Beginning with the DV40 Master Recorder, the first product of their DVD-RAM family, Fostex is set to revolutionise audio mastering for sound mixers, post production, recording studios, broadcast professionals and more by putting their experience of timecode and portable timecode DAT to the DVD-RAM platform.
Since DVD-RAM is going to be an important future category for Fostex, we felt that a dedicated website was a sensible communication solution states Hiroaki Kawahata, International Sales & Marketing Manager at Fostex Japan. DV40 is certainly a field developed product with much input gained from our existing PD-4 and timecode DAT users in both America and Europe. The web is an ideal way for them to stay informed about the development as well as transmitting user experience and ideas back to our engineering department for future products and fast software updates.
The dedicated web site naturally has full product information and technical specifications of the DV40 available, as well as downloadable manuals and software updates. Following on the site begins to offer a technical introduction and discussion to the fast developing DVD format, while interested parties can also follow the huge worldwide press reaction to the new Fostex machine.
A unique area of the web site is dedicated to sound mixer Chris Munro s experiences with four DV40s as he uses them to record, edit and playback audio for the forthcoming James Bond movie from EON Productions, currently working-titled Bond XX . Set-out in a diary form, the area will be updated by Chris regularly while diagrams and application notes explain how he uses the machines in the magless dailies system that he pioneered.
Finally Fostex soon hope to offer an interactive FAQ section that will allow registered users to post questions not only to engineers and product specialists in both Japan and America, but also be able to ask users such as Chris Munro about ways of working with this new format and system.