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Pinnacle CineWave, OS X and NapoleonMessage for Pinnacle: Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Where once my computer could understand only FireWire, now it communicates in composite video, component video and S-Video with my choice of balanced and unbalanced audio as well. Though not pictured here, I also connected up a Pro Digital BOB making me SDI capable as well. If I'm good, I might even treat myself to the High Def upgrade too. That's part of the beauty of CineWave. It's scalable, flexible and very upgradable. It makes me feel, as an editor, well? huge!
See, I'm three years older than videotape and grew up in a production world where only post houses owned edit suites. The DV NLE revolution changed that but still, some pros still see DVCAM and miniDV as dreadfully prosumer. That's the other half of the CineWave story. Not only can I capture almost any standard video in, I can edit it 1:1, uncompressed, just like the big boys. I wish I had made this move a year ago!
But, then, I couldn't have. I run Final Cut Pro in OS X.
Excerpted from a CineWave press release on the occasion of April's NAB? last year. "CinéWave support for Mac OS X will be available in July 2002 as a free upgrade for all CinéWave customers."
OK, the dateline was Vegas. Maybe Pinnacle was feeling lucky. I'm sure they were feeling less lucky when they moved the release date to September, then October.
Again, quoting an Apple VP in that same spring press release, "The Final Cut Pro/CinéWave combination, running on Mac OS X, will give our most demanding customers a world class finishing system on an enterprise-class foundation." Now that turned out to be absolutely true when the software was released on Christmas Eve, a half a year late!
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