Pinnacle Systems CinéWave 4 now shipping

CinéWave 4 enhances the power and feature set of Final Cut Pro 4 and enables the workflow required by the most demanding film, broadcast and video post-production projects at a price that isaccessible to the entire professional broadcast and post industry.

The shipping version of CinéWave 4 includes surprise features not announced at the product’s debut during the National Association of Broadcasters convention this past April. These include real-timesupport for DV50, Apple LiveType titling, the high-quality Animation codec, video out with Apple Soundtrack, and support for up to 5 uncompressed real-time tracks (3 video and 2 graphics with alphachannels).

Evan Schechtman, Principal at Outpost Digital said, “CinéWave’s multiple resolution capability is ideal for our workflow for broadcast television. I can take compressed animations from a graphicshouse, some DV material, and anything else I need to complete a client’s project and pop it right into the project without transcoding. The quality is amazing. We are working on a huge project thatwill air on MTV and they were nervous about the so-called video look. We color graded it with CinéWave 4’s awesome real-time engine and they were floored – they could not believe that we could getvideo to look like that. There are no smoke and mirrors here. If you want a Swiss army knife for video production, CinéWave 4 is the way to go.”

Walter Biscardi, Creative Director, d’Arte media creations said, “CinéWave 4 is absolutely outstanding. When you start comparing feature sets and then consider the price, CinéWave 4 is jawdropping. You can handle everything from DV to uncompressed in the same timeline, giving you tremendous flexibility and workflow. The new codecs are gorgeous; you can see a marked difference. I putCinéWave 4 straight into production. The wisdom of that decision was evident when the first client came back demanding to know what I had done to his project – it looked better than anything I hadgiven him before! With its price and feature set, you would really have to be crazy not to give CinéWave 4 a look.”

Andrew Baum, senior product manager at Pinnacle said, “CinéWave 4 leverages the advanced design of Final Cut Pro 4 to unleash more power and dozens of new features from the TARGA Ciné Engine.Having five real-time tracks is just the beginning. CinéWave 4 users can capture into DV50 and apply real-time effects to DV50 alone or in any combination with PhotoJPEG, DV25, 8, 10 and 16-bituncompressed sources, Apple Live Type, Animation and RGBA sources – all real-time in the same timeline. You could spend ten times the money, but you are not going to find anything close to thisscalability and flexibility!”

Complete details on CinéWave 4 features are available at, but highlights include:
High Quality Offline Support: Space-saving high-quality offline support with real-time HD and SD capture into PhotoJPEG, DV25/DV50 and CinéOffline.
More Real-Time Effects: Incredible new real-time effects for DV25/50, PhotoJPEG, 8, 10 and 16-bit uncompressed sources separately or in the same timeline while maintaining video out. Real-timekeyframeable time remap, keyframeable real-time embedded moving alpha, support for real-time effects in 24 (or 23.976) FPS and support for Final Cut Pro 4’s CPU driven RT Extreme multi-streamreal-time effects engine.
Deep Colors: New high-precision 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
Film-Friendly: 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 CinéOffline. Real-time pull-downrestores 30 and 29.97 FPS output for tape.
Real-Time HD Effects: Real-time HD (16:9) Pan & Scan downconvert with keyframeable controls to uncompressed SD (4:3) with simultaneous live SD and HD outputs
Sophisticated Sound: Support for Steinberg Nuendo and up to eight tracks of audio out with Final Cut Pro 4.
Flexibility: New TARGA Ciné Codec for PC delivers cross-platform flexibility.

Availability and pricing
Full CinéWave systems now start at a very low suggested retail price of US $3,995. CinéWave 4 upgrades are available for US $295 suggested retail price. For more information on CinéWave please goto


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