Los Angeles, CA (March 2, 2006)–The bonsaiDRIVE, a compact, portable video and multitrack audio hard disk recorder from Rosendahl, has reportedly found a welcoming home among the Hollywood film and television post community.
Patrick GiraudiThe stand-alone synchronizable recorder allows post-production professionals to easily transport multiple uncompressed video and audio projects between studios, eliminates the stress of video playback from the host DAW, and also adds a layer of security that can help reduce the risk of piracy.
French-born supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer, Patrick Giraudi, was reportedly the first Hollywood-based engineer to take delivery of the Rosendahl bonsaiDRIVE. “The bonsaiDRIVE is fantastic for anybody needing high-quality video for their home, mobile, or large scale studio,” said Giraudi, whose credits include The Motorcycle Diaries, Sideways and Mulholland Drive. “Because of its uncompressed SDI video I can work in my studio and then take the bonsaiDRIVE to a mix stage and have the exact same picture quality. Another big plus is that the video playback is outside of Pro Tools resulting in no stress on the computer or concerns about video card compatibility.” Giraudi has pioneered in-the-box Pro Tools mixing for the last 12 years.
Giraudi continued, “The unit’s large size hard drive allows me to digitize and work on multiple projects at once.” Practical experience has shown that a digitized 80-minute feature occupies about 50GB, he said. “So if you’re working in television you can store a lot of high-quality episodes with instant access onto one bonsaiDRIVE. It’s like dragging a Digibeta machine around, but without the tape locking time and tape swapping. You can easily go from one reel to another with just the click of a couple of buttons.”
Rosendahl is distributed exclusively in the USA, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean by Sennheiser Electronic Corporation.