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Zaxcom to show new audio recorder/mixer
At the upcoming IBC2008 conference, Zaxcom will unveil its Fusion high-resolution audio mixer and recorder, which is optimized for use in reality television, surround recording and ENG applications. It replaces the multiple mixers and portable recorders that normally would be required to support mixing and recording of audio to camera via RF link or hardwired cable. The unit can be used to mix together 16 inputs to eight output busses for recording up to eight tracks.
Fusion does not include a hard drive, which cuts down on weight and power consumption and also removes concerns of hard drive damage from extreme temperatures or motion. The system records to two CompactFlash cards simultaneously, providing solid-state recording that is both redundant and flexible.
With the Fusion’s DSP-based audio tools, users can adjust more than 300 mixer crosspoints and 200 controllable parameters. Four balanced AES inputs with sample rate conversion allow eight channels of audio to come from four different devices with varying sample rates or unlocked sample rate clocks. The Fusion also provides an effects package.
For more information, visit www.zaxcom.com.