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  1. Emanuél Sánchez on April 15, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I have a Question. On a Podcast I heard, that even with 32bit float you should level your input. They said when you record with too low levels you loose detail. It’s right that you can boost your audio without noise in post, but the detail is missing. Is this right? When you set your gain to low you only have lets say 5 or 8 bits of dynamic.

  2. MrHamit64 on April 15, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Ah I missed the statement about the same pres as the F6. Okay then that means it sounds hella good. Cause apparently the F6 sounds like the F4 and bruh that thing had me fooled. Seriously when I listened to the Holly Wood Sound goes Indi vid I was like bruh this thing sounds like a Sound Devices 744-T almost. Bruh and that thing’s $4000. Or was when it was a thing. Now it’s been replaced by the 833. These F recorders well seem to also be as silent as the 833. Meaning mixer quiet. Or pretty dam near mixer quiet. But I’ve not heard an F recorder with an NT1-A mic yet. So can’t really say. But if what I’ve heard is something to truely judge buy, hell yeah these things are silent with the Rode NT1-A.

  3. Álex Montoya on April 15, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    We want to buy it but it’s unavailable!

  4. MWIrecords on April 15, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Great recorder! Cool app too. But how about showing some love for all your android users out there! We creators are here, but we’re still waiting!

  5. DEDESARAY on April 15, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    32BİT+192 KHZ?

  6. Mattia Cellotto on April 15, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Is it possible to use the phone app to trigger record on 2 separate F3? If not, is there any way to do so with another solution? Thanks!

  7. Peter Nicholls on April 15, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    I would have been interested in this but according to the manual, there is NO M/S MONITORING SUPPORT – really??!! For your target market, where a significant number of pro users will be using MS mic rigs, being unable to monitor the decoded MS out of the box is going to be a dealbreaker. It would have been so simple to include it – and it’s not as if Zoom are not familiar with the concept! (H2N for instance). Please, in a early firmware update, have an option for headphone monitoriing to be switched to MS decoded, with a width control. This will assist in ensuring correct mic placement for the desired stereo image. Otherwise users are going to have to carry some kind of external MS monitoring device and the point of the compact recorder will be lost. (Without having fully thought it through, I guess an H2N could be used for that purpose – but not a neat solution!).

  8. FocusPulling (.com) on April 15, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    This is great! But, still waiting on the holy grail: integrated Bluetooth AptX Low Latency monitoring via wireless headphones. Anybody can buy a $20 dongle that delivers that same feature via the headphone port, so this is a near-zero cost/effort idea that’s surprisingly ignored (currently, only the Roland R-07 has it, which is a much simpler product).

  9. StheShooter on April 15, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I wish the F1’s had 32bit float. I think the F3 should have been called the F2 & the F2 should be in its own category for example the P1 because it just doesnt fit in this lineup of recorders..

  10. Raymond Isbill on April 15, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    So I should sell my F4 and H5 and get this instead? It really does need Android support for the app ASAP.

  11. Planet Feel Good on April 15, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Great Video, Very Inspiring! Thanks!

  12. CryptoTrader on April 15, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    I love this, but why oh why oh why did you not include a 3.5mm input ? This unit was crying out for it as a super lightweight rig for PiP mics like Clippys, LOM Usi’s, or Binaural headphones. I’m so sad it doesn’t have it, because I would have bought this for sure.

  13. TheEleventeen on April 15, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    ⚜️x🤘🏻x⚜️

  14. Pagpapaitim on April 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    honestly, if you made the screen color and you had 1/4 in jacks with the XLR… yeah, $350 would be worth it. the F6 is a better buy.

  15. Michael Turner on April 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    I’m definitely getting one. I can’t wait!

  16. Jorge Escobar on April 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Where do i buy it? amazon doesn’t have it.

  17. Edmund Elijah on April 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I’m planning on running this on the back of my Sony FX6 – I don’t use the FX6’s top handle, so this is going to give me great options for capturing audio.

