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Zoom Announces Compatibility with Sennheiser’s AMBEO

Zoom announced that its F8 and F4 MultiTrack Field Recorders and Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR Microphone have been made compatible so that they can be used to record 360-degree audio for video.

Zoom F8 recorder.

Zoom F8 recorder.

Zoom has entered Sennheiser’s AMBEO for VR partnership program. It’s a move that will allow the AMBEO VR Mic’s A-B converter to be embedded in the Zoom F8.

The Zoom F8 and F4 will offer gain-linking capability, allowing creators to adjust the gain on all four capsules of the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic evenly and simultaneously with one knob, helping users monitor and adjust audio levels when recording in the field.

Zoom is developing new AMBEO-ready firmware for the F8 and F4 with A-B decoding for properly monitoring signal from the AMBEO mic.

“At Zoom, we always take into high consideration new technology for audio recording,” said Masa Iijima, CEO of Zoom. “VR audio has just started, and we are happy to partner with Sennheiser AMBEO to provide such an innovative VR recording solution to professionals and creators with our F8 and F4 field recorders.”

The firmware updates will be available in late September for F8 and in December 2017 for F4.

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