Pinnacle To Support Realtime Effects in Final Cut Pro 2.0
CineWave SD system set to ship this summer
Pinnacle Systems today unveiled a system that will bring realtime editing
and effects to Apple's Final Cut Pro 2.0. The standard-definition version
of CineWave is schedule to ship this summer.
According to Pinnacle, the new system will deliver real-time special effects
with uncompressed, standard definition media by leveraging advancements
in Apple's Final Cut Pro 2. Video professionals working with uncompressed
standard definition (SD) video on G4 systems will be able to create motion
graphics effects, dissolves and wipes in real time. The company also says
that users of the HD option will see some acceleration for effects and
CineWave, with real-time effects and transitions, will be demonstrated
at NAB in April in Las Vegas. The realtime SD system will run $6,495.
Pinnacle and Apple are also in the process of qualifying the non-RT version
of CineWave with Final Cut Pro 2. Release is scheduled for May 2001.
CineWave includes Commotion Pro 3.1, Knoll Light Factory, a full version
of Apple's Final Cut Pro and the Targa Cine Engine. CineWave 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 Web. There are two Digital Tether ports for
connecting to a family of SD and HD break-out boxes for flexible I/O options.
For more information, visit http://www.pinnaclesys.com.
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