The Deva 5.8 is a 10-track hard disk recorder for film and television
production. With 8 hardware faders and a built-in hard drive, DVD-RAM and Flash
memory slot, the Deva 5.8 is a complete solution for recording, mixing and
effects in one package.
- 10-track recording on built-in hard
disk, DVD-RAM or flash media
- 8 hardware faders
- 8 analog mic/line inputs with 48V
- 8 digital inputs
- 8 digital direct outputs
- Built-in 16-channel mixer
- EQ, notch filter, compressor and
delay on each channel
- Mix to disk or outputs pre or post
- Record to external Firewire drive w/
no additional computers
- Full metadata entry using the Deva
- Intuitive integrated color
Fault tolerant multi-disk recording with
automatic file recovery ensures that you deliver every bit of recorded audio
even up to the point of an unexpected power failure. As an extra precaution,
power switches automatically from external to internal in the case of external
The Deva 5.8 has three internal
recording mediums ensuring you can always have a copy of your recorded audio
on set, allowing Production to instantly reference previous recordings.
Disputes with Post regarding recording issues can be immediately cleared up
and extra copies of recorded audio can be produced in the case of lost,
damaged or stolen material.
The Deva 5.8 is small and light enough
to be comfortable in over-the-shoulder applications. The display, controls
and 8 hardware faders are mounted on the top of the unit, making
over-the-shoulder and cart use convenient.
The color touchscreen makes the Deva the
most intuitive and powerful recorder available. It is the most intuitive and
flexible method to control a location recorder. Large high-resolution color
meters provide a precise indication of recording levels not available on any
With pre-record, you'll never miss the
start of a take; it allows for up to 10 seconds of audio to be recorded before
the record button is pressed. Timecode is automatically recalculated to
assure sub-frame accuracy.
Deva offers direct Avid and ProTools
compatibility, saving a tremendous amount of time loading files in Post
Scene, take, note and roll number
metadata can be entered using the color touchscreen display, the Deva Mix-12
or an external PS2 keyboard. This data becomes part of the file and is
automatically imported into the Avid Post Production system. All metadata is
easily edited on the Deva to insure Post gets the correct info for each take.
Circle takes and false starts can be
quickly noted with dedicated hardware keys.
An i nfinitely flexible internal
16-input and 20-bus digital mixer is a must for surround recording. Analog
input limiters provide protection against harsh digital clipping.
Each channel on the Deva 5.8 is equipped
with EQ, notch filter, compressor and delay.
The Deva incorporates the necessary
phase coherent digital mixing and fader master capability to successfully
record surround in the field. 3D sound reproduction is very dependent on
time, phase and amplitude. A surround microphone and the Deva is all that is
necessary to capture the audio world in 3D.
Flexible headphone monitoring including
M-S matrix, numerous factory presets, personal presets and a Soundfield
Decoder let you listen to what you need to hear.
Each of the 8 digital outputs can be
individually switched between output bus configuration and direct digital
out. The direct digital outputs allow input channels to be seamlessly routed
to feed external backup recorders.