ZFR200

ZFR200 Audio Recorder

ZFR200 Audio Recorder

The ZFR200 is an ultra-compact and lightweight timecode referenced audio recorder.

The ZFR200 records on microSD cards and has a built-in SMPTE timecode reader / generator. The unit can receive timecode via a manual jam, the IFB100 or the ZaxNet 2.4 GHz wireless network.

It’s a great replacement for wireless mics on reality television type productions where there is poor RF range, interference issues, or no availabe frequencies are present. With a timecode jam any quantity of ZFR200’s can be used in sync all day, the built-in timecode generator is accurate within one frame over a six hour period. The unit is powered with a single AA battery. It can run up to 10 hours using lithium or rechargeable batteries or up to seven hours using alkaline batteries.

Weighing in at just 3.1oz, the ZFR200 is constructed out of a high strength nylon polymer case making it resistant to water and corrosion.

Files can be output as either 24 bit / 48 KHz timecode stamped broadcast wave files or timecode stamped MP3’s.

ZFR200 Top View

ZFR200 Top View

ZFR200 Features:

  • Fault tolerant recording
  • Removable microSD recording media
  • Records 96 hours of uncompressed audio using a 16 GB memory card
  • Built-in timecode reader / generator
  • Built-in RF receiver for remote timecode synchronization and reception of remote control commands from IFB100
  • Small size & rugged design
  • Graphic backlit LCD display

The ZFR200 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.

Both record / stop and continuous loop recording are supported.

File transfer software, that runs on both MAC and PC operating systems, is included with the ZFR200.  ZFR200 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.  Any number of versions of the same recording can be made from a single file.

There are two timecode stamped file types to choose from: BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) or MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3).  MP3 files are great for fast transmission over the internet to a transcription house.

ZFR200 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.CLAD22)
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
Recording
Media microSD card (Flash memory)
File Format .ZAX
Recording Time 96 hours (16 GB card)
Internal 2.4 Ghz Timecode and Remote Control Receiver
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
Physical
Weight 3.1 oz without battery
Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.40″ x 2.40″ x .65″
External Power N/A
Internal Power (Battery) Up to 6 hours (one lithium or NiMH AA)
Up to 5 hours (one alkaline AA)
Display Graphic LCD panel