Episode 30 – Gary O'Donoghue reviews the Zoom F3 portable field recorder
From the manufacturer: With 32-bit float recording, the F3 effortlessly captures "the quietest raindrops and the loudest explosions. Its small footprint allows for this recorder to be placed anywhere, as you capture and monitor up to 192 kHz of high-quality audio. FOCUS ON THE SCENE When you’re working in the field or on set, sound levels can fluctuate often and quickly. The F3 allows you to adapt to your scene without having to set the gain or worry about clipping. In post, you’ll be able to work with your capture, regardless of extremely low or high levels. Featuring the dual A/D converters and low-noise preamps found in our professional F-Series recorders, the F3 guarantees high-quality recordings in any setting or situation. The F3 is built with durable side bars, standard tripod mount and slide-resistant rubber feet ensuring that you can mount it on your gear or hide it in any scene. It’s sturdy metal casing and locking XLR connectors is designed for use in a variety of environments."
Gary O'Donoghue reviews this recorder from a blindness perspective, including taking us on a tour of the F3 Control app for iOS.