The F1 is the latest field recorder to join the Zoom lineup and is available in two distinct models: the F1-SP Field Recorder + Shotgun Mic, and the F1-LP Field Recorder + Lavalier Mic system. Offering a compact, lightweight design with a rugged aluminum body, the F1 Field Recorder allows filmmakers and videographers to get the most out of their audio recordings without having to carry bulky equipment. It features a newly designed LCD display that ensures readability even in direct sunlight. Users can monitor levels, battery life, rumble filter lo-cut settings and more, while the one-touch controls that surround the display make recording levels, limiter settings and volume output easily accessible.
The shotgun configuration features the SGH-6 shock-mounted mono shotgun mic, which provides an ultimate solution for on-the-move filmmakers, while the LMF-1 lavalier makes sure users capture all the audio nuances of interviews, weddings and other situations where up-close audio is needed. Both microphones, when paired with the F1, capture pristine audio up to 24-bit/96kHz in BWF-compliant WAV format directly to a microSD, SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB.
In addition to a built-in limiter and auto level control, the F1 recorder features a pre-record function, and tone generator for calibrating audio levels between the F1 and a DSLR or video camera without the need for an attenuator cable. There is also a Sound Marker function for easy syncing of audio and video, and a Micro USB port enables use as an audio interface with computer or IOS device, and for data exchange. The F1 recorder runs on two standard AAA alkaline (included), Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries or AC adapter (AD-17)
In addition, the F1 Field Recorder utilizes Zoom’s proprietary 10-pin connector for compatibility with all of Zoom’s interchangeable mic capsules, to provide recording options for virtually any recording environment. Zoom currently offers the SSH-6 Stereo shotgun capsule with directional mic and adjustable side mic; the XYH-6 Stereo X/Y Capsule with adjustable capsules;
MSH-6 Stereo mid-side capsule with adjustable stereo width; XYH-5 Stereo X/Y capsule with shock-mounted microphones; and EXH-6 Dual combo input capsule.
The Zoom F1-SP Field Recorder System with SGH-6 shotgun mic is currently available at authorized Zoom resellers at $249.99 MAP. The Zoom F1-LP Field Recorder System with LMF-1 lavalier mic is currently available at $199.99 MAP.
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