MARF stands for Mobile Audio Recording Format

MARF is Zaxcom’s lossless fault tolerant recording system. It’s a robust recording system where the recorded digital files don’t need to be closed or finalized. If power is lost during recording for any reason – dead batteries, prematurely pulled card, recorder dropped in a lake (yes, that’s happened) – everything up until that final moment is preserved. MARF’s toughness is also immune from viruses and corruption.

MARF files are recorded as a .zax file and can be quickly and easily converted to both industry-standard BWF and MP3 files using the ZaxConvert utility. .Zax files also keep timecode and metadata preserved.