Pinnacle ships CineWave 4

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Pinnacle Systems Inc. on Monday announced that it has released CineWave 4, its Mac-based video editing solution first introduced earlier this year at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2003 conference.

CineWave is a complete hardware and software-based package designed for Power Mac G4s. The system include the Targa Cine engine -- a pro video capture card -- and software including Apple's recently released Final Cut Pro 4 (actual contents vary depending on which CineWave package you choose).

Features of CineWave 4 include high-quality offline video editing support with real-time HD and SD capture into PhotoJPEG, DV25/DV50 and CineOffline formats; the addition of new real-time effects; real-time keyframeable time remap and embedded moving alpha; support for Final Cut Pro 4's RT Extreme effects engine, and much more.

Support for capabilities not announced at NAB has also been added, according to Pinnacle. New features include real-time support for DV50; titling via Apple LiveType; support for up to 5 real-time tracks (3 video, 2 graphics with alpha channels) and more.

Other features of CineWave include real-time reverse telecine from 30 or 29.97fps video to 24fps footage in both HD and SD formats; real-time HD pan & scan downconvert with keyframeable controls to uncompressed SD; support for Steinberg Nuendo and much more.

Full CineWave systems start at US$3,995, depending on the package, but upgrades are available to the new version for $295.

This story, "Pinnacle ships CineWave 4" was originally published by PCWorld.

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