The Zaxcom ZFR100 is a timecode referenced audio recorder.  The belt-pack style ZFR100 can be used in a sound bag, as a body worn recorder or any other application that requires a timecode referenced audio recording.

ZFR100 Features:

  • Fault tolerant recording
  • Removable MiniSD media
  • Built-in timecode reader / generator
  • Small size & rugged design

The ZFR100 features a fault tolerant recording system.  If a memory card is ejected or accidentally turned off while recording, there will be no audio loss prior to the point of interruption.

The ZFR100 records on removable MiniSD Flash media.

Both record / stop and continuous loop recording is supported.

The ZFR100 boasts a full-featured timecode reader / generator with accuracy of 1 frame every 6 hours (1.54 PPM).  The ZFR100 can auto-detect the timecode frame-rate when jammed.

The ZFR100 operates using a single mic-level unbalanced input with powering for lavaliere microphones.

File transfer software that runs on both MAC and PC operating systems is included with the ZFR100.  ZFR100 audio files are automatically recorded at 48 kHz / 24 bits.  The transfer software utilizes sample rate conversion to obtain the sample rate and bit depth of choice when files are imported to your computer.

There are two timecode stamped file types to choose from: BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) or MP3 file.  MP3 files are smaller files for transmission over the internet to a transcription house.

ZFR100 Specifications:

Recorder Audio
Dynamic Range 104 dB
Distortion <0.01%
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 16 kHz
Highpass Filter Off or 30 to 220 Hz, step: 10 (6 dB per octave)
Mic Power 3.3 VDC @ 10mA max
Mic Connector 3-pin micro-LEMO (mic side = FGB.00.303.CLAD.22)
Input Range -60 to -24 dBu
Impedance 4.7 k ohms
ADC Bit-depth 24 bits
ADC Sampling-rate 48 kHz
Timecode Reader / Generator
Clock Accuracy 1.54 PPM (1 frame out in 6 hours)
Timecode Type SMPTE
Timecode Frame-rates 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97NDF, 29.97DF, 30NDF, 30DF
Media MiniSD card (Flash memory)
File Format .ZAX
Recording Time 96 hours (16 GB card)
IFB Receiver (optional)
RF Frequency Range 2.403 to 2.475 GHz
RF Modulation Digital Spread Spectrum
RF Frequency Step 0.001 GHz (1 MHz )
RF Bandwidth 1 MHz
Channel Separation 2 MHz
Sensitivity -96 dBm
DAC Bit-depth 24 bit
DAC Rate 48 kHz
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 12 kHz
Output Impedance 8-ohm minimum
Weight ?.? oz (??? grams) without battery
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.31″ x 2.3″ x .65″ (84 mm x 58 mm x 17 mm)
External Power (STA100/150) 9 to 18 VDC @ 125 mA
Internal Power (Battery) Up to 20 hours (two AA)
Display Graphic LCD panel

All Specifications subject to change without notice

ZFR100 Optional Accessories

TCR100 – Timecode receiver
The TCR100 allows the ZFR100’s internal timecode to be remotely jammed.  It will also trigger the auto-load feature allowing the ZFR100 to automatically go into Record or Stop mode when it receives running or stopped timecode.  With auto-load, the audio recorded with the ZFR100 will always match the audio on the video camera.

STA100 – Stereo Adaptor
The STA100 turns the ZFR100 into a two-track recorder.  It provides a 2-Channel line-level input, timecode input, timecode / audio output and an external power input.

EA100 – Earpiece Adaptor
The EA100 is used to monitor audio being recorded or played back on the ZFR100.  It has a volume knob and a standard 3.5mm headphone input jack.

TCA100 – Timecode Adaptor
The TCA100 provides a secondary timecode input.  In its standard configuration, the ZFR100’s timecode is jammed via the microphone connector; the TCA100 enables auto-load or a continuous timecode connection.  It has a 3.5mm TRS connector and accepts any source of SMPTE timecode.