April 24, 2017
NAB 2017

Meet the ZFR400, Zaxcom's Smallest Audio Recorder

Zaxcom ZFR400
When you need to wire talent to capture production sound but interference or distance rule out wireless transmission, Zaxcom has you covered.

If you’re a sound recordist, you already know what radio frequency (RF) interference can do to a production track. The ZFR400 can fix that, as it’s a standalone device that records professional Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) or MP3 files directly to an internal micro-SD card.

Measuring 2.2” x 1.6” x .55” (55.8mm x 40.6mm x 14mm) and weighing 2.2oz (62g) with battery, it’s ideal for wiring talent when wireless transmission is unfavorable or when distance is an issue. The included rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of runtime and its tough, impact resistant nylon polymer casing protects against drops and harsh production environments.

Zaxcom ZFR400
Zaxcom ZFR400

The microphone connects via a 3-pin micro LEMO and the recorder has a built-in timecode generator and reader, making the sync in post a breeze. Since this is a professional grade recorder, you’re also getting a slew of features from Zaxcom like NeverClip to give an unprecedented 128 dB of dynamic range without clipping audio and the popular ZaxNet feature that provides remote control functionality through a 2.4 GHz RF signal.

Zaxcom has added standard features like a high-pass filter and the ability to monitor the recording through its ERX3TCD audio receiver via ZaxNet QC. Besides wiring talent, the ZFR400 can be used for car work, plant miking or as a backup to a wireless system. Price is not available yet, but Zaxcom says it will be available in May. 

Tech Specs

  • 128 db of dynamic range
  • Internal recording to microSD
  • Rechargeable battery
  • High-pass filer
  • 3-pin micro LEMO connector 

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