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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2017, 03:07:14 PM »
I'll double check that. But I actually also emailed Zoom and they said to check my fader settings. My faders are set at -33.5, which is how it came from the factory. They said that if I set it to 0 then it will record at the same level as the meters read. But then my question on top of that is: if the meters are peaking above 0, but the recording itself is peaking at -12, will it clip when the meters read 0 or when the meters read +12? Sorry if these are dumb questions....

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2017, 03:20:56 PM »
From my understanding the faders (schematic in manual) don't affect the  recordings, unless you are talking about the L/R track; they (can) affect sound going out outputs like main out...

and ... Is Dual Channel Rec on?
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2017, 03:52:43 PM »
Are your meters set to Peak or VU? (Page 116 of the F8 manual)

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Okay, from reading through the manual, I gather that for my purposes, I was to see Peak Only. Is that correct?

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2017, 06:52:04 PM »
I clearly hadn't been paying attention, but Zoom has apparently put out a smaller bag that fits both the F4 and F8.  I hadn't seen it referenced here before.  I just wanted a bag to protect the unit in use and thought the initial bags produced by Zoom and Portabrace for the F8 were too large/expensive.  This seems to fit the bill.  Picked one up and it looks just fine for its intended purpose.  Sized more like the Portabrace AR-Z8, but only $89.99.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #64 on: April 18, 2017, 08:42:19 PM »
I have the bigger bag but I also didn't notice they added the smaller one.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2017, 08:57:36 AM »
This may have been covered before, but will the 1/8" out pass a clean, line level output? Or is it adjusted by a "volume" control on the unit?
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2017, 09:34:17 AM »
This may have been covered before, but will the 1/8" out pass a clean, line level output? Or is it adjusted by a "volume" control on the unit?

All outputs are subject to (incoming) trim. You can also adjust the volume of the specific output channel and/or the outputs in general. Outputs are consumer level...
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #67 on: April 19, 2017, 09:58:13 AM »
This may have been covered before, but will the 1/8" out pass a clean, line level output? Or is it adjusted by a "volume" control on the unit?

All outputs are subject to (incoming) trim. You can also adjust the volume of the specific output channel and/or the outputs in general. Outputs are consumer level...

Thanks. So if a F8 is running two sets of mics and a stereo soundboard feed, just the channels with the soundboard feed can be sent to the out, correct?
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #68 on: April 19, 2017, 11:54:30 AM »
This may have been covered before, but will the 1/8" out pass a clean, line level output? Or is it adjusted by a "volume" control on the unit?

All outputs are subject to (incoming) trim. You can also adjust the volume of the specific output channel and/or the outputs in general. Outputs are consumer level...

Thanks. So if a F8 is running two sets of mics and a stereo soundboard feed, just the channels with the soundboard feed can be sent to the out, correct?


Yes. I take advantage of this to stream out the 1/8" output (1/8" out -> sonicport a/d converter -> ipad via lightning port). If I tried to stream a matrix of my microphones and the SBD, I would have to worry about the delay (assuming microphones are back at the SBD). With the F8, I just limit what is sent to the output to the SBD.

The output routing controls allow you to chose what subset of the inputs to send to an output and allows you set gain for any of those inputs, affecting only the sound coming out of the output as opposed to the recording. You could, for example, have a mixture of microphone input and sbd input but lower the level of the microphone input relative to the SBD input, all without affecting the recordings.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #69 on: April 19, 2017, 12:06:16 PM »
This may have been covered before, but will the 1/8" out pass a clean, line level output? Or is it adjusted by a "volume" control on the unit?

All outputs are subject to (incoming) trim. You can also adjust the volume of the specific output channel and/or the outputs in general. Outputs are consumer level...

Thanks. So if a F8 is running two sets of mics and a stereo soundboard feed, just the channels with the soundboard feed can be sent to the out, correct?


Yes. I take advantage of this to stream out the 1/8" output (1/8" out -> sonicport a/d converter -> ipad via lightning port). If I tried to stream a matrix of my microphones and the SBD, I would have to worry about the delay (assuming microphones are back at the SBD). With the F8, I just limit what is sent to the output to the SBD.

The output routing controls allow you to chose what subset of the inputs to send to an output and allows you set gain for any of those inputs, affecting only the sound coming out of the output as opposed to the recording. You could, for example, have a mixture of microphone input and sbd input but lower the level of the microphone input relative to the SBD input, all without affecting the recordings.

Perfect. Thanks!!
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #70 on: April 26, 2017, 02:31:15 PM »
No affiliation but B&H has $100 off the F8 using code BHNAB17 if you are on the fence and not considering the Mixpre 6.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #71 on: April 26, 2017, 04:12:44 PM »
im about to post mine in the yard sale. Green 3d printed knobs, two 64gb transcend sd cards that are approved, ted made custom chopped right angle 1/4" cables for line input on ch's 1&2, a set of power cables for naztechs on the dc input and hirose too, gakcable for tekkeon to hirose external batt input too and a tekkeon 3450 battery with dip switches for locking voltage selection with minimal use purchased here unused last summer

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #72 on: May 08, 2017, 10:42:22 PM »
Hows everyone powering these? Just picked one up need to figure out the best external battery options. 

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2017, 01:00:05 AM »
I was using tekkeons on the dc inout and the hirose input simultaneously. Then i caught the naztech pb15000's on that time frame where amazon had them <50$ and i snagged a couple of those

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #74 on: May 13, 2017, 10:22:53 AM »
https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/frc-8-f-series-remote-controller#overview

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