ZOOM H3-VR Virtual Reality 360 degree Audio Recorder


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    ZH3VR - Overview

    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. 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.

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

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

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

    • Features:

      • 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
    • Specifications:

      • 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
      • Stereo: 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
      • Binaural: WAV stereo (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit

      • Recording Media: Cards compatible with microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC specifications (Class 4 or higher)
      • Display: 1.25" monochrome LCD (96x64)
      • 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)
      • USB Connector: microUSB
      • 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
      • Dimensions (W x D x H): 2.99" x 3.07" x 4.84" (76 mm x 78 mm x 123 mm)
      • Weight (main unit only): 4.23 oz. (120 g)
    • Item Includes:

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