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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #90 on: March 01, 2018, 09:40:32 PM »
Wow that's quite the price reduction
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #91 on: March 01, 2018, 10:12:04 PM »
Need to compete with SD now that they are no longer the new shiny item.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #92 on: March 02, 2018, 10:03:23 AM »
There's also the possibility that Zoom is coming out with a new recorder...possibly to compete with the MixPre-10T?
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #93 on: March 05, 2018, 03:31:48 AM »
Need to compete with SD now that they are no longer the new shiny item.

F4 is much much cheaper than the MixPre6, and the F8 is heaps and heaps cheaper than the MixPre10T.

So Zoom had a clear lead with pricing even before the price drops, guess Zoom just really wants to hammer home hard that advantage.

But yes, I hope this indicates a new product is coming from Zoom, perhaps in a few weeks more at NAB?

A Zoom F8n or F10 would be nice to see, with some kinds of updates/improvements.

Hopefully not something like the F1 however :-/  Heh, although I suppose a "F2" is a possibility too with say 2x XLR inputs plus a 3.5mm stereo input, if in an ultra small form factor (like the MixPre3 is! :-o ) then that would be a welcome arrival for some.

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #94 on: April 29, 2018, 08:45:57 PM »
Hey All,
I just made the jump from a DR-70D to the F8. My main power source in the field is the RAVPower 23,000 mAh Li-Po pack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HFMUBYG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, connected to the DC in jack on the rear of the F8. I've noticed that if I charge the battery and leave it connected to the deck, the battery loses 25% of its charge overnight. This is with the F8 turned OFF and no internal AA's installed. The battery continues to drain at gradually slowing rate. After 24 hours it is down to less than 20% capacity. This drainage doesn't happen if I leave the battery disconnected. Has anyone else experienced this? Is someone willing to give this a try using any LiPo pack connected to the rear power jack?

My first time out with the deck I ran 6 mics @P48. After three hours the battery was down to 75% capacity- is this normal or is my deck drawing too much current?
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #95 on: April 29, 2018, 11:04:33 PM »
Could it make a difference if you use the hirose connection on the side? 
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #96 on: April 30, 2018, 03:19:52 PM »
Could it make a difference if you use the hirose connection on the side?
I just ordered a cable so we'll see.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #97 on: April 30, 2018, 10:35:35 PM »
> This drainage doesn't happen if I leave the battery disconnected.

Why would you want to leave it connected? While it's good to know how things perform, doesn't seem like good practice in general.


> My first time out with the deck I ran 6 mics @P48. After three hours the battery was down to 75% capacity- is this normal or is my deck drawing too much current?

Six mics for three hours and only using 25 percent, if I'm reading this correct, is remarkably good.

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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #98 on: May 01, 2018, 08:32:11 PM »
> This drainage doesn't happen if I leave the battery disconnected.

Why would you want to leave it connected? While it's good to know how things perform, doesn't seem like good practice in general.

I never had a reason to disconnect it (until now). I had to resolder the USB jack on my DR-70 after less than a year of use. I can only assume that the repetitive connection/disconnection of the USB battery pack contributed to the problem so I just got in the practice of leaving it connected. With both decks, I've attached the battery to the deck with Handi-Tak so I treat it as one unit and just leave them connected.

I think I got to the bottom of this yesterday. Before, I disconnected the DC output cable from the battery and saw no drain on the battery overnight. But if I leave the output cable connected to the battery only (no deck at the other end), the battery loses 25% overnight. Anytime the output cable is connected, the battery's display and backlight turn on and stay on. I wouldn't have thought the little display was much of a load but apparently, that's what draws the battery down. I'm sure I'll have the same issue using the Hirose jack, I'll just have to get in the habit of pulling the cable from the battery when I'm not using it. I can find no way to turn the display off and it's disappointing to think that this unnecessary additional drain is happening whenever I'm running the deck.

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> My first time out with the deck I ran 6 mics @P48. After three hours the battery was down to 75% capacity- is this normal or is my deck drawing too much current?

Six mics for three hours and only using 25 percent, if I'm reading this correct, is remarkably good.

You read it right but I misspoke. It was 4 mics @P48, 2 @PiP.  So long as it gets me through a full festival day...
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #99 on: May 02, 2018, 09:53:01 AM »
4 Mics with PP is still very good on going down 25%.
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Re: Zoom F8 Recorder Part 3
« Reply #100 on: May 21, 2018, 10:43:51 PM »
I wrote up my hopes, dreams, and wishes for the Zoom F8n:

http://ironfilm.co.nz/what-id-like-to-see-in-the-new-zoom-f8n/

(and hopefully even some firmware updates we might see for the original F8/F4)

 

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