Advances in video have made filmmaking accessible to creators all over. But the accessibility of professional audio devices has not kept pace. Field recorders, with essential features such as time code, have been unobtainable for most. Until now. The F8 is made for serious filmmakers and sound designers. With 8-input/10-track recording, super low-noise preamps, and enhance for 24-bit/192 kHz audio, the F8 captures the highest-quality audio. Outfitted with our finest mic preamps so far, the F8 features an extremely low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to 75 dB), with +4 dB line inputs. The F8 can record at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and is equipped with onboard limiters designed to provide overload protection. Limiting may also be applied to all 8 channels concurrently at full resolution, with 10 dB of headroom and controls for setting threshold, attack, and release. The F8’s time code is state of the art. It utilizes a Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) that generates time code at 0.2 ppm accuracy, enabling rock-solid syncing of audio and video. The F8 supports all standard dropframe and non-drop formats, and can jam sync to time code being provided by external devices. An input and output are provided on standard BNC connectors, enabling easy integration into any rig. The F8 is not just versatile and feature wealthy, it’s the smallest field recorder with eight XLR combo preamps ever made. Weighing just 2.1 pounds (without batteries), its aluminum chassis is both rugged and durable. Sound professionals every so often work in dusty, hard-to-see environments. Level meters with adjustable brightness and its 2.4 inch full-color backlit LCD (which may also be set to monochrome mode), make the F8 easy to use in any environment — from low-light to direct sunlight.