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Zoom H3-VR Virtual Reality Audio Recorder

by Zoom
£239.00 inc. vat
£199.17 ex. vat
SKU SZOOH3VR
Usually Ships in 1-3 Business Days.

Zoom H3-VR

The Zoom H3-VR is a virtual reality (360') audio recorder, a 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.

Zoom H3-VR Features

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

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.

At a glance

  • 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

What's Included

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

Specifications

  • Recording Media: Cards compatible with microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC specifications (Class 4 or higher)
  • 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
  • Display: 1.25" monochrome LCD (96×64)
  • 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)
  • Power:
    • 2 AA batteries
    • AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A
  • External dimensions: 76 mm (W) × 78 mm (D) × 123 mm (H)
  • Weight (main unit only): 120 g