Zoom’s New Flagship
Field Recorder.

Filmmakers and sound professionals know the importance of sharp, clean audio in storytelling. From the click of a seatbelt to the roar of an engine, the F8n Pro’s 8 inputs capture full dynamic range using 32-bit float technology.

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F8n Pro
Paula Fairfield

The Sound of Dragons

“I dream sonically, and then I go look for it. That’s why it's so important to have a recorder that I can rely on.”


— Paula Fairfield

SOUND DESIGNER | GAME OF THRONES, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

Connecting XLR cables to the F8n Pro

Create Immersive Audio

With 8 inputs and 10 tracks, the F8n Pro can capture the most complex audio, expanding your options so that you can create sonic magic in post.


Watson Wu recording weaponry for video game use

Explosive Audio

32-Bit Float is a game-changer. The F8n Pro uses dual A/D converters and professional-grade preamps to capture clip-free audio – without ever needing to adjust gain!

Chris Munro

The Sound of Action

“The great thing about Zoom recorders is that you can have lots of these in your toolkit, in varying sizes and capabilities.”


— Chris Munro

PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER | MISSION IMPOSSIBLE SERIES, SPIDERMAN: FAR FROM HOME

Paula Fairfield monitoring sound on the F8n Pro

Multiple Feeds

The F8n Pro has three outputs for external devices, headphones, and camera connections. You can keep tabs on your tracks pre or post-fader, check levels, route signals to the left or right and set alert tones for battery and recording status.

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PROFESSIONAL FEATURES

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Formatting Options

The F8n Pro records in BWF-compatible WAV formats up to 32-bit resolution and at sample rates up to 192 kHz.

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Built-in Processing

The F8n Pro features flexible signal routing from all inputs to all outputs, phase inversion and mid-side decoding. It also provides high-pass filtering to reduce the sound of wind and other noise. Input and output delays are also available.

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State-of-the-Art Timecode

Keep your tracks perfectly synced even when you power down. On or off, the F8n Pro’s Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy.

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Stay Focused With Zoom Automix

Zoom AutoMix lets you keep your eyes on the action by automatically adjusting the levels of your mix to reduce ambient sound.

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Full Metadata Entry

The track name, scene names, notes, and more can be entered directly from the unit or via the Zoom F8 Control App for iOS / Android.

Chris Jojo

The Sounds of Gaming

“I’ve been using the Zoom F-series since 2015. Zoom products stand up to my needs: they’re robust and easy to use.”



— Chris Jojo

SENIOR SOUND DESIGNER, PRINCIPAL SOUND RECORDING ENGINEER
DiRT 5, DiRT RALLY 2.0, GRID LEGENDS, F1 2022, DIRT RALLY 4

Hot rod being recorded during a burnout

Six Seconds of Audio

The pre-record function allows you to capture up to 6 seconds of audio before you hit the RECORD button, guaranteeing you never miss a take.

F8n Pro connected to a laptop in Interface mode

Record and Stream, Together

When connected to your computer, the F8n Pro can be used as a 8-in / 4-out audio interface. Record and stream in 32-bit float / 96khz while simultaneously recording to SD cards.

Watson Wu

Peace of Mind

"There are so many factors to worry about during a production. You’re often running out of time or losing daylight. That’s where 32-bit float can really give you peace-of-mind. It’s something to rely on. You can’t listen to every channel at once, so it reassures you that you’re not missing any sounds too low or too high and you’re getting that from every input."


—Watson Wu

SOUND DESIGNER | NEED FOR SPEED, GRID, BORDERLANDS 3

Using the F8 Control App

Go Mobile

The F8 Control App (for iOS / for Android) lets you visually monitor signals, adjust levels, trigger transport controls, enter metadata and more from your Android device, iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth.

F-Control connected to the F8n Pro

Expanded Control

The Zoom F-Control (FRC-8) gives you more flexibility in the field. With 60 mm faders and controls for trim, pan and track-arming, the FRC-8 is a must-have for any professional filmmaker.



* The F-Control is sold separately. You can learn more
here.

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Power Up

The F8n Pro is well-equipped for long location shoots or remote fieldwork, with a variety of power options and massive storage.

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Onboard Power

Use eight AA alkaline batteries for 5 hours of power or plug in the included AD-19 AC adapter.

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Alternate Power

External 9-18 volt DC battery packs can be used with a 4-pin Hirose connector.

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Dual Memory

Record simultaneously on two SD cards, up to 1TB each, allowing for redundant recording.

Mark Lanza

Passion for Greatness

“I love to throw a lot of mics at a session. With the Zoom multi-track recorders, I can have up to eight inputs, and I love to use as many as possible because it gives me options and backups."



— Mark A. Lanza, MPSE

PRESIDENT, MOTION PICTURE SOUND EDITORS | SOUND DESIGNER, SONY PICTURES
INDEPENDENCE DAY, NATURAL BORN KILLERS

Connecting Ambisonic mic XLR cables to the F8n Pro

360º Audio

The F8n Pro’s Ambisonics mode offers precision A-to-B decoding and balanced gain linking, enabling you to capture spatial audio for VR, AR and more.

Download the FREE Zoom Ambisonics Player software to decode and edit your 360-audio with ease.

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F8n Pro packaging

What’s In The Box

Package Includes:

  • F8n Pro Field Recorder
  • Zoom AD-19 12V AC adapter
  • Operation manual

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Optional Accessories:

  • F-Control (FRC-8)
  • PCF-8n Field Bag
  • PCF-4 Field Bag
  • CMF-8 Camera Mounting Bracket
  • TXF-8 TA3 to XLR Cables
  • ECM-3 Mic Capsule Extender Cable
  • ECM-6 Mic Capsule Extender Cable