Zoom H3-VR Handy Audio Recorder

UPC: 884354019969
Availability: Out of Stock


  • 4 built-in mics arranged in an Ambisonic array.
  • Full-sphere surround sound recording.
  • Single-knob gains 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.
  • Slate tone.
  • Extensive metadata.
  • 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.

Whether you’re a game developer, filmmaker or musician, virtual reality is the undeniable future of content creation. While 360-video is exploding in popularity, the ability to easily create 360-audio has lagged behind…until now.

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.

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.

Standard Stereo:

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.

Live Streaming 360:

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 the post.

360 Post-Production Made Easy:

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.

Product Specifications:

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

Stereo: 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

Binaural: 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.

Power: 2 AA batteries (alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or lithium), AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A (supports USB bus power).

Dimensions: 76 mm (W) × 78 mm (D) × 123 mm (H).

Weight (main unit only): 120 g.

More Information
Manufacturer Part Number ZH3VR
UPC 884354019969
Condition new
height 3.78
length 8.94
width 6.57