Deva

16 Track Recorder

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Deva 5.8

10-track recorder / 16-channel mixer with 8 mic or line-level analog inputs and 6 analog outputs

Deva 16

16-track recorder / 16 channel mixer with 8 mic or line level inputs, 4 additional line level analog inputs and 8 analog outputs
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The Deva is a portable hard disk recorder for film and television production. It has 8 hardware faders, a built-in hard drive, DVD-RAM drive and Flash memory slot making it a complete solution for recording, mixing and effects in one package.

The color touchscreen makes Deva the most intuitive and powerful recorder available.  It is the most intuitive and flexible method to control a location recorder. Large high-resolution color meters provide a precise indication of recording levels not available on any other recorder.

An infinitely flexible internal 16-input and 20-bus digital mixer is a must for surround recording.  Analog input limiters provide protection against harsh digital clipping.  Each channel on the Deva is equipped with EQ, notch filter, compressor and delay.

Each of the 8 digital outputs can be individually switched between output bus configuration and direct digital out. The direct digital outputs allow input channels to be seamlessly routed to feed external backup recorders.

 

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In The News, User Stories Billy on location ZaxNet and Me How location sound tech Billy Sarokin uses Zaxnet in the field. Press Releases POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  — Sept. 1, 2009 — At the IBC2009 show in Amsterdam, Zaxcom will launch ZaxNet, a 2.4-GHz RF network for the distribution of remote control signals, time code, IFB audio, and metadata for production sound. Zax-Net wirelessly links Zaxcom’s Deva/Fusion digital recording wireless encrypted IFB receivers, and compatible digital slates into a single system for audio recording and metadata distribution. The ZaxNet signal is generated by Zaxcom’s Deva or Fusion audio recorders/mixers and broadcast via a Zaxcom IFB100 wireless transmitter on a 2.4-GHz signal. IFB audio, time code, metadata, and wireless remote control commands are then received by Zaxcom’s ERX series IFB receivers and TRX series digital wireless transceivers. The network can wirelessly distribute scene and take metadata for automatic display on any compatible digital slate connected to an ERX2 receiver. When the clapper is activated, the slate will automatically display the correct timecode and metadata as entered through a Deva or Fusion unit and distributed via the ZaxNet networking working automatically in the background. Another ZaxNet feature is its unique, patent-pending ability to synchronize any number of Zaxcom wireless transmitters for timecode-referenced playback, enabling a take to be rerecorded by a Deva or Fusion unit. This will give the production sound mixer the ability to remix a take in the event that the original recording needs to be changed for any reason. As a bonus, RF interference can be eliminated in the retransmission and remix of the audio tracks. “ZaxNet now gives audio engineers greater control and flexibility than they’ve ever had before in managing IFB audio, timecode, metadata, and remote control signals,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s president. “To give television and film productions the broadest wireless capabilities available for transmitting and receiving production audio, we designed this network to be truly interoperable among our entire suite of sound recorders, transmitters, and receivers.” ZaxNet will be available for all current Zaxcom hardware via a free software update. For a demonstration of ZaxNet, visit Zaxcom at IBC2009, stand 8.D79. To learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems, visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s Announces ZaxNet RF Network for Wireless Distribution of Production Audio Remote Control and Metadata Press Releases POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  March 31, 2009  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced a display screen upgrade for the company’s popular Deva and Fusion audio recording systems.  Three times as bright as existing Deva displays, the new screen allows for easier control in any environment.  The additional luminance allows audio professionals to view and adjust all of Deva settings — such as scene, take, note, and roll number metadata — quickly and easily, even in direct bright sunlight. “Our audio recorders are used in a full range of applications, from feature film productions to on-the-go reality TV programming, and are almost always required to perform under extreme time pressure.  We understand how crucial it is that our Deva and Fusion systems are as intuitive and user-friendly as possible, regardless of the environment,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom’s President.  “The new super-luminance display screen will help our customers respond more quickly to demands and changing conditions on the set.  All new Deva and Fusion systems will now ship with this brighter display screen, and the upgrade is available to existing users as well.” Zaxcom’s Deva family provides multi-disk, multi-track, multi-format recording on location, with automatic backup to DVD-RAM or CompactFlash®.  With the ability to background-record multiple disks throughout a day, Deva users are able to save time in feature film and television productions by recording disk copies required for Post Production while the original recordings are being created.  Production staff can reference previous recordings immediately on-set, thereby reducing potential conflicts with Post, while also safeguarding against lost, damaged or stolen material with automatically generated backup copies. The Fusion audio recorder and mixer combines the strengths of the Deva’s feature set with low weight and superior power efficiency by eliminating the use of a hard drive, which additionally removes concerns of hard drive damage from extreme temperature or motion.  The system records to two CompactFlash® cards simultaneously, ensuring 100 percent solid-state recording for purposes of redundancy and flexibility. Learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Announces Deva and Fusion Display Screen Upgrade Press Releases POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  March 3, 2009  —  Zaxcom today extended its congratulations to Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp, who received the 2009 Academy Award® for Sound Mixing for their work on the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire.”  The trio, who relied on the Zaxcom Deva to complete sound mixing for the film, was recognized for their achievement in sound mixing on Feb. 22 during the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony held in Los Angeles. “We’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to Resul, Richard and Ian for their exceptional work in bringing the sounds of India to life in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and for the recognition they have received from the Academy,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.  “Zaxcom is truly honored to know that the Deva is selected as the tool-of-choice for cream-of-the-crop audio professionals worldwide.” The Zaxcom Deva provides 24-bit multidisk, multiformat location recording with backup to DVD-RAM or CompactFlash™.  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 staff 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.  The Deva 5.8 features eight integrated hardware faders, an internal DVD-RAM drive and a Flash™ media slot, making it the only professional audio recording system to provide complete recording, mixing and effects capabilities within one lightweight package.  The Deva 16 provides the same trademark Zaxcom feature set with support for recording up to 16 audio tracks. Zaxcom also manufacturers the Deva Mix-12, a control surface for all Devas 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. To learn more about Zaxcom’s complete line of professional audio products, please visit www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom Deva Used on Academy Award®-Winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Press Releases POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  October 1, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced that the Deva Mix-8, eight-fader mixing control panel, will begin shipping to customers worldwide in October 2008.  The Deva Mix-8 integrates directly with the company’s Emmy® Award-winning Deva and high-resolution Fusion audio recording systems to provide a more compact, mobile and precise control panel for audio mixing.  The product will be on display for its European debut at IBC2008, stand 8.D81, Sept. 12 through 16. “Our Deva Mix-8 is an exciting new concept in location mixing, allowing users to directly leverage the strengths of our popular Deva and Fusion systems without the bulk and expense associated with traditional mixing consoles,” said Glenn Sanders, Zaxcom President.  “Harnessing the embedded mixer of its host Deva or Fusion system, the Deva Mix-8 offers full control of mixing tasks that are performed in the digital domain via a floating DSP, ensuring that we’re delivering both the highest possible quality and premium flexibility to our customers.” The Deva Mix-8 incorporates the comfort and familiarity of fader-based mixing controls into a control panel that’s compact enough for over-the-shoulder use.  As a fully digital mixing control panel, it integrates seamlessly with the digital foundation established by the host Deva or Fusion system, in which only the microphone pre-amps, analog-to-digital converters, and digital-to-analog converters connect to analog inputs.  These microphone pre-amps offer studio-quality sound, ensuring that audio is not affected by transformers or other analog circuitry.  All mixing functions and powering of the unit are supported through just a single cable connecting the Deva Mix-8 to its host Deva or Fusion system. More information about the Deva Mix-8 and Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems is available at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom’s Deva Mix-8 Now Shipping Press Releases POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  July 31, 2008  —  Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present Zaxcom President Glenn Sanders and Chief Engineer Howard Stark with a 2008 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award at the Engineering Awards ceremony on Aug. 23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles.  The award recognizes Zaxcom’s accomplishments in designing the Deva on-location audio recorder/mixer. “It is an absolute honor to receive an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,” said Sanders.  “The Academy’s recognition further highlights Zaxcom’s engineering strengths, as well as our commitment to developing premium-quality recording and mixing systems that anticipate — and exceed — the real world needs of television audio professionals.” According to the Academy for Television Arts and Sciences, the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards recognize developments in engineering that are either so extensive an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television. Since its introduction in 1996, Zaxcom’s Deva hard-disk recorder/mixer has revolutionized the entire process of location sound recording for television, and has set the standard for how audio is recorded in the nonlinear age.  The workflows that Zaxcom established have been adopted worldwide, with the Deva being the centerpiece on virtually all high-end television productions.  Zaxcom’s development and refinement of the Deva included many “industry firsts” in location recording, including the “one-file-per-take” recording system, use of the Broadcast Wave Format, incorporation of metadata, the invention of the now-industry-wide concept of pre-record, and the establishment of DVD-RAM as the standard delivery media for television sound. The Deva product family enables multidisk, multitrack, multiformat recording of up to 16 tracks on location, with automatic backup to DVD-RAM or CompactFlash®.  Each Deva system provides a complete, one-package solution for audio recording, mixing and effects — including EQ, notch, filter, compressor and delay functions on each channel.  As a hard drive-based system, the Deva provides fault-tolerant recording.  The ability to background-record multiple disks throughout the day allows Deva users to save time in feature film and television productions by recording disk copies required for Post Production at the same time as the original recordings are created.  Production staff can reference recordings immediately while still on set, reducing potential conflicts with Post while also safeguarding against lost, damaged or stolen material with automatically generated backup copies. Learn more about the Deva and Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com. # # # About Zaxcom, Inc. Zaxcom, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative professional audio equipment for the television and film industries.  A pioneer in audio technologies for the sound mixing and ENG professionals, Zaxcom engineered the first digital wireless microphone and the first wireless microphone to feature integrated audio recording.  More information about Zaxcom, Inc. is available at www.zaxcom.com. Zaxcom to Receive Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award
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