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Pinnacle Releases CineWave RT 3.0

New version gains free real-time effects By Dave Nagel
Pinnacle Systems has updated two utilities for its CineWave non-linear editing system for Macintosh. These include the core CineWave RT 3.0 installer and CineAcquire 2.0 Both are available as free updates for Mac OS X 10.2.3.

CineWave, of course, is Pinnacle's NLE based around Apple FInal Cut pro 3.0. The new RT version of CineWave gains a number of new features, including CineSuperSync for audio and video synchronization, as well as several free real-time effects. The free effects include Cross Dissolve, Cross Iris, Diamond Iris, Rectangle Iris, Point Iris, Oval Iris, Star Iris, Push Slide, Inset Wipe, V Wipe, Center Wipe, Clock Wipe, Edge Wipe, Brightness and Contrast, Color Balance, Sepia, Tint, Desaturate, Proc Amp, Gamma Correction and Color Corrector. Other new features include:

  • Overall improvements to CineWave RT's codecs;
  • User-defined chroma and gamma controls;
  • 24p SD support with external video monitor at 29.97 FPS;
  • Support for the Pro Digital Pus breakout box.

All of the new filters, according to Pinnacle, are keyframeable and stackable.

In addition, Pinnacle has also released CIneAcquire 2.0 for Mac OS X 10.2.3. It includes a standalone application and ProVTR software plugins for Pinnacle Commotion and Adobe After Effects.

For more information or to download the updates, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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