One-Stop VR Audio
The Zoom H3-VR virtual reality audio recorder is the complete solution for capturing and processing spatial audio for VR, AR and mixed-reality content. With a built-in Ambisonic mic, recorder and decoder, the H3-VR puts 360-audio in the palm of your hand.
A New Way to go from A to B
In the past, capturing VR audio required a dedicated Ambisonic mic, a separate recorder and a computer for encoding the audio from raw Ambisonics A format to VR-ready Ambisonics B format. Now, with the H3-VR, all of the encoding and decoding is done on board, saving time, money and effort at every step.
Audio For Every Reality
Ambisonics Audio for VR
The H3-VR’s 4-capsule Ambisonic mic captures precise 360-degree VR audio recordings up to 24 bit/96 kHz. And without ever connecting to a computer, the onboard decoder allows you to export Ambisonics B-format files directly.
Binaural 3D Stereo
The H3-VR also records stereo binaural WAV files up to 24 bit/48 kHz. Stereo binaural provides a hyper-realistic spatial recording that enhances 2D productions with 3D audio.
The H3-VR even offers standard stereo recording for recordings that will be played out of speakers rather than headphones.
5.1ch Surround for Video
Free to download, ZOOM Ambisonics Player software can easily convert Ambisonics audio to a 5.1ch surround file that is pre-aligned to the proper speakers, and is exported to your video or audio editor for syncing with standard video.
The H3-VR also enables you to live stream events in 360 degrees so that wherever your fans are, they’ll have access to the best seats in the house.
6-Axis Motion Sensor
Auto Mic Position and Level Detection make placing the H3-VR simple. Whether positioned upright, upside down, endfire or endfire inverted, the H3-VR automatically calibrates so your audio and video are already aligned for post.
The slam of dungeon doors, growl of monsters or howl of the wind can make or break a player’s fantasy. With the ability to capture high-quality in-game audio, you can elevate your player’s experience to new levels.
Monitoring & Playback
You can also monitor your audio live in stereo binaural or use the H3-VR’s onboard Ambisonics Decoding to simulate your recorded 360-experience during playback.
Out of the Shot But in Control
Obviously, when you're recording a 360-degree video, if can be tricky to stay out of shot which is why the H3 Control App lets you remotely access transport controls, level settings, and metadata notes right from your iOS device. Sweet! *Optional BTA-1 adapter required
360º Post-Production Made Easy
Then, once you've recorded the H3-VR’s companion ZOOM Ambisonics Player software takes the work out of post-production by easily converting your Ambisonics files to Stereo, Binaural, 5.1ch surround and more. Play, trim, re-orientate and export your audio files in minutes.
What's in the Box?
H3-VR Handy Recorder
Dual mounting bracket
BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter
WSU-1 Hairy Windscreen
For more information on the Zoom H3-VR check out their website.
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Zoom H3-VR 360/Virtual Reality Handy Recorder Tech Specs:
Recording Media: Cards compatible with microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC specifications
(Class 4 or higher)
Recording Formats: Ambisonics A, Ambisonics B (FuMa/AmbiX)
WAV 4ch poly (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/16-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit
WAV stereo (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/16-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit
WAV stereo (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit
Display: 1.25" monochrome LCD (96×64)
Motion Sensor: 6 axes (3-axis gyro, 3-axis acceleration)
Built-In Ambisonic Mic: 4 matched unidirectional condenser mics
Maximum sound pressure input: 120 dB SPL
Mic gain: +18 – +48 dB
Line Out: Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini
Maximum output level: −10 dBu (1 kHz, 10 kΩ load)
Phone Out: Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini
Maximum output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
Mass storage operation
• USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio interface operation
• 2 in/2 out (stereo/binaural input), USB 2.0 Full Speed
• 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit
• 4 in/2 out ( Ambisonics A/FuMa/AmbiX input), USB 2.0 High Speed
• 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit
Power: 2 AA batteries (alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or lithium)
AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A (supports USB bus power)
Estimated recording time when using batteries: 48 kHz/24-bit, FuMa Rec Mode
• Alkaline batteries: about 11.5 hours
• NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 11.5 hours
• Lithium batteries: about 24 hours
• The above values are approximate.
• Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods. They will vary greatly according to use conditions.
External Dimensions: 76 mm (W) × 78 mm (D) × 123 mm (H)
Weight (Main Unit): 120 g
Zoom H3-VR 360/Virtual Reality Handy Recorder Features:
4 built-in mics arranged in an Ambisonic array
Full-sphere surround sound recording
Single-knob gain control of all input levels
Onboard Ambisonics A to B decoding
Three recording modes: Ambisonics, Stereo Binaural or Standard Stereo
Record up to 24bit/96kHz
Stereo binaural monitoring of Ambisonics signal
Headphone output and line output
Auto Mic Position Detection using 6-axis gyroscope (upfront, endfire, upside-down, endfire inverted)
Level Function to ensure precise angle placement
Wireless iOS remote control available through the BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter
Onboard Ambisonics playback with audio rotation
Accurate internal clock with .5ppm discrepancy
USB 2.0 Audio Interface Mode
Zoom PC/Mac post-production software to play, change a direction, and convert to binaural, stereo,and 5.1ch surround file
Powered by 2 AA batteries or USB bus power
Records to SD card up to 512GB
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