The ZOOM H3-VR is an all-in-one virtual reality audio recorder, featuring an Ambisonic mic and onboard decoder.
The H3-VR's 4-capsule Ambisonic mic captures 4 channels of 360-degree audio up to 24 bit/96 kHz. The onboard decoder automatically converts the raw Ambisonics A audio to VR-ready Ambisonics B audio, so it can easily be paired with your 360-video. And no computer is required.
The H3-VR can also record stereo files in binaural mode, providing a hyper-realistic spatial recording for 2D creators looking to add more depth to their sound. For musicians, this means transporting fans from the back row to center stage.
A 6-axis motion sensor provides the H3-VR with Auto Mic Position and Level Detection, so however you position the mic from scene to scene, your 360-audio and video orientations will stay aligned.
Creators can monitor their audio while recording and with the H3 Control App, creators can remotely access transport controls, levels and metadata notes right from their iOS device.
After audio is recorded, the onboard Ambisonics playback allows you to rotate the H3-VR to simulate spatial audio while listening.
4 built-in mics arranged in an Ambisonic arrayFull-sphere surround sound recordingSingle-knob gain control of all input levelsOnboard Ambisonics A to B decodingThree recording modes: Ambisonics, Stereo Binaural or Standard StereoRecord up to 24bit/96kHzStereo binaural monitoring of Ambisonics signalHeadphone output and line outputSlate toneExtensive metadataAuto Mic Position Detection using 6-axis gyroscope (upfront, end fire,upside-down, end fire inverted)Level Function to ensure precise angle placementWireless iOS remote control available through the BTA-1 Bluetooth adapterOnboard Ambisonics playback with audio rotationAccurate internal clock with .5ppm discrepancyUSB 2.0 Audio Interface ModeZoom Ambisonics Player software to play, change a direction, and convert to binaural, stereo,and 5.1ch surround filePowered by 2 AA batteries (6-7 hours of operation) or USB bus powerRecords to SD card up to 512GB
Cards compatible with microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC specifications (Class 4 or higher)
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
1.25" monochrome LCD (96x64)
6 axes (3-axis gyro, 3-axis acceleration)
Built-in Ambisonic mic
4 matched unidirectional condenser micsMaximum sound pressure input: 120 dB SPLMic gain: +18 - +48 dB
Connector: 3.5 mm stereo miniMaximum output level: 10 dBu (1 kHz, 10 k load)
Connector: 3.5 mm stereo miniMaximum output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 load)
Mass storage operation
USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio interface operation
2 in/2 out (stereo/binaural input), USB 2.0 Full Speed44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit4 in/2 out ( Ambisonics A/FuMa/AmbiX input), USB 2.0 High Speed44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit
2 AA batteries (alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or lithium)AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A (supports USB bus power)
Estimated continuous recording time using batteries
48 kHz/24-bit, FuMa Rec Mode
Alkaline batteries: about 11.5 hoursNiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 11.5 hoursLithium batteries: about 24 hours
76 mm (W) x 78 mm (D) x 123 mm (H)
Weight (main unit only)