Pinnacle Systems Inc. on Friday announced CineWave 4.0.1, the latest version of the hardware-software combo for Apple’s Final Cut Pro 4. The update provides full support for Apple’s new Power Mac G5.
CineWave offers real-time, “all-the-time” online and offline editing features and support for up to five uncompressed real-time tracks (three video and two graphics with alpha channels). It can handle real-time effects with any combination of PhotoJPEG, DV25, DV50, 8, 10 and16-bit uncompressed sources, Apple Live Type, animation and RGBA sources in the same timeline while maintaining video out.
CineWave 4 also has real-time keyframeable time remap; real-time effects in 24 (or 23.976) FPS; support for Final Cut Pro 4’s CPU-driven RT Extreme multi-stream real-time effects engine; real-time HD (16:9) Pan & Scan downconvert with keyframeable controls to uncompressed SD (4:3) with simultaneous live SD and HD outputs.
Version 4.0.1 has new 32-bit floating-point rendering with Final Cut Pro 4’s HDR Image Processing and support for “Trillions of Colors” RGBA rendering with Adobe After Effects
There’s support for real-time reverse telecine from 30 or 29.97 FPS video capture to 24 FPS footage in both HD and SD formats with support for DV, PhotoJPEG and CineOffline. Real-time pull-down restores 30 and 29.97 FPS output for tape. Additionally, there’s support for Steinberg Nuendo and up to eight tracks of audio out with Final Cut Pro 4.
Full CineWave 4 systems start at a retail price of US$3,995. Version 4.0.1 is a free upgrade to registered CineWave 4 users. Upgrades from previous versions are $295.