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27/02/2007

Zaxcom Deva Sound Mixing On Academy Nominated Films

Zaxcom's Deva is the hard disk recorder behind the winning film at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 2007 Academy Awards for achievement in sound mixing.
The sound mixers for the top film 'Dreamgirls', and the two nominated films 'Blood Diamond', and 'Flags of Our Fathers'— used the Deva on the projects.
"It is an honour for us that the majority of the films chosen for sound-mixing Oscar nominations by the Academy were produced with the Zaxcom Deva," said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom. "It truly demonstrates how the system can be applied to high-quality film production environments, and we've enjoyed seeing how effectively the Deva was used on these films. We'd like to extend our congratulations to Ivan Sharrock, Willie Burton, and Walt Martin for their excellent work and exciting nominations."
The Zaxcom Deva, available as the eight-track Deva IV and 10-track Deva V, provides 24-bit multidisk, multiformat location recording with backup to DVD. The ability to background record multiple disks throughout the day saves precious time in feature film and episodic television production by allowing users to record all disk copies required by post at the same time as the original recordings. Production staffers can immediately reference previous recordings on set, reducing potential disputes with post and providing extra copies of recorded audio in the case of lost, damaged, or stolen material. Both the Deva IV and V feature 16 channels of audio mixing and a 10-second record buffer, as well as Fire Wire disk recording.
Zaxcom also manufactures the Deva Mix-12, a control surface for the Deva IV and V that features 16 inputs and 18 outputs. The Mix-12 integrates with the Deva to perform all location mix and record functions, eliminating the need for expensive external mixing consoles.
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