  18. Peter Nicholls on April 15, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    There’s a significant real-world problem being reported with this device – apparently the record slider switch is very easy to operate and it can be knocked accidentally causing recording stopped, possibly unknown to the user when concert recording. Putting it into the "hold" position doesn’t fix the problem because knocking it from "hold" to "stop" is too easy. Hopefully this can be fixed with firmware requiring a two-button press to stop recording, as an optional feature for those concerned that this might happen to them. I hope Zoom monitors these comments…

  19. Paul Matulavich on April 15, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    So glad I found this! I film freight trains, and am always looking for the clarity of close proximity audio. Of course it is dangerous to get too close to trains, so this device could be placed close to the tracks in advance of a train, while I film a safe distance away. Does it come with a windscreen?

  20. Ase o/m/g on April 15, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Another Zoom recorder with Micro SD?

    Will it ship with tweezers?

  21. Jacob DeSio Reviews on April 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    For the price, this is a game changer!

  22. Tobias Ney on April 15, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Nice to see Zoom continuing in developing new recorders. Hope they’ll bring a new "F8"-style recorder soon with added EQ’s and at least one digital AES3 input.

  23. Michael Turner on April 15, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I’m definitely getting one. I can’t wait!

  24. jmalmsten on April 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    32bit… at 192kHz?

    wait… this thing just got waaaay more interesting for me. 😀

  25. Joey Kaleniecki on April 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    This looks awesome! I need this…. Thank you

  26. Stéphane S. on April 15, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Launch date? That’s all we need

  27. WalkPastime on April 15, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Can i connect my rode wireless mic with the F3?

  28. mustafa selçuk on April 15, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    what an anticipated piece of art for me .. Please begin to sell this little gem in amazon turkiye as soon as possible.

  29. Mutong Shao on April 15, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    is the f8/f8n gonna get 32bit with firmware update? If so then you would just be the best company in this industry. Simply the fact that your devices last very long service cycle and are well supported. The h4 was a legend, and the h6 was well ahead of its time. The F8 delivers incredible result at unbelievable price range, and the Q8 was any musician’s first dream camera. Keep going, Zoom. We have big hopes on you!

  30. Studio AK on April 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    I wish it had a timecode in/out !! not sure if thats something possible with Zoom BTA-1

  31. Dirk Oberjasper on April 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Absolutely great – thank you for inventing such a smart device, Zoom! 🙂

  32. David Brackett on April 15, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    So will I need a cloud lifter for an SM7B?

  33. Jack Ieronimo on April 15, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I was completely sold on this until the AA batteries. Zoom f6 it is then.

  34. William Morris Music on April 15, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Hi, can you tell me the frequency range of the mic pres please?

  35. Brandon Petersen on April 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Can you jam the timecode like on the F6?

  36. Mike0193Azul on April 15, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Amazing 💚
    Love anything small and lightweight

    Do wish it had a rechargeable internal battery and a 3.5mm input though

  37. German Silva on April 15, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    An I connect my wireless road to this device? I like to use lav mic on the field but I don’t know if I can use it here

  38. Sean Christian on April 15, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I would love to have seen this with a small built in speaker just to monitor/playback without headphones

  39. fabimesizae on April 15, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I want it

  40. Navi Retlav on April 15, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Please make the zoom F4 in the similar form factor as H4n with 32bit/192kHz and built in mics. It will be an instant buy for me.

  41. yinYangMountain on April 15, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Question for ZoomSoundLab:

    – For the iPad or iPad Pro specifically: What program and/or utility can import and edit/adjust the gain level of the 32-bit floating point file? Example: .3db (accidental / occasional clipping) to -6db

    Workflow: The file will ultimately be imported into either: Cubasis 3, LumaFusion, or Logic using the latest version of MacOS.

    Note: Adobe (which requires subscription), Final Cut (for +$300) and Reaper are unrealistic options.

  42. GearTest_Tech on April 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Just preordered mine. Can’t wait to try it out! Can the play/pause button be configured to set markers while recording?

  43. Jim and Dawn Cutler on April 15, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Had mine 4 days now and I’m very pleased. The F2 was not for me. 32-bit float for me is so helpful outside when the dynamics are over the top.

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