Description: 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. 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. The H3-VR’s compact, conical design captures audio from multiple angles without getting in the way of the camera or the action. 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.
Review: If you are planning a 360 video or audio project this device is simply perfect for it. With its 4-capsule Ambisonic mic it captures even the slightest of sound and all of it in 360 so you can feel like you are really there at the moment it was recorded. While it will be a touch too expensive for most peoples project budgets I think it’s very reasonable considering the price of many other 360 audio recorders out there and this really does have such high quality as well. Pricy for sure, but well worth the money.