Capturing the Images of Our Lives

The first scene:  A four-alarm fire roars through a historic downtown hotel.  Several news crews arrive and push their way through the crowd gathered in the street to watch the blaze.  Then the scene shifts to a series of interviews with families who have lost Film editing imageloved ones in other hotel fires across the city.  Next, there’s a shift to a computer graphic depicting the loss of life due to hotel fires in the state over the last decade.  In the small editing room the independent filmmakers are pleased with the opening of their documentary in the making, which they’re shooting in HDTV.

Ever wonder how filmmakers stitch those images together so seamlessly?  Today, they’re making the most of high-tech hardware and software like Pinnacle Systems’ advanced video-editing solution, CineWave.

Launched in November, CineWave is a high-performance solution that will give video, film and TV professionals a powerful tool for post-production, non-linear editing (grabbing clips from various places on the tape).  CineWave also includes tools for moving-image touchup, 3-D digital effects, animation tools and more.  But CineWave isn’t just for filmmakers.  It serves video editors doing satellite broadcasts, consumers using camcorders, as well as people working with live and recorded video streamed on the Internet.

No matter the application, all of those digital images and split-second streams demand high-performance storage devices linked to the video-editing system.  Pinnacle Systems realized this, and in anticipation of the CineWave launch, put a number of storage products to the test.  When the evaluations were done, Pinnacle had one thing to say:  Quantum’s Atlas 10K II would be the only disk drive authorized for use with CineWave.

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