Pompton Plains, NJ (February 4, 2008)--The Zaxcom Deva digital recorder was used on three of the five films in contention for the 80th Annual Academy Award for achievement in sound mixing for the third year in a row. Location sound mixers Jim Stuebe ( 3:10 to Yuma), Peter Kurland ( No Country for Old Men) and Peter J. Devlin ( Transformers) all relied on the Deva.
"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," said Glenn Sanders, president of Zaxcom. "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."
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 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.