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21/03/2008

Fostex PD606 - The Choice For New Bond Movie

A leading company, Fostex have supplied the award-winning sound mixer Chris Munro with a PD606 while he works on the new James Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace'.
Chris is using the state-of-the-art equipment on the new movie, which is currently filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
'Quantum of Solace', which is produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and directed by Marc Foster, will be Chris' fifth Bond movie. He previously worked on 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'The World Is Not Enough', 'Die Another Day' and 'Casino Royale', for which he was awarded a BAFTA.
Chris said: "The Bond movies often use innovative techniques and new equipment. It's fitting that the Fostex recorders have been used on all my Bond movies so far and each new film has seen the release of a new product. On 'Tomorrow Never Dies', the DV40 was used, 'The World Is Not Enough', the PD6, 'Casino Royale' used the DV824/PD6 and now 'Quantum of Solace' will be the first to use the PD606 along with the DV824."
Fostex researched the entire production process and gathered extensive user comments when designing the PD606.
The machine now takes full size DVD discs for greater recording time and has been redesigned for simpler operation.
Chris explained: "Despite what the name suggests, the PD606 is effectively an 8 track machine. Whilst it has 6 inputs, there are also 2 mix tracks available.
"As the PD6 was design-based on the DV40 the PD606 is design-based on the DV824, an 8 track machine.
"What's more, varying numbers of tracks can be recorded throughout a single disc and track configuration can be changed at will. If only 2 or 4 tracks are required it doesn't fill the others with blank space, which is a real space and time bonus for editors," he said.
In addition to the PD606's new design features, this non-linear portable recorded also offers exceptional value for money, and with an RRP of £4495ex, it is substantially cheaper than the PD6.
'Quantum of Solace' will be filmed in many international locations and, whilst working abroad, reliable equipment is crucial. Chris explained: "Starting in the next few weeks, I will be travelling to Panama, Peru, Chile, Austria and also Italy. I am confident in the PD606 and know the Fostex design quality won't let me down. It's so important to have a machine I can rely on when recording on location away from home."
Fostex said that the demand for the PD606 was so high that almost all units of the first allocation were pre-sold.
Fostex is a recording company, which also provides a varied range of related products to their distributors and customers, including digital recorders, multitrack recorders, CD-R/RW recorders and location recorders, as well as a range of microphones, headphones and studio monitors. Further information is available at: www.fostexinternational.com.
(KMcA)

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