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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #195 on: February 23, 2016, 12:41:58 PM »
I have used this 12V L-ion battery from Ebay to power a Tascam DR-680. Does anyone know if it will be good with the F8? Thanks.
Should be good. Probably regulated 12V. As long as you don't feed it higher than 17V all should be fine. And depending on how many mah your bat goes, it'll power F8 for a long time!
I did a test just running internal batts. I was able to record 2 channels for 6 hours before it cut out. And when it cut out it closed the file so there was no data loss.
Cool.. Out of curiosity what AA's were you using in the F8 and were you running headphones/phantom?
Either Powerex 2700 NiMHs or eneloop pro NiMHs.
One channel was phantom, powering a shotgun mic, other was not phantom.
Yes, I had headphones connected and amp turned half up.
I was surprised at how long it went! My Nomad goes 20 minutes on internal batts.

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #196 on: February 23, 2016, 05:11:52 PM »
I have used this 12V L-ion battery from Ebay to power a Tascam DR-680. Does anyone know if it will be good with the F8? Thanks.
Should be good. Probably regulated 12V. As long as you don't feed it higher than 17V all should be fine. And depending on how many mah your bat goes, it'll power F8 for a long time!
I did a test just running internal batts. I was able to record 2 channels for 6 hours before it cut out. And when it cut out it closed the file so there was no data loss.
Cool.. Out of curiosity what AA's were you using in the F8 and were you running headphones/phantom?
Either Powerex 2700 NiMHs or eneloop pro NiMHs.
One channel was phantom, powering a shotgun mic, other was not phantom.
Yes, I had headphones connected and amp turned half up.
I was surprised at how long it went! My Nomad goes 20 minutes on internal batts.
Nice, I use the eneloops..

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #197 on: February 26, 2016, 10:18:51 AM »
what media is everyone using? everyone sticking with the approved list?

im ordering today. wanted to order a couple cards as well

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #198 on: February 26, 2016, 12:01:02 PM »
what media is everyone using? everyone sticking with the approved list?

im ordering today. wanted to order a couple cards as well

These Transcend SDXCs are doing well for me: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00AFTV3FC

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #199 on: February 26, 2016, 12:14:01 PM »
done and done!

ordered 2 of those cards and an f8!

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #200 on: February 26, 2016, 01:04:04 PM »
I wonder how important it is to keep to the list vis a vis sd cards. Coming from the video world the approved list for a camera is gospel but given the lower data rates/transfer speeds of audio how important is it? Just asking because I really am not sure  :-\

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #201 on: February 26, 2016, 01:43:13 PM »
what media is everyone using? everyone sticking with the approved list?

im ordering today. wanted to order a couple cards as well

These Transcend SDXCs are doing well for me: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00AFTV3FC

Yep those are the one's I am using. I always buy Transcend Sd and MicroSD cards I have many of them and to date have never had issues with them. Prior I had some issues with other brands , though that was years ago and quality and speed has improved greatly sine then.
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #202 on: February 26, 2016, 02:27:02 PM »
what media is everyone using? everyone sticking with the approved list?

im ordering today. wanted to order a couple cards as well

These Transcend SDXCs are doing well for me: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00AFTV3FC

Yep those are the one's I am using. I always buy Transcend Sd and MicroSD cards I have many of them and to date have never had issues with them. Prior I had some issues with other brands , though that was years ago and quality and speed has improved greatly sine then.

excellent. ive been using sandisk media for years. But with their recent sale to western digital (i think thats right) i have had second thoughts about buying the new stuff.
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #203 on: February 26, 2016, 04:01:12 PM »
what media is everyone using? everyone sticking with the approved list?

im ordering today. wanted to order a couple cards as well

These Transcend SDXCs are doing well for me: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00AFTV3FC

Yep those are the one's I am using. I always buy Transcend Sd and MicroSD cards I have many of them and to date have never had issues with them. Prior I had some issues with other brands , though that was years ago and quality and speed has improved greatly sine then.

Good to know!
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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #204 on: February 26, 2016, 10:08:47 PM »
Anyone getting the new portabrace that is preorder now?

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #205 on: February 26, 2016, 10:41:40 PM »
Anyone getting the new portabrace that is preorder now?

AR-Z8?  Looks to be shipping from B&H right now though I think if I was in the market, the one made by Zoom looks like it's more the size I'd need.

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #206 on: February 26, 2016, 10:58:17 PM »
Anyone getting the new portabrace that is preorder now?
If you mean the AR-Z8 I have it. The first bag I got was a misfit (too tight for my F8), so I emailed Portabrace and they sent me another one (after testing it with an F8). I have to say PB is a stand-up company...As far as for what I do (location sound) it works, but for you guys it might not be enough real estate for your gear...

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #207 on: February 26, 2016, 11:11:31 PM »
Ar-z8xc

Higher priced. Preorder now at b&h

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #208 on: February 26, 2016, 11:30:22 PM »
I saw that bag. Looks like they just put a little extension on the AR-Z8 -- IMO not worth the extra $100 or so. ORCA has a new F8 bag that looks interesting but not sure it's as durable as the Portabrace...http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1226514-REG/orca_or_28_mini_sound_bag_for.html

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Re: Zoom F8 - Part 2
« Reply #209 on: February 27, 2016, 12:22:44 AM »
Like the orca. But i dislike the open top bags like that. Makes me nervous

 

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