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Zoom FRC-8
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:39:59 PM »
On the topic of the Zoom F4/F8 (splitting subjects into two topics here).... In Curtis Judd's final review of the Zoom F4 he noted that the F4 manual has a section on the not yet released FRC-8. Apparently this will be a control panel with trim, fader and pan controls that connects to the F4 (and presumably F8) through USB.

See: http://cinescopophilia.com/zoom-frc-8-control-panel-8-faders-f4-f8-leaked/

Remains to be seen of course what the thing actually is and does, but from the description it sounds like a really interesting addition.

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Re: Zoom FRC-8
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 06:03:48 PM »
Well, it appears that there will be something that you can connect to your F4 (and probably your F8) since the firmware is there in the recorder. There is a rumor that the thing has been seen (possibly just a mock up) in Japan, by those who have signed a non-disclosure agreement. Everything else is pure speculation. Speculate on...

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Re: Zoom FRC-8
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 06:33:37 AM »
Interesting! Thanks for the pics.

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Re: Zoom FRC-8
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 03:03:32 PM »
That's very interesting.  Wonder how they will price it and when they might release the product here.  I still like knobs and faders compared to a touchscreen.

Edit:

Just checked around and you can pre-order one.  B&H has them for $349.99.  No indication of when they will be available though.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=zoom+frc-8&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&typedValue=&Top+Nav-Search=
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Re: Zoom FRC-8
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 03:54:26 PM »
Too bad it doesn't include 8 analog outputs on the back of it, which is the sole remaining feature still missing from the F8 that keeps me from moving to it from my DR-680s (now that the input gains can be linked between channels, or whatever the Zoom terminology is for that feature, which was absent initially yet added later via a firmware update as I understand it).
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