H3 Control is an app that enables wireless control of the ZOOM H3-VR.
With it, you can use an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (6th generation or later) as a wireless controller for an H3-VR.
Note: A ZOOM BTA-1 is also necessary to operate an H3-VR with H3 Control.
In addition to the fundamental operations of starting/stopping recording/playback and searching forward/backward, you can use this app to add marks and make various settings.
You can also use it to check input levels and the remaining battery charge as well as to monitor the remaining recording time.
Moreover, with this app, you can directly input characters from the iOS device to change file names and to add notes and data used when recording, including the date and time.
■ Verify important settings with a glance
- With a quick look you can check important recording and playback settings, including the level of each track, the recording mode and format and whether the limiter and low-cut filter are on or off.
You can also monitor the remaining battery charge and remaining recording time.
There is no need to worry about making the wrong settings for important recordings.
■ Rename files and add notes (metadata)
Using the iOS device keyboard, you can input file names and notes.
You can type long phrases without stress.
■ Set the time
- Use the iOS device time information to quickly set the time on the H3-VR.
This allows you to set the time accurately with ease.
Ratings and Reviews
Not quite what I expected...
The H3-VR and the app are both AWESOME. It’s so cool to have a remote that you can start, stop, and name / make notes with. But the first rule of recording is ALWAYS monitor the audio! And although they use the word “monitor” a lot in the description, as far as I can tell you can’t monitor the audio through your phone. Only settings and meters. Which means you still need to run a long headphone extension cable everywhere for sfx, or a line out to the camera and phones from there...cause not monitoring is madness.
I get there are surely technical difficulties getting the audio to stream wirelessly to your phone, but I was expecting this to be the case.
Can’t monitor audio using this app
I’m disappointed and surprised that I can’t monitor my Zoom H3-VR’s audio using this app. I assumed I’d be able to. Fair assumption, right?
This is a glaringly obvious oversight, and I can only hope that this is Zoom’s #1 priority for feature enhancements, and that this review helps make it so. At that point, this will be updated to a happy five star review. Zoom to it, Zoom!
No monitoring iPhone 7 Plus or iPad Pro
Bluetooth paired, I can control everything but there is no audio output for monitoring via my headphones on either phone or pad. I can see levels etc, I can hear audio in other apps. I purchased specifically for monitoring remotely with headphones whilst shooters no live360. If I could actually monitor and hear playback it would be a 5 but as it stands I’m hard pressed to give it one star.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.