The Zoom H3-VR Handy Recorder

13. September 2018| Zoom

Zoom Corporation introduces sensational Virtual Reality audio recorder H3-VR providing a complete solution for capturing and processing 360-audio for VR, AR and mixed-reality content – all in one compact and portable device.

With its own 4-capsule Ambisonics mic and onboard A/B decoder, the H3-VR records four channels of audio that automatically converts to be compatible with 360-audio. A process that currently requires a multi-piece rig and specialized software, can now be done intuitively with the all-new Zoom H3-VR Handy Recorder.

The H3-VR can also playback instantaneously stereo files both in standard and binaural modes, providing a hyper-realistic spatial audio recording for filmmakers, videographers and musicians looking to add VR depth to their sound.

The H3-VR’s compact, conical design captures audio from multiple angles without getting in the way of the video camera. After audio is recorded, the onboard Ambisonics playback feature allows you to rotate the H3-VR to simulate spatial audio while listening.

A 6-axis motion sensor provides the H3-VR with Auto Mic Position and Level Detection, so however you position the recorder from scene to scene, your 360- audio and video orientations will stay aligned.

Founded in Tokyo in the early Eighties, Zoom has established a solid reputation as manufacturer of innovative digital audio products based on original microchip design. Today Zoom produces a wide array of recording devices, including a comprehensive range of portable recorders as well as multi-effects
processors for guitars, electronic drum machines and live mixing consoles.

Small enough to be held in the palm of your hand and battery-powered, the ever- popular series of Zoom Handy Recorders have the ability to record digital audio tracks up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution directly to SD card and also be used as USB audio interface for Windows/Mac computers.

The all-new Zoom H3-VR Handy Recorder now offers the unique capability of handling next-generation VR audio technology from one single recording device.

The Zoom H3-VR will debut at the IBC Show at the RAI Center in Amsterdam, 14-18th September.