Pinnacle Systems, the folks who specialize in digital video content creation tools, say that CinéWave, their professional video creation solution, will deliver real-time special effects with uncompressed, standard definition media by leveraging advancements in Apple’s Final Cut Pro 2.
Also, at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas, Pinnacle announced that they and Apple are currently in the process of qualifying the non-RT version of CinéWave with Final Cut Pro 2. Look for it next month.
CinéWave is a US$6,495 compositing, effects, and paint software running on the TARGA Cine Engine. The CinéWave solution includes Commotion Pro 3.1, Knoll Light Factory, a full version of Apple’s Final Cut Pro and the TARGA Ciné Engine. CinéWave provides several editing capabilities for acquisition, post-production, and delivery in any format, including: DV, DigiBeta, uncompressed 601, PAL, NTSC, 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 4:3, 16:9, and Web. There are two Digital Tether ports for connecting to a family of SD and HD break-out boxes for flexible I/O options.
The TARGA Cine engine provides numerous editing capabilities for acquisition, post-production, and delivery in any format, including DV, DigiBeta, uncompressed 601, PAL, NTSC, 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 4:3, 16:9, and the Web. Final Cut Pro is Apple’s $999, high-end video editing application.
Video professionals working with uncompressed standard definition (SD) video on Apple’s Power Mac G4 systems will now have the power to create motion graphics effects, dissolves and wipes in real-time, according to Laurin Herr, Pinnacle’s VP of strategic development. Editors will no longer need to wait lengthy periods for effects and transitions to render, she said.
“Final Cut Pro 2 delivers to video professionals powerful new media management tools, dozens of workflow enhancements, and support for integrated real-time effects — a perfect match for CinéWave’s real-time effects for uncompressed SD video,” said David Moody, Apple’s senior director of applications marketing. “The combination of Final Cut Pro’s powerful editing features and CinéWave’s uncompressed real-time effects gives video professionals access to quality and performance previously reserved for only high end post-production facilities.”
Final Cut Pro is based on Apple’s QuickTime multimedia software and takes advantage of QuickTime’s video effects, transitions and streaming. Final Cut Pro also supports all QuickTime video and audio formats and qualified third-party QuickTime-compatible cards. Version 2.0 was released on March 14 and features real-time editing and a scalable architecture. Final Cut Pro 2 requires Mac OS 9.1, a Mac with a 300MHz or faster PowerPC G3 or G4 processor, QuickTime 5, 192MB of RAM (256MB of RAM for real-time processing), and 20 MB of available disk space for installation.