- Two unidirectional condenser microphones with advanced shockmount
- Four-track simultaneous recording
- Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in WAV or MP3 formats
- Up to 15 hours of operation with two AA batteries
- Built in effects for filtering and compression
- Records directly to SD and SDHC cards of up to 32 GB
- Mounts directly to DSLR or camcorder with optional adapter
- Auto-record, Pre-record, and Backup-record functions
- Large backlit LCD display
- Product code FXR005
With the ability to render up to 15 hours of operation with two AA alkaline batteries, the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio in WAV or MP3 formats. This device records directly to SD and SDHC cards of up to 32 GB and it mounts directly to a DSLR or camcorder with optional adapter. Audio is recorded through the two unidirectional condenser microphones with advanced shockmount which allows four-track simultaneous recording. The sound can then be enhanced with the built-in effects for filtering and compression while its functions can be seen at the large backlit LCD display. With auto-record, pre-record, and backup-record functions, this item comes with product code FXR005.
Product Features in Detail
Louder. Closer. Cleaner
X/Y recording allows you to cover a wide area yet still capture sound sources in the center with clarity and definition, making it ideal for all types of live stereo recording. The XYH-5 X/Y microphone capsule included with the H5 provides two matched unidirectional condenser microphones set at a 90 degree angle. These are housed within an advanced shockmount that employs rugged external mic wires and rubberized material to isolate the unit from the H5 body and thus minimize vibration and handling noise. The design of the XYH-5 also allows the H5 to handle louder sounds than any other Handy Recorder model: 140 dB SPL, to be precise—equivalent to the sound of a jet aircraft from less than 200 feet away—enabling you to capture sounds louder, closer, and cleaner than you ever could before.
Five interchangeable mic capsules
Depending on your audio needs, you can use any of the five capsules and interchange them like how a camera lens is replaced. You can choose between the X/Y capsules, the mid-side capsule, the live recording capsule, the shotgun capsule, and the XLR/TRS combo capsule.
Ins and outs
In addition to standard transport controls (stop, play/pause, record, rewind, and fast-forward), the front panel of the H5 offers dedicated record arming buttons for each track, which double as mute switches during playback. A Hold switch disables all front panel buttons to prevent accidental operation during recording. The H5 can be attached to a camera strap or, with the use of our optional Hot Shoe mount, mounted directly to a DSLR or camcorder.
The H5 also provides everything you need to connect with the outside world. Dual combo XLR/TRS inputs that can handle both mic- and line-level signals allow you to connect external microphones and line-level devices like mixers, portable music players, effects processors, and electronic keyboards—even electric guitars or basses equipped with active electronics. Each H5 input has its own dedicated gain control knob, located beneath a protective bar that prevents accidental movement during handling. The supplied XYH-5 X/Y capsule also provides a secondary input for connecting stereo mic- or line-level signal via a ⅛" mini phone jack. The H5 supports a +4 dB (professional) input level and utilizes the same high-quality preamps as our flagship H6, ensuring great-sounding recordings in all sonic environments.
There are lots of output options as well. A dedicated Line Out with adjustable volume allows you to send a stereo audio output from the H5 to the mic input of a video 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 over headphones. There's also a built-in speaker for fast access playback, and a USB port which allows the H5 to be used as an audio interface for your computer or iPad.
The WAV files recorded by the H5 can be 16- or 24-bit, with sampling rates of 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz*. They are automatically time-stamped and thus Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compliant, allowing for precise synchronization in video post-production. MP3 files, while slightly lower in fidelity, are much smaller than WAV files and are thus easier to email and post on social networking sites—allowing you to quickly and easily share your creations around the world.
* 96 kHz sampling rate available in stereo mode only
There’s an Auto-Record function that allows recording to begin automatically when a certain level of sound is detected and an equivalent Auto-Stop function that ends recording when the sound drops below a user-designated level, either immediately or up to 5 seconds later. And then there's Backup-Record—the ultimate safety net.* It enables the H5 to automatically record a duplicate set of stereo tracks with 12dB less input gain. Even if your original track is distorted, chances are the Backup version will be fine!
State of the art editing with every recorder
The Zoom H5 comes with free download licenses for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software and WaveLab LE audio editing software, providing not just the ability to capture superior audio in every box, but to do spectacular things with it.
Whether you wish to create your own music utilizing the Handy Recorder’s USB audio interface function or take your recordings to a more professional level, Steinberg’s powerful and state-of-the-art audio software used by creators around the world now comes with every Zoom Handy Recorder purchase.
Included in the Box
Zoom H5 Handy Recorder
2 x AA Battery
XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
2 GB SD card
Software download for Steinberg Cubase LE and WaveLab LE
24 Months Genuine Local Australian Warranty
This Zoom H5 Handy Recorder comes with 24 Months Genuine Local Australian Warranty.
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