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Zoom F3 32-bit audio recorder
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    • 32-bit float recording, 2-input / 2-track recording small field recorder
    • No gain adjustment required
    • Two independent XLR balanced inputs (with lock mechanism)
    • Up to 192kHz sampling / 32-bit fixed float, recorded in monaural or stereo WAV format
    • High-quality mic preamplifier that achieves an ultra-low noise floor of EIN -127dBu or less
    • REC hold function to prevent erroneous operation during recording
    • Monitor input signal with real-time waveform display
    • Compact and robust housing that can be attached to the boom microphone with Velcro
    • PHONES output and LINE output terminal with dedicated volume control for 3.5mm plug
    • Direct recording to microSDHC / microSDXC (supports up to 1TB)
    • High-precision time code that realizes accurate synchronization with video *
    • Remote control from the Android / iOS app "F3 Control" via Bluetooth connection **
    • 2 in / 2 out, up to 96kHz / 32bit float compatible *** USB audio interface function
    • Driven for 8 hours or more with 2 AA alkaline batteries
    • Powered by 2 AA batteries, AC adapter (sold separately AD-17) or USB mobile battery

    From the real-time waveform display and one-touch controls to the flexible powering options and precision timecode functionality, the F3 is properly equipped to please novices and demanding veterans alike. Whether you need long-duration stereo recording for an interview, redundant capture of dual-mic setups for a video shoot, or failure-proof recording on location, the F3 has the modes, resolutions, and media support to handle your crucial audio tasks. Plus, its operational versatility ensures that the F3 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.

    Automatic Distortion-Free Audio

    The F3 utilizes dual A/D converters and 32-bit float recording technology to capture intensely loud signals without clipping the converters and bring in extremely quiet sounds without overwhelming noise, all without requiring any gain adjustment from you. Record with confidence, knowing that you can just connect your microphones and start recording to attain crisp, clear audio.

    Dual XLR Mic/Line Inputs

    Two balanced mic/line inputs with locking XLR jacks and switchable +48V phantom power make the F3 an ideal match for professional microphones such as handheld dynamics and shotgun condensers as well as line-level feeds from a dedicated field mixer.

    High-Quality Recording Settings

    The F3 supports high-quality sample rates between 44.1 and 192 kHz, in mono or stereo uncompressed BWF (Broadcast Wave File) format. No data compression means that no quality is lost in the creation of the audio files.

    Record Direct to microSD Cards

    Maximize portability by recording directly to a microSDHC/microSDXC card (available separately) for up to 1TB of storage space.

    Headphone and Line Outputs

    While the line output enables straightforward routing to your camera, DSLR, or secondary recorder, a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with dedicated volume control offers convenient audio monitoring.

    Power for Hours

    To keep up with the pace of on-location production, the F3 can be powered via two AA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries (alkaline included), a Zoom AD-17 power adapter (available separately), or a USB Type-C battery pack (available separately). With up to eight hours of run time on AA batteries, all-day shoots are no problem for the F3.

    USB Audio and File Transfers

    Since the F3 has a USB Type-C port, simply connect it to your computer via a USB cable (available separately) to transfer files to your computer or use the F3 as a 2x2 USB audio interface capable of 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution. USB audio interface functionality will be supported by a firmware update scheduled to be released in March 2022.

    Precision Timecode and Synchronization

    Add the separately available Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter and UltraSync Blue (from Timecode Systems or Atomos) to take advantage of high-precision timecode that realizes accurate synchronization with video.

    App-Based Remote Control

    For convenient wireless remote control from an iOS/Android mobile device, connect a Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter (available separately), then use the free F3 Control app (planned for March 2022) via Bluetooth.

    Intuitive Controls and Built-In Display

    Intuitive one-touch buttons—record, play, stop, and volume up/down—provide fast, hassle-free operations with no menus to wade through. The onboard screen shows real-time waveforms and clear indication of battery status, recording time, and more. Per-channel buttons let you quickly zoom in or out for a better view.

    Hold Function Inhibits Accidental Interruptions

    Flip the Record switch down to the Hold position to engage the Hold function, which prevents interruptions to the recording caused by accidental button presses.

    Low Profile and Lightweight

    With its minimalist profile, the lightweight F3 attaches to boompoles via hook-and-loop fastener (available separately) or slips into a pocket to be hidden from sight.

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