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  • The H3-VR Handy Recorder - VR Audio, You’ve Arrived

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    The Zoom H3-VR Handy Recorder

    VR Audio, You’ve Arrived



    September 13, 2018 – Zoom Corporation introduces the H3-VR virtual reality audio recorder – the only recorder that can capture, encode and decode spatial audio all in one device.


    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.


    “We’re excited to enter the world of VR audio, but for us it just seems natural,” commented David Via, Vice President of Market at Zoom North America. “Numerous market research studies have VR and AR consumer markets growing ten-fold over the next five years and content creation will grow with them. Historically video development has taken priority over audio considerations,” Via continued, “but the H3-VR puts sound design back at the forefront. It offers VR creators newly enhanced 360-content and a streamlined workflow all at a very affordable price.”


    At $349.99, the Zoom H3-VR democratizes 360-content production by giving creators of all levels the tools they need to capture spatial audio for VR, AR and mixed-realty content. 


    The Zoom H3-VR will be available in October 2018. For more information including specs and videos, please visit www.zoom-na.com/H3VR or contact Zoom North America at info@zoom-na.com.


    *Optional BTA-1 required





    The ZOOM H3-VR is an all-in-one virtual reality audio recorder, featuring an Ambisonic mic and onboard decoder.



    Zoom North America is the U.S. affiliate of the Zoom Corporation (Japan). The company prides itself on offering its customers the very highest level of service and support.  For more information, please visit www.zoom-na.com or contact Zoom North America at info@zoom-na.com.



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