Pompton Plains, NJ (March 10, 2009)–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, relied on the Zaxcom Deva to complete sound mixing for the film.
“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 multi-disk, multi-format location recording with backup to DVD-RAM or CompactFlash. The ability to background-record multiple disks throughout the day allows users to record all disk copies required by post at the same time as the original recordings. Production staff can 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, reportedly making it the only professional audio recording system to provide complete recording, mixing, and effects capabilities within one package. The Deva 16 provides the Zaxcom feature set with support for recording up to 16 audio tracks.