Old Lyme, CT (August 18, 2005)–With increasing numbers of sound mixers turning to the commercial advantages that session-based, non-linear disc recording provides, the HHB Portadrive is now an indispensable audio acquisition tool on film and TV locations across the world.
For a period strictly limited from August 15-November 30, 2005, all Portadrives ship with a free Workflow Package comprising of a PDRDSUF FireWire/USB Docking Station and a PDRDVDBU multi-format DVD-R/CD-R Back Up Drive, in addition to the standard accessories. This remarkable package provides a complete system solution containing everything required to record, back-up and deliver post-ready audio.
Users particularly value the logical and ideal workflow Portadrive presents from audio capture right through to rushes and post. With native and comprehensive support for AES31-3 ADL and Pro Tools V5 formats, files recorded on Portadrive transfer instantly to PC and Mac DAWs, saving time and money.
As the natural and obvious successor to timecode DAT, Portadrive has won many followers. Typical of these is busy, Vancouver-based sound mixer Brent Marchenski. A long-standing user of the HHB PORTADAT, Brent upgraded to Portadrive to handle a succession of increasingly demanding film and TV projects. “Over 14 days on one TV show, I acquired 350GB of audio which was then imported directly into AVID as a seamless process–extremely exciting,” he enthused. “In another case, we estimated that Portadrive saved us $20,000 (Canadian) in transfer time. The quality of the recording is amazing. It’s rock-solid in the field and as a tool. Portadrive is completely intuitive.”
Speaking on behalf of HHB, managing director Ian Jones commented, “I believe we have now reached and passed a defining moment in the changing face of location audio acquisition. We’re delighted that so many sound mixers making the transition to disc-based recording are choosing to do so with Portadrive. Now the enhanced features of the new V2.0 operating software combined with the Workflow Package deal makes it even easier for those still using DAT to make the move.”
HHB products are distributed exclusively in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean by Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. It joins a list of distinguished audio brands that Sennheiser distributes including Neumann Microphones, InnovaSON Digital Consoles, True Systems, Rosendahl Synchronization Systems, Turbosound Loudspeakers and the Australian Monitor Installation Series.