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    After thinking about it, they call it a "Slate...

    After thinking about it, they call it a "Slate Tone" not a "Calibration Tone". What the seems to mean is that it is not intended to calibrate anything. It is just to put a tone on the recording, or...
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    Well, that was interesting! Looks like you are...

    Well, that was interesting!

    Looks like you are correct, Ben. I do not know why I thought the main output was +4db, spec's say -10.

    While I can set pre-fader in the main menu, I can only set...
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    I am going to have to play with my F4 a bit to...

    I am going to have to play with my F4 a bit to see what I get.

    But for reference, using the tone on my analog mixer adjusted to zero dBVU, I get exactly -12dBFS in my 16 bit camcorder. Which is...
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    dbV, dbv and dbu are entirely different critters,...

    dbV, dbv and dbu are entirely different critters, as are dbVU, dbFS, and so on. db is merely a logarithmic scale, where it references to can be anything, there are a lot of standards. You need a...
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    Default input line level is -10db, default output...

    Default input line level is -10db, default output line level is +4db. They can be changed in the menu system.

    I think that is because a lot of wireless lav's are -10db output (at least mine is),...
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    About those f-series limiters. There are two...

    About those f-series limiters. There are two opinions out there about them. 1-they are junk. 2-they work fine.

    Generally, opinion 1 comes from people who have never seen or used an F4 or F8.
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    My understanding is that was fixed with firmware...

    My understanding is that was fixed with firmware 2.0. Maybe the Zoom Official can verify that.
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    Rick, as far as I know nothing is set up for dbU...

    Rick, as far as I know nothing is set up for dbU on the F-series. dbFS and dbVU are the choices offered. So to figure out dbU you are going to have to dig out your nomograph.

    Gain staging is what...
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    Thank you for confirming that I was more or less...

    Thank you for confirming that I was more or less correct about how the limiters work. Considering that the F series are mainly intended as film dialogue recorders, I do not think the limiters used...
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    F4 Limiter Question: I find the limiters on my...

    F4 Limiter Question:

    I find the limiters on my F4 entirely adequate, but I have a question about how they are implemented. Going by the circuit diagram in the manual, it looks like the whole 4 mic...
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    Found us did you, Sam? Mostly happy with my...

    Found us did you, Sam?

    Mostly happy with my F4. My main gripe is a hardware one, having to buy adapters or new cables when the recorder has both XLR and Phone Jacks, is annoying. Would Mic/Line...
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