Windows HDV Editing Gets Real-Time Performance Boost
HDV editors who use the Windows PC platform are getting an energy boost as CineForm, a software maker targeting the HD video production and film worlds, has just updated a pair of key enhancement applications for users who work with Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas.
CineForm’s new technology enhances the standard versions of Premiere and Vegas to provide a real-time online digital intermediate workflow for HD post, eliminating the need for proxy files, conforming, and rendering. The company said the process of using an intermediate format, rather than editing in the native HDV format, results in better image quality and better workflow performance. This process is done without the need to upgrade existing PC hardware.
Aspect HD for Premiere Pro (version 3.2) is said to quadruple the performance of the Adobe Premiere Pro HDV plug-in. The software enhances Premiere by allowing the real-time editing of multiple HDV streams, the addition of motion titles, color adjustments, dissolves, wipes, page peels, and picture-in-picture. Using the application, the editor is always working with full-resolution source material using CineForm’s CFHD codec format.
Connect HD for Vegas 5 and 6 (version 1.8) offers similar capabilities, but ups the capabilities of Vegas 6 to include direct capture and convert into the CineForm Intermediate format from external HDV camcorders. The software can convert CineForm-25 material to 24p for film and inverse pull-down to 24p. There’s also support for Redrock Micro’s M2 lens adapter for increased depth of field during production shots.
Aspect HD is priced at $499. Connect HD is $199. Both applications can be downloaded for a free trial from http://www.cineform.com/.