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Zoom F8/F8n: Getting the Most from Your Recorder

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What we cover in the Zoom F8/F8n course


The Zoom F8 & F8n are amazingly capable field recorders designed primarily for film production and film sound design, but can also be used for podcasting, music recording, and many other types of recording. They are deep products with lots of settings and nuances. This can be daunting at first, but we’ll cover the things you need to know to get up to speed and making some great recordings for your film projects!

In this course, we’ll help you understand the settings and nuances you need to know about to make great recordings

  • Fundamentals of recording sound like where should I set my gain trim/input level for dialogue?
  • Basic settings such as trim, phantom power, high pass filters, limiters, faders, pan, phase invert, etc.
  • Recording settings such as what to record to each SD card (Poly vs L/R), sample rate, bit depth, and dual channel recording
  • Sending audio to a camera from the F8
  • Basics of using the F8 as an audio interface with your computer or laptop
  • Setting up timecode
  • How to use the iOS control app
  • How to use the F-Control physical control surface
  • Headphone and output routing


Your Instructor


Curtis Judd
Curtis Judd

Curtis Judd has been recording and processing video sound for over 12 years. He specializes in corporate and short film production and post production. He is a self-professed audio enthusiast and a passionate instructor.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I have a question?
The trick with online courses is that you can't always ask questions of your instructor. Not to worry! We hold periodic online question and answer sessions. I'll email you before the session to submit your questions which you do by simply replying to my email. Then I send you another email when the session is ready to view. Also, you can email me at any time.

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