Recorders Capture Audio
H3-VR Captures Reality

Whether you’re a game developer, filmmaker or musician, virtual reality is the undeniable future of content creation. While 360-video is exploding in popularity, the ability to easily create 360-audio has lagged behind…until now.

Front and back of the H3-VR 360º Audio Recorder
Using H3-VR to record natural ambient sound in the jungles of Indonesia

One-Stop VR Audio

The Zoom H3-VR virtual reality audio recorder is the complete solution for capturing and processing spatial audio for VR, AR and mixed-reality content. With a built-in Ambisonic mic, recorder and decoder, the H3-VR puts 360-audio in the palm of your hand.



Manne Söderlund | Ivar Studios | Bujang Raba, Sumatra

The H3-VR being used to record an 360º expidition on Mt. Everest

A New Way to go from A to B

In the past, capturing VR audio required a dedicated Ambisonic mic, a separate recorder and a computer for encoding the audio from raw Ambisonics A format to VR-ready Ambisonics B format. Now, with the H3-VR, all of the encoding and decoding is done on board, saving time, money and effort at every step.


Jon Griffith | Alpine Exposures | Mount Everest Expedition


AUDIO
FOR
EVERY
REALITY

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Ambisonics Audio for VR

The H3-VR’s 4-capsule Ambisonic mic captures precise 360-degree VR audio recordings up to 24 bit/96 kHz. And without ever connecting to a computer, the onboard decoder allows you to export Ambisonics B-format files directly.

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Binaural 3D Stereo

The H3-VR also records stereo binaural WAV files up to 24 bit/48 kHz. Stereo binaural provides a hyper-realistic spatial recording that enhances 2D productions with 3D audio.

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Standard Stereo

The H3-VR even offers standard stereo recording for recordings that will be played out of speakers rather than headphones.

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5.1ch Surround for Video

Free to download, ZOOM Ambisonics Player software can easily convert Ambisonics audio to a 5.1ch surround file that is pre-aligned to the proper speakers, and is exported to your video or audio editor for syncing with standard video

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Live Streaming
 360

The H3-VR also enables you to live stream events in 360 degrees so that wherever your fans are, they’ll have access to the best seats in the house

H3-VR and a 360º video rig set up at a monestary in the Himilayas, Nepal

Fits Anywhere.
Captures Everything.

The H3-VR’s compact, conical design captures audio from multiple angles without getting in the way of the camera or the action.



IVAR Studios on location at a Buddhist Monastery | Himalayas, Nepal

H3-VR ON LOCATION

We asked Benedict Green to discuss his experience recording with the H3-VR while on a 360º video shoot at Malibu Creek State Park, CA.



Benedict is co-founder of EccoVR, a company specializing in the creation of high-end spatialized audio.

Image of the H3-VR from all recordable orientations: Upright, Upside Down, Endfire, Endfire Inverted.

6-Axis Motion Sensor

Auto Mic Position and Level Detection make placing the H3-VR simple. Whether positioned upright, upside down, endfire or endfire inverted, the H3-VR automatically calibrates so your audio and video are already aligned for post.

H3-VR with a Oculus gaming headset

Upgrade Your Game Experience

The slam of dungeon doors, growl of monsters or howl of the wind can make or break a player’s fantasy. With the ability to capture high-quality in-game audio, you can elevate your player’s experience to new levels. 

Martin Edström monitors sound from his H3-VR during 360º video production at Mount Everest.

Martin Edström monitors sound from his H3-VR during 360º video production at Mount Everest basecamp.

Monitoring & Playback

Monitor your audio live in stereo binaural or use the H3-VR’s onboard Ambisonics Decoding to simulate your recorded 360-experience during playback.

Rock band performing live with H3-VR recording and streaming live sound.

Streaming and More

Perfect for live streaming, video conferencing, direct recording and more, the H3-VR’s audio interface mode turns it into a USB 360 mic for your computer or stereo mic for your iOS device.

H3-VR being operated using the iPhone Control App.

Out of the Shot But in Control

Staying out of the shot can be tricky when recording a 360-degree video, which is why the H3 Control App lets you remotely access transport controls, level settings, and metadata notes right from your iOS device.*

*Optional BTA-1 adapter required

Zoom Ambisonics player software running on a laptop.

360º Post-Production Made Easy

The H3-VR’s companion ZOOM Ambisonics Player software takes the work out of post-production by easily converting your Ambisonics files to Stereo, Binaural, 5.1ch surround and more. Play, trim, re-orientate and export your audio files in minutes.

Traditional Aztec performance with musicians and dancers in costume.

Recorders Capture Audio, H3-VR Captures Reality.

What's in the Box

What's Included

  • H3-VR Handy Recorder
  • Foam windscreen
  • Dual mounting bracket
  • AA batteries

Optional Accessories

  • BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter
  • WSU-1 Hairy Windscreen
H3-VR package

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