Features of the H3-VR
- 4 built-in mics arranged in an Ambisonic array
- Full-sphere surround sound recording
- Single-knob gain control of all input levels
- Onboard Ambisonics A to B decoding
- Three recording modes: Ambisonics, Stereo Binaural or Standard Stereo
- Record up to 24bit/96kHz
- Stereo binaural monitoring of Ambisonics signal
- Headphone output and line output
- Slate tone
- Extensive metadata
- Auto Mic Position Detection using 6-axis gyroscope (upfront, endfire,
upside-down, endfire inverted)
- Level Function to ensure precise angle placement
- Wireless iOS remote control available through the BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter
- Onboard Ambisonics playback with audio rotation
- Accurate internal clock with .5ppm discrepancy
- USB 2.0 Audio Interface Mode
- Zoom PC/Mac post-production software to play, change a direction, and convert
to binaural, stereo,and 5.1ch surround file
- Powered by 2 AA batteries or USB bus power
- Records to SD card up to 512GB
Output Volume Controls
The H3-VR’s line out volume control lets you adjust the output volume to a DSLR camera, additional headphone, etc.
A dedicated headphone jack allows for stereo binaural monitoring of your audio while recording.
A directionally-responsive LCD screen provides a bright, clear display even when upside-down.
The Home, Play/Pause, Forward, Reverse and Menu buttons are positioned for quick access.
Lock your settings on the H3-VR while recording using the unit’s Hold function.
Precise Internal Clock
The H3-VR’s highly accurate internal clock with 0.5 ppm discrepancy reduces audio/visual drift.
Slate Tone/Sound Marker
Using the slate tone enables you to easily calibrate the H3-VR and camera audio levels. Use the sound marker to output a tone when recording starts to make syncing audio and video easy.
The H3-VR’s advanced onboard limiter offers distortion-free signal at high volumes.
Low Cut Filter
The H3-VR’s adjustable low cut filter removes unwanted low-end frequencies.
Input Volume Gain
With the single-knob gain control, you can easily adjust the gains of all four mic capsules simultaneously for accurate, balanced 360-degree audio.
Two AA batteries can power the H3-VR for over 11 hours. For longer shoots, the H3-VR can also use portable USB batteries or be plugged in via an AC adapter.
3.5mm Line Out
The H3-VR fits right in with your existing gear, featuring a dedicated line out for a wide range of 360 cameras or other external devices.
Weighing less 5 ounces (120g), the H3-VR is the perfect Ambisonics recorder to take on the go. And since H3-VR records directly to an SD card, there’s no need for external gear.
|Recording Media:||Cards compatible with microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC specifications|
|(Class 4 or higher)|
|Recording formats:||Ambisonics A, Ambisonics B (FuMa/AmbiX)|
|WAV 4ch poly (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/16-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit|
|WAV stereo (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/16-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit|
|WAV stereo (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit|
|Display:||1.25″ monochrome LCD (96×64)|
|Motion sensor:||6 axes (3-axis gyro, 3-axis acceleration)|
|Built-in Ambisonic mic:||4 matched unidirectional condenser mics|
|Maximum sound pressure input: 120 dB SPL|
|Mic gain: +18 – +48 dB|
|LINE OUT:||Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini|
|Maximum output level: −10 dBu (1 kHz, 10 kΩ load)|
|PHONE OUT:||Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini|
|Maximum output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)|
|Mass storage operation|
|USB 2.0 High Speed|
|Audio interface operation|
|2 in/2 out (stereo/binaural input), USB 2.0 Full Speed|
|44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit|
|4 in/2 out ( Ambisonics A/FuMa/AmbiX input), USB 2.0 High Speed|
|44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit|
|Power:||2 AA batteries (alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or lithium)|
|AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A (supports USB bus power)|
|Estimated continuous recording time using batteries:||48 kHz/24-bit, FuMa Rec Mode|
|Alkaline batteries: about 11.5 hours|
|NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 11.5 hours|
|Lithium batteries: about 24 hours|
|• The above values are approximate.|
|• Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods. They will vary greatly according to use conditions.|
|External dimensions:||76 mm (W) × 78 mm (D) × 123 mm (H)|
|Weight (main unit only):||120 g|