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Burbank, CA, July 29, 2008 – Avastor HDX hard drives are the first choice for Chace Productions, a full-service audio post-production facility located in Burbank, California. Chace relies on the Avastor drives when digitizing audio archive material from a variety of sources including: magnetic sound film, analog tape and early digital audio formats.

Known for using its unique and proprietary technology, Chace has established a worldwide reputation as a leading sound restoration and re-mastering facility for the motion picture industry. Clients include Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, MGM/UA, NBC, and the National Archives and Records Administration, whose projects demand the most professional and innovative technology available.

Recently Chace Productions prepared Steven Spielberg’s 1977 Academy Award-winning Close Encounters of the Third Kind for release on Blu-ray Disc (BD), making it the first of Spielberg’s films to be available on BD. In addition, it’s also the first BD to make use of Clarity Audio Restoration by Plangent Processes. Clarity is a unique process that uncovers hidden detail in original soundtrack material. The improved audio fidelity can now be appreciated due to the high resolution audio capabilities of BD.

Working behind the scenes are the Avastor HDX800 triple interface external FireWire hard drives, providing a fast and convenient interchange of digital audio data and backup.

“We have been using Avastor drives since their debut and have come to rely on their performance, build and quality assurance,� says David Hunter, Manager of Information and Data Technologies at Chace Productions. �We can’t stop buying more of these drives for in-house work and client deliverables. The robust locking case is very convenient, both for carrying through the facility, handing off to a courier or regular shipment.�

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About Avastor

Headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, Avastor was founded in 2005 to bring full-featured digital storage devices, with the highest quality and performance, to the professional audio and video marketplace. The company’s flagship product, the HDX hard disk drive system, is produced in the USA with a mandate for superior build quality and 100% quality testing, aimed directly at the demands of professional audio and video applications.

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