Los Angeles (March 13, 2006)–NYC’s Remote Recording handled the recording and archival of the live orchestral performances for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, held March 5, 2006. This year, the performances were recorded using a dual-core AMD Opteron processor-based digital audio workstation from ADK running Steinberg’s Nuendo media production software on top of Microsoft Windows XP Pro operating system.
Remote Recording has recorded and archived the Academy Awards’ orchestral performances for the past 15 years. This year marks the first time a computer of any kind was relied upon instead of tape for this purpose.
“Recording over 100 signal inputs of live audio for an event with the magnitude of the Academy Awards, system reliability is the utmost concern,” said David Hewitt, president of Remote Recording. “We have complete faith in our rock-solid AMD64-based workstation running Nuendo and Windows XP Pro. It’s the only digital platform we’d consider for this environment.”
“AMD’s Direct Connect Architecture continues to take PC technology into mission-critical media production environments where stability is a do-or-die proposition,” said Charlie Boswell, director of Digital Media and Entertainment for AMD. “Going ‘LIVE!’ with confidence on AMD64 as proven by Remote Recording at the Academy Awards demonstrates the competitive strength of our architecture for digital media because the end user can concentrate on the content without worrying about the technology.”
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