Four tracks of simultaneous recording and interchangeable mic capsules make the H5 flexible and powerful enough to meet the evolving needs of today’s creators.
The design of the XYH-5 mic capsule allows the H5 to handle up to 140 dB SPL — equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away! And to keep your levels under control, the H5 offers compression and limiting.
The H5’s rubberized housing and shock-mounted microphones minimize vibration and handling noise, while a low-cut filter helps eliminate wind noise and other kinds of low frequency rumble.
The H5 utilizes the same high-quality, low-noise preamps as our flagship H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.
The Pre-Record function captures and saves two seconds of audio before you hit RECORD — perfect for unexpected starts.
The Auto-Record function allow the H5 to automatically start and stop recording at predefined sound levels.
The H5’s Backup-Record function automatically records a duplicate set of L/R tracks with 12db less input gain. This audio safety net helps to protect your recordings.
INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
The H5’s XLR/TRS combo inputs can handle both mic- and line-level signals for microphones, wireless receivers, mixers, keyboards and more. Each input has a dedicated gain control knob. The supplied XYH-5 capsule also provides an additional mic/line input via a ⅛” mini phone jack.
A Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send audio from the H5 to the input of a camera or other device without the need for an attenuator cable. In addition, there’s a separate headphone output with a dedicated volume control. You can use both outputs simultaneously to route audio to your DSLR while monitoring with headphones.
RECORDING TIMES & FILE FORMATS
Record continuously for over 15 hours with just 2 AA batteries or extend your recording time indefinitely with the optional AD-17 AC adapter.
The H5 can record up to six monophonic WAV files (or up to three stereo files) in any of the following formats:
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
INCLUDED WITH THE H5
XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
AA size (LR6) battery x 2
Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
Steinberg Cubase LE software download
OPTIONAL H5 ACCESSORIES
PCH-5 Protective Case for H5 Handy Recorder
SGH-6 Shotgun Mic Capsule
SSH-6 Stereo Shotgun Mic Capsule
EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Combo Capsule
XYH-6 X/Y Mic Capsule
MSH-6 Mid-Side Mic Capsule
ECM-3 Extension Cable for Zoom Microphone Capsules
HS-1 Hot Shoe Mount Adapter
MA-2 Tripod to Mic Stand Adapter for Handy Recorders
WSU-1 Universal Windscreen
APH-5 Accessory Pack includes RCH-5 wired Remote Controller, AD-17 USB-type AC adapter, and Hairy Windscreen
Includes detachable X/Y capsule (XYH-5) capable of handling 140 dB SPL
Shock-mounted mics for reduced handling noise
Compatible with all Zoom input capsules
Four-track simultaneous recording
Records directly to SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB
Up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
Two mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors, each with selectable phantom power and -20 dB pad
Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions mean that you’ll never miss that perfect take
Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad with Loop Back function
Powered by two AA batteries or via USB
Over 15 hours of operation with alkaline batteries
THE H5 HANDY RECORDER
Ideal for documentaries, podcasting, audio for video, and professional sound design, the Zoom H5 portable handheld recorder lets you quickly record up to four input signals regardless of your audio experience.
SD card: 16MB to 2GB , SDHC card: 4GB to 32GB
Backlit LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
INPUTS L/R [XYH-5 X/Y MIC]:
Mic type: Unidirectional
Sensitivity: -45 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Input gain: -∞ to 52 dB
Max sound pressure input: 140 dB SPL
PHONE OUT :
Connector: 1/8″ stereo mini jack
Output Level: 20 mW +20 mW into 32 Ω load
400mw 8 Ω mono
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96 kHz
Bit rate: 16/24 (Stereo)
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 2
Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
Bit rate: 48/56/64/80/96/112/32/160/192/224/256/320kbps
Whether you’re capturing audio on location, recording music, or producing a podcast, the H8 color touchscreen adapts to your project’s needs with three App-driven interface options. All with the touch of your finger.
THE PODCAST APP
The PODCAST App makes high-production quality simple. With dedicated Sound Pads, use the touch screen to trigger sound effects, music beds and more. Choose from 13 high quality sounds or load your own via an SD card.
The Podcast app accommodates up to 4 mics and two Sound Pad channels.
Podcaster Kevin Chong of Sir Kevin Says podcast and his guest, singer Malavika
Trumpeter and Vocalist Leider Chapotín
THE MUSIC APP
The MUSIC App puts all the important controls at your fingertips: audio levels, faders, metering and more. With 10 inputs and 12 tracks, capturing a large group is easy. Mix, overdub, and enhance your recordings with EQ and compression. Connect to Zoom’s Guitar Lab via USB to access an endless assortment of amps and effects.
LA Musicians Yosmel Montejo (bass), Leider Chapotín (Trumpet, Vocals), Euro Zambrano (Percussion), and Mauricio Guerrero Jr (Guitar)
Foley Artist Rick Owens and Sound Mixer John Sanacore creating sound effects
THE FIELD APP
The FIELD App is ideal for location sound, sound design, conferences, and more. It gives you instant access to large meters for every track, so you can make sure your recordings never clip. Adjust input type, lo-cut, compress, limiter, noise gate, and other key settings.
THE MIC CAPSULE
The H8 comes with the Zoom XYH-6 microphone. This capsule provides two matched high-quality unidirectional mics, for capturing signal directly in front of the recorder. With the Zoom mic capsule system you can easily swap capsules to ensure you’re always using the right mic for the job.
SIX INTERCHANGEABLE MIC CAPSULES
NEXT GENERATION CAPSULE SYSTEM
Zoom’s Capsule System 2.0 allows up to 4 channels of audio to be added to the H8’s capsule connection, creating new ways to expand your recording capabilities.
COMBINATION XY/AB MIC
The XAH-8 capsule delivers pristine stereo recordings. Easily rotate the capsules from a tight XY pattern to a wide AB pattern to enhance the stereo image of your recordings.
The VRH-8 is an Ambisonic mic capsule that utilizes four condenser microphones to deliver immersive 360 audio recordings. A built-in accelerometer helps ensure the capsule is always perfectly aligned, while the on-board Ambisonic decoder automatically handles the necessary conversions, saving you time in post-production.
The EXH-8 capsule provides 4 additional XLR inputs, giving you a total of 10. Each additional input has a dedicated gain knob and pad switch. You can even use your favorite condenser microphones—just connect a power source to the EXH-8 capsule to supply phantom power.
You can monitor level meters and hit REC,PLAY, and STOP in each H8 application mode. Just insert the BTA-1 to your H8 and connect to your iOS device.
INPUTS & OUTPUTS
H8 offers 4 XLR inputs with dedicated pad switches and gain control. 2 additional XLR/TRS combo jacks with Hi-Z switches allow you to capture line level signals, microphones, or directly record electric guitars and basses.
Monitor tracks using the built-in 1/8” headphone output or connect directly to your camera using the dedicated stereo line output.
MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO INTERFACE
The H8 is a powerful USB audio interface. Connect via USB to your PC, Mac, or iPad for up to 12 channels of simultaneous recording.
RECORDING TIME & FILE FORMATS
Get more than 20 hours of recording time from just 4 AA batteries. Or record forever with the optional AD-17 adapter.
The H8 records BWF-compliant WAV and MP3 files in any of the following formats:
The Zoom H8 comes with a free download license for Cubase LE and Steinberg’s WaveLab Cast software. WaveLab Cast helps you to finalize your project with a wide range of comprehensive editing, mixing, and refinement tools.
WaveLab Cast connects you directly with podcast directories, such as Spreaker or Podbean*. You can upload episodes quickly, plus directly create and publish RSS feeds.
Audio for Video
Import your video file and WaveLab Cast will automatically extract the audio. You can use the editing tools to lower unwanted noise, change levels and remove loud sibilants. Metering options allow you to build new tracks, fade-in your music, use EQ and compression. Re-attach the audio to the video file using WaveLab Cast’s export functions.
WaveLab Cast supports up to 96KHz audio quality and includes a high-end re-sampler. RestoreRig removes noise and unwanted sounds. You can assemble new files using the snap functions and crossfade options. Once you’re done, export your sound files in any popular audio format.