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Zaxcom Deva Used on Majority of Films Nominated for 2008 Sound-Mixing Oscar

POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  —  Jan. 31, 2008  —  Zaxcom today announced that, for the third year in a row, its popular Deva hard disk recorder was used on three out of the five films nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievement in sound mixing.  Under consideration for the 80th Annual Academy Awards are Jim Stuebe for “3:10 to Yuma,” Peter Kurland for “No Country for Old Men,” and Peter J. Devlin for “Transformers” — all of whom relied on the Deva to complete sound mixing for the films.

“Zaxcom would like to extend its congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for achievement in sound mixing, and to recognize Jim Stuebe’s, Peter Kurland’s and Peter Devlin’s exceptional work with the Deva.  It is truly an honor for us to see that, time and time again, the Deva is the tool of choice for the majority of films that have been recognized by the Academy for excellence in sound mixing,” said Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom.

The Zaxcom Deva, available as the Deva 5.8 and Deva 16, provides 24-bit multidisk, multiformat location recording with backup to DVD-RAM or Compact Flash.  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 CompactFlash®; 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 manufactures 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.

Winners of the 80th Annual Academy Awards will be announced Feb. 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

To learn more about the Deva please visit www.zaxcom.com.

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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.

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