Zoom F1 field recorder is a portable two channel audio recording device that supports 24-bit, 96kHz audio in broadcast WAV or MP3 formats, which is recorded directly to micro SD or micro SDHC card up to 32GB in capacity.
Two versions of the F1 are available. Zoom F1-LP includes a lavalier microphone and is designed for ENG use and audio recordists who require a compact recording device to capture audio via external microphone. Zoom F1-SP includes the SGH-6 mono shotgun microphone, and is designed for ‘run-and-gun’ filmmakers who are using in conjunction with DSLR or video camera. Functionality includes an internal tone generator allows the user to calibrate audio levels between Zoom F1 and DSLR camera or video camera, making the need for an attenuator cable redundant. A ‘sound marker’ tool can be set up to automatically output a tone to enable easier audio/video sync.
Up to 10 hours of operation can be achieved when recording with the lavalier microphone of the F1-LP and using 2x AAA alkaline, NiMH or lithium battery cells.
(1) With included lavalier microphone, 48kHz/24-bit, mono, plug-in power ON
(2) With included SGH-6 shotgun microphone, 48kHz/24-bit, mono
The front facing panel of the F1 houses a 1.25-inch monochrome LCD screen along with STOP, REC, and PLAY/PAUSE transport buttons. Beneath the monochrome display four additional buttons give access to functions including recording format, low cut filter, limiter, and recording level. An LED positioned to the bottom-right corner illuminates during recording, and flashes to warn of clipping input level. The left side of the recorder has a microUSB port for connection to computer or iOS device when using as an audio interface or card reader. The USB port is also used when combining with the Zoom AD-17 DC power supply. Volume up and down buttons are also found on the left side of the field recorder. The right side of the F1 has the microSD card slot located beneath a hinged cover, and sliding power button which doubles up as a ‘Hold’ switch to disable accidental button operation.
The bottom side of the recorder has a 3.5mm locking jack mic/line input that supports 2.5V plug-in power; and a 3.5mm locking jack ‘PHONE’ headphone output. The upper side of the recorder has a 10-pin connector for use with a range of optional Zoom interchangeable microphone capsules.
F1-LP: F1 recorder, LMF-1 lavalier microphone, WSL-1 windscreen, MCL-1 mic clip, BCF-1 belt clip, 2x AAA batteries, quick start guide.
F1-SP: F1 recorder, SGH-6 shotgun microphone, WSS-6 windscreen, SMC-1 stereo mini cable for DSLR, SMF-1 shock mount, 2x AAA batteries, quick start guide.
Supported format: 44.1kHz/16-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48kHz/24-bit, 96kHz/24-bit, mono/stereo WAV; 48kbps, 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps, mono/stereo MP3; ID3v1 tags supported. Recording media: Single microSD/microSDHC, class 4 or higher, up to 32GB. Input gain: inf. to +50dB, mono shotgun mic (SGH-6); -12 to +36dB, mic/line in; -32dB/1Pa at 1kHz, lavalier microphone. Input impedance: 2kohm or more, mic/line. Output connectors: Unbalanced 3.5mm stereo jack, phone, 11mW + 11mW into 32ohm load. Power requirements: 2x AAA battery cells/AD-17 5V/1A DC adapter. Dimensions (W x D x H): 64 x 79.8 x 33.3mm. Weight: 120g, without microphone.