Pompton Plains, NJ (March 5, 2008)–Zaxcom has started shipping the new Deva 16. The 16-track hard disk audio recorder, designed for use in film and television production, features eight hardware faders plus an integrated hard drive, DVD-RAM, and CompactFlash memory card slot.
The Deva 16 provides fault-tolerant, multi-disk recording with automatic file recovery to safeguard audio in the event of an unexpected power failure. The system provides eight analog mic/line inputs with 48-V phantom power, four additional analog line inputs, eight analog inputs, and eight digital direct outputs. A 16-channel, 24-bus digital mixer is built into the unit, providing EQ, notch filter, compressor, and delay functions on each channel.
The Deva 16 records to three internal recording mediums or directly to an external FireWire drive without the use of additional computers. This feature ensures that there is always a copy of the audio on set for instant reference as well as additional copies for post production. The Deva 16 also offers direct Avid and Pro Tools compatibility for timesavings during audio loading for post production. Because metadata can be entered into the Deva directly through the unit’s color touch screen display, information on scenes, takes, and other notes are imported automatically into the post-production system along with the audio files. Post-production staff also can refer to the Deva Sound Report, a new feature that generates an Excel file of all metadata that was entered during production.