Zaxcom Introduces Nova Software Version 2.0

Zaxcom has announced the launch of software version 2.0 for the Nova recorder/mixer/receiver. Version 2.0 increases the recording track count from 12 to 16, introduces an adaptive threshold automixer algorithm, support for the Oasis control surface, a walkie talkie interface and a mirror file list.

Zaxcom said the 16 tracks of simultaneous recording and mirroring includes enough tracks to work from a small ENG shoot to a feature film. As with all Zaxcom recorder/mixers, users can mix and record any combination of ISO’s or mix tracks to any of the 16 tracks.

The adaptive threshold automixer algorithm helps take the guesswork out of unscripted dialog. It automatically opens and closes microphones so dialog is smooth with minimal to no background noise.

Zaxcom’s Oasis control surface hardware can be used for external linear fader control. The walkie talkie interface allows the plug-in of a walkie talkie into the Nova. Then use the slate mic and headphones for communication around set with integrated push-to talk functionality.

The new mirror file list keeps a running list of all files mirrored for a visual confirmation. Other new features include sound report generation while mirroring, the ability to disable unused home screen views and better recognition of a variety of CF cards.

The Nova is a complete sound solution that combines a mixer, a recorder, ZaxNet remote control and built-in wireless receivers into one device. Outfitted with two MRX-414 internal receiver modules, Nova can receive up to eight channels of wireless. The unit weighs about 3.5 pounds and has a one amp power draw.

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