Reprinted from a Pinnacle press release:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 5/30/2002 Pinnacle Systems Inc., a leader in digital video content creation tools, today announced the immediate availability of CinWave Classic, a new low-cost uncompressed video system created for motion graphic artists and video editors who already own Final Cut Pro. Pinnacle Systems also commenced shipment of CinAcquire, a comprehensive video capture and device control application and plug-in for both Adobe After Effects and Pinnacle Systems Commotion Pro.

Costing nearly 30-percent less than the previous entry point, CinWave Classic delivers the same pristine, uncompressed video for creating graphic intensive intros, outros, IDs, and promos using popular QuickTime-native applications. CinWave Classic also provides Final Cut Pro owners with a cost-effective solution for stepping up to true professional video editing formats and functionality. CinWave Classic includes one of several available CinWave I/O breakout boxes, which include a 10-bit SDI Pro Digital breakout box, as well as the CinAcquire application and plug-in module. CinWave Classic also includes the same TARGA Cin Engine available with all CinWave products. CinWave Classic is easily upgraded to CinWave RT and CinWave HD configurations simply by attaching a breakout box or loading new software.


Pinnacle Systems has significantly enhanced the feature set of CinAcquire, a powerful application introduced at NAB that expands the video graphics design capability of any CinWave-equipped Power Mac G4 by providing direct, frame accurate, machine control for sophisticated video capture and record to tape. CinAcquire works as both a stand-alone application and as a plug-in module for Pinnacle Systems Commotion Pro and Adobe After Effects. CinAcquire allows users to efficiently perform critical tasks such as frame grabs and batch captures with complete RS-422 deck and device control in NTSC/PAL and widely used HD formats. CinAcquire includes support for the 720p High Definition format, FireWire (IEEE 1394) deck and device control, frame capture with timecode, import and export of Final Cut Pro, and tab delimited batch lists and record-to-tape functions. CinAcquire also includes the Pipeline Digital RS-422 Device Control Cable for easy connectivity to VTRs and other external devices.


Pinnacle Systems Senior Product Manager, Andrew Baum, said, “Our objective is to provide motion graphics artists and video professionals with the maximum flexibility for getting superior quality video into the applications they rely on every day. At the same time, it is important that the solutions don’t create new complications in the workflow. CinAcquire is probably the ultimate expression of those goals, providing motion graphics professionals with a comprehensive set of tools for precision video capture without the overhead.”


CinWave Classic is available immediately at a base price of $5,495 (US). CinAcquire is now included with all new CinWave systems and can also be ordered independently for $195 (US) from a preferred Pinnacle Systems’ CinWave reseller.

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