The ZFR400 is an ultra small bodypack style timecode stamped audio recorder with features you can’t get anywhere but Zaxcom!
Small and durable, it’s housed in a high strength, impact resistant nylon polymer casing with rounded edges, machined metal and rubber gaskets. ZFR400 runs cool, the combination of the nylon composite case and its power efficiency make the heat transfer practically non existent.
NeverClip™ and ZaxNet remote control are just the beginning. The ZFR400 can be used as a stand alone recorder or as part of Zaxcom’s patented virtual multi-track recording system. The Zaxcom ZFR recorders have been used on countless productions over the years to record talent audio directly on the bodypack instead of using wireless microphones and multi-track recorders. It’s a savior when RF isn’t an option.
A new feature of the ZFR400 is a direct audio / timecode output directly from the LEMO connector either independently or simultaneously alongside the microphone input.
NeverClip™ works by utilizing two A-D converters to extend the dynamic range of the transmitter to 128 dB, so there’s never any limiter distortion.
ZFR400 is equipped with ZaxNet™, a long-range remote-control system allowing the user to send timecode, adjust pre-amp gain, and place the unit in record, playback, and stop modes – all without ever needing to disturb talent.
The ZFR400 also sends a Quality Control audio signal over ZaxNet so when micing someone you can use an ERX to listen to the mic right on the spot.
On power up the ZRF will jam timecode by receiving the ZaxNet 2.4 GHz signal and will then start transmitting QC audio with timecode within 10 seconds. The built-in ZaxNet transmitter can be used for quality control monitoring and as a timecode master to wirelessly jam other recording bodypack recorders or recording wireless transmitters. The bodypacks can optionally re-jam timecode every few minutes to maintain sub-frame accurate timecode lock. At the end of your shoot, you gather each SD memory card from the ZFR and deliver them to post.
The ZFR400 runs on an NP-50 battery with a run time of up to 10 hours.