Zoom H3-VR Virtual Reality Surround Sound Audio Recorder

Zoom H3-VR Virtual Reality Audio Recorder

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Product Code: ZOOZEH3-VR

Brand: Zoom

Product Features

  • Zoom H3-VR for Ambisonic surround sound recording
  • Small and easy to set up
  • Remarkable value for money
£207.00 inc. VAT £172.50ex.VAT
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Product Description

Zoom H3-VR audio recorder

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.

Previously, 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 so the whole process is simpler and quicker.

Ambisonics Audio for VR

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

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.

Standard Stereo

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

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.

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.

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. Now that's clever!

And there's more - 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.

Output Volume Controls

The H3-VR's line out volume control lets you adjust the output volume to a DSLR camera, additional headphone, etc.

Headphone Jack

A dedicated headphone jack allows for stereo binaural monitoring of your audio while recording.

Dynamic Display

A directionally-responsive LCD screen provides a bright, clear display even when upside-down.

Transport Controls

The Home, Play/Pause, Forward, Reverse and Menu buttons are positioned for quick access.

Power/Hold Button

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.

Built-in Limiter

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 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.

Power Options

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.

Lightweight/Portable Design

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.

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