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cineXtools is a stand-alone media-file and deliverables management application made up of several modules. Really, you should consider these tools as companions to your non-linear editor. The primary module is cineXinsert with upgrade options that include XDCAM or AS11 support.
File-to-File Insert Edit
SUPPORTED CODECSProRes, DNxHD, DNxHR, XDCAM, AVC-I, XAVC, DPX and MXF1:1. Planned codec support include H.264 and JPEG2000.
Did you know that your codecs don’t have to match for video insert edits? For instance, your patch can be DNxHD and your target can be ProRes or XDCAM or any codec that’s supported for insert.
SUPPORTED WRAPPERSMOV, OP1A MXF, OPATOM MXF
COLORSPACE & BIT DEPTHcineXtools support for Colorspace and bit depth depend entirely on the codec, but generally cineXtools supports YUV 8, YUV 10, RGB10 and RGB12. On a related, but separate note, cineXtool supports HDR files, like ProRes XQ for insert, too.
Like the insert support for codecs, cineXtools does colorspace conversions when inserting from source to target. So, a 10-frame RGB12 DPX sequence can be inserted to your YUV10 ProRes HQ file. For obvious reasons, we wouldn’t recommend you go from YUV8 to RGB12.
Audio Versioning leverages multiple areas in cineXtools and enables much faster than real-time merging and reorganization of video and audio content. You can manage and combine audio with video essence by adding or removing audio tracks, re-routing or re-mapping existing audio tracks as well as using wave files as the source for audio tracks. Within the insert edit environment, audio channels can be reorganized and wave files used as sources but no structural changes are made. In the Audio Versioning module as part of a file re-wrap, the structure