In 1996, Zaxcom introduced the world’s first portable production hard disk recorder. Since then, the Academy Award winning Deva recorder has transformed the process of audio recording for motion picture, sound effects and television production forever.Deva V – 10-track recorder, max sample rate 192 kHz, Soundfield™ decoder
Deva V Features:
Direct to hard disk recording with backup to DVD-RAM is the most reliable way to record location audio. Everyday the Deva recording system gives you piece of mind knowing that temperature, humidity, motion and environmental contamination have no effect on the recordings you will make to a sealed hard disk recorder.Fault tolerant multi-disk recording with automatic file recovery ensures that you deliver every bit of recorded audio, even up to the point of an unexpected power failure.The Deva allows you to keep your recorded audio on the set, allowing Production to instantly reference previous recordings. Disputes with Post regarding recording issues can be immediately cleared up and extra copies of recorded audio can be produced in the case of lost, damaged or stolen material.The 123 dB dynamic range analog to digital converters provide the highest audio quality of any field recorder.
The Deva is small enough and light enough to be comfortable in over-the-shoulder applications.The display and all controls are mounted on the top of the unit, making over-the-shoulder and cart use convenient.Large high-resolution color meters provide a precise indication of recording levels not available on any other recorder.Deva offers direct Avid™ and ProTools™ compatibility, saving a tremendous amount of time loading files in post production.
Scene, take, note and roll number metadata can be entered using the color touchscreen display or an external PS2 keyboard. This data becomes part of the file and is automatically imported into the Avid Post Production system. All metadata is easily edited on the Deva to insure Post gets the correct info for each take.Circle takes and false starts can be quickly noted with dedicated hardware keys.
An infinitely flexible internal 16-input and 20- bus digital mixer is a must for surround recording.The color touchscreen makes the Deva the most intuitive and powerful recorder available. It is the most intuitive and flexible method to control a location recorder.Analog input limiters provide protection against harsh digital clipping.
Total fader flexibility allows the 4 mixing knobs to control any combination of the 16 inputs.Maintenance-free design and an instantly replaceable hard disk and DVD-RAM drive keep the Deva in your hands, not ours.Flexible headphone monitoring including M-S matrix, numerous factory presets, personal presets and a Soundfield™ Decoder (Deva V) let you listen to what you need to hear.Power switches automatically from external to internal in the case of external power loss.
The pre-record function means you will never miss the start of a take. It allows for up to 10 seconds of audio to be recorded before the record button is pressed. Timecode is automatically recalculated to assure sub-frame accuracy.The Deva incorporates the necessary phase coherent digital mixing and fader master capability to successfully record surround in the field. 3D sound reproduction is very dependent on time, phase and amplitude. A surround microphone and the Deva is all that is necessary to capture the audio world in 3D.