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Pinnacle Qualifies LaCie Big Disk Extreme

Tested and approved for use with CinéWave systems (July 22, 2004)

LaCie, a leading producer of storage and display devices for the content development industry, today announces that Pinnacle Systems has qualified the Big Disk Extreme and FireWire 800 PCI Card for use with Pinnacles CinéWave RT and CinéWave RT Pro real-time editing systems.

Pinnacle Systems tested and approved the use of two striped 500GB LaCie Big Disk Extreme drives with CinéWave RT and CinéWave RT Pro. By connecting one unit to the Apple Power Macs built-in FireWire port and the other to a LaCie FireWire 800 PCI Card, video professionals can seamlessly edit high-quality uncompressed video and take advantage of the impressive range of real-time effects offered by CinéWave. Even more real-time effects (more streams, time remapping and RGBA composites) and HD playback can be achieved by striping four units (two per channel).

?Pinnacle Systems CinéWave is a top choice for todays video professionals, says Pinnacle Systems Senior Product Manager Andrew Baum, ?and when combined with LaCies Big Disk Extreme, this solution delivers exceptional digital video editing and storage capabilities. Big Disk Extreme has been thoroughly tested and found to deliver the high performance necessary to take advantage of the awesome power of CinéWave RT and RT Pro.?

?We are excited to deliver the first FireWire solution officially certified for use with Pinnacles CinéWave, says Mat Gasquy, LaCie VP of Sales. ?The Big Disk Extreme is the first FireWire 800 solution designed to support professional multi-stream uncompressed video. Since its introduction in January, feedback from our customers has been fantastic.

LaCie introduced the Big Disk Extreme in January 2004 at Macworld Expo San Francisco. Drives include all cables needed for use with the dual FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and iLink/DV ports?ideal for professionals working with audio and video on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Suggested retail prices for Big Disk Extremes are: 320GB/$369, 400GB/$449, 500GB/$549. LaCie FireWire 800 PCI Cards include three FireWire 800 ports and retail at $69. Both products are available through LaCie authorized resellers including the Apple Store.

About CinéWave
Pinnacle CinéWave delivers advanced real-time, offline, online, film and audio capability for the award-winning Apple Final Cut Pro HD. CinéWave is a complete video production solution including advanced non-linear editing, unlimited layering, uncompressed real-time effects, sophisticated real-time HD capabilities, sophisticated 24-bit multi-track hardware enhanced audio support, desktop mirroring for multiple programs such as Apple Shake, full support for Apple RT Extreme, motion tracker, paint, and compositing tools. QuickTime native from start to finish, CinéWave is scalable, flexible, and designed to work in a wide range of environments including: DV25, DV50, DV100, DigiBeta, uncompressed 601, PAL, NTSC, 1080i, 1080p, 4:3, 16:9, DVD, and the Web. The screaming fast 66 MHz bus interface on the PCI-X compatible TARGA Ciné Engine delivers stunning transfer speeds for the latest G5 Macs.

About LaCie
Established in the United States, Europe and Japan, LaCie is the worlds leading producer of PC and Macintosh compatible storage peripherals. Through a specialized sales dealer network, LaCie offers innovative solutions for creative professionals in multimedia applications (graphics, audio, video, web design and digital photography). What differentiates LaCie is the design of its products and original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design GmbH and Neil Poulton. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431).


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