Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder Offers Hollywood Sound at an Indie Budget

Zoom F4 6-input/8-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer, Rock-solid build and lightweight design

Product Code: F4

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• 6-input/8-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer
• 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
• Accurate time code (0.2 ppm) I/O on standard BNC connectors; drop frame/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
• 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

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.

Super-low-noise microphone preamps
The F4 is equipped with Zoom's 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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)
Input gain: +10 – +75 dB
Input impedance: 3.3 kΩ or more
Maximum input level: +14 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
Phantom power: +24/+48V 10mA maximum for each channel
Input gain: −10 – +55 dB
Input impedance: 22 kΩ or more
Maximum input level: +24 dBu (at 0 dBFS, limiter ON)
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)
Connectors: TA3 connectors, 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
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
Connector: 1/4" unbalanced stereo output jack
Output impedance: 15 Ω or less
Maximum output level: 100 mW + 100 mW
(32Ω load)
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: 4.3 kΩ or more
Output level: 3.0 Vpp ± 10%
Output impedance: 50 Ω or less
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
Display 1.9" monochrome LCD with white backlight
External Dimensions 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 2.27 pounds (1030g)

- Camera mount adapter
- Zoom AD-19 12V AC Adapter
- DHC-1 DC-HIROSE cable
- Cubase LE and WaveLab LE download codes
- Operation manual