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Zoom F1 recorder
« on: January 25, 2018, 06:10:39 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFLRRzhxvog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrV9yf_KkcU


Key Features:
  • Two-channel audio recorder
  • Includes LMF-1 omnidirectional lavalier microphone
  • Lightweight and low-profile design—attaches to belts and waistbands, or fits inside pockets without being seen
  • Compatible with all Zoom microphone capsules
  • Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio
  • Broadcast WAV format (BWF)—files are automatically time-stamped
  • 1.25" monochromatic LCD display can be read under bright light
  • Stereo 1/8" mic/line input jack with plug-in power (2.5V)
  • Stereo 1/8" phone/line output jack with dedicated volume control
  • Built-in limiter and auto level control to avoid clipping
  • Low-cut filter
  • Pre-Record function
  • Tone generator for calibrating audio levels between the F1 and a camera
  • Sound marker function outputs quick tone for syncing audio and video
  • Micro-USB port for data exchange to and from computer
  • Use as an audio interface to record directly to your computer or iOS device
  • Runs on two standard AAA alkaline, Lithium, or NiMH rechargeable batteries, or AD-17 AC adapter (available separately)
  • Up to 10 hours of operation with alkaline batteries (when using lavalier)
  • Includes windscreen, belt clip, mic clip
Available for US$199:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1385361-REG/zoom_zf1lp_zoom_f1_field_recorder.html

Or for US$249 with shotgun module:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1385362-REG/zoom_zf1sp_f1_field_recorder_with.html

Manual and Quick Guide:

https://www.zoom.co.jp/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/E_F1.pdf
https://www.zoom.co.jp/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/E_F1_QuickGuide.pdf
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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 08:44:19 AM »
Looks like the only adjustments for line in level are "Lo-, Lo, Mid-, Mid, Mid+, Hi-, Hi, Hi+, Hi++ or AUTO."
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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »
I guess when you're putting a lav on a person and you can't monitor it during the film scene, welllll... you can't do better than a vague guess at the levels. So who needs more detail than that?! :-/

One of the reasons it is a damn pity there is no option for dual safety track recording like the Tascam DR10L / DR10CS have. Hopefully Zoom will very quickly bring out a firmware update to fix this oversight (assuming this can be fixed by firmware, and isn't a hardware issue).

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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 03:58:19 PM »
I've read another tread about this onze but can't find it anymore. Unboxing etc and  some Nice information??

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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 06:53:40 PM »
I've read another tread about this onze but can't find it anymore. Unboxing etc and  some Nice information??

Rob
I don't see it either.  It would be a shame if it got deleted because there was some good info and photos in that thread.
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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 08:25:35 PM »
I checked this out at B+H the other day. Construction seemed a little weak (but since it's mostly plastic maybe it won't set of metal detectors).

And the salesperson said you can only record in mono...but I guess this might be handy for super stealth where mono is better than nothing.

I forgot to ask, but it did look like you could remove the "belt clips" so it would probably be easier to slide into a pocket then.
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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 08:28:53 PM »
And the salesperson said you can only record in mono

Based on the (now deleted) other thread I think this is incorrect.
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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 08:33:33 PM »
If anyone needs any info or has questions, please feel free to PM me anytime.
If you could repost some of the info and pictures in this thread that would be great...if nothing else it could be a great resource for anyone considering this deck.  First-hand experience is very valuable!
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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 11:54:28 PM »
If anyone needs any info or has questions, please feel free to PM me anytime.
If you could repost some of the info and pictures in this thread that would be great...if nothing else it could be a great resource for anyone considering this deck.  First-hand experience is very valuable!

Sure thing.

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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 02:31:58 AM »
Sadly, I deleted the thread. I put a lot of information and pictures in the post and was trying to help people make a sound buying decision, but it was becoming overwhelmed with non-related and inaccurate guesses by one poster who then decided to make comments about "Americans". I don't support hatred and negative behavior so I deleted the thread. Sorry. If anyone needs any info or has questions, please feel free to PM me anytime.

Sadly, that is a lie. Usually I try not to feed the trolls, but I feel that I need to rectify some of these accusations you made.

Those "guesses" by me and other people were merely questions which you chose to dispose as "false claims". When comparing sizes of different recorders, you chose to ignore the F1's thickness in order to make it appear smaller than it is. When this was pointed out to you, you took your ball and went home.

The comment about "Americans" made by me was a tease about imperial units of measurement. While customary in the US, no one outside of the US understands those and I made a joke about that. Never was there any "hatred" involved. In fact, I love your country (except for the imperial system)! ;-)

Please stop behaving like an 8 year old. And thanks for the pictures and the info you provided.
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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 08:17:59 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJVhH5WQ6es  FWIW, a review which goes into  detail about the menus, etc.  Linked for whatever useful info it may contain and opinions may vary. 

It seems to me that Zoom has positioned this as an alternative to the Tascam lav recorder at the same MSRP.  The Tascam lav is seen as a bargain by some DSLR shooters compared to the cost of wireless lavs and doesn't have the risk of wireless dropouts.   



 

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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 10:40:21 AM »
When comparing sizes of different recorders, you chose to ignore the F1's thickness in order to make it appear smaller than it is.

... and just how did I make something "appear smaller" when I showed several pictures of it. I even mentioned, more than once, that it is in fact "thicker". What would I have to gain in this by making something "appear smaller"??? I don't work for Zoom or have stock in them ... I'm just reporting my opinions.
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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 12:32:07 AM »
And the salesperson said you can only record in mono

Based on the (now deleted) other thread I think this is incorrect.

Why did a thread get deleted?!

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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 12:53:10 PM »
And the salesperson said you can only record in mono

Based on the (now deleted) other thread I think this is incorrect.

I checked the B+H page and you are correct. It says it records in stereo.

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Re: Zoom F1 recorder
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 05:40:09 PM »
Pretty in-depth look at the F1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJVhH5WQ6es
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