, plus stereo mix
Simultaneous Play Tracks: 10 (8 plus stereo mix)
Built-in Mic(s): Slate Mic
Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4" combo, 10-pin Mic Connector (Zoom mic capsules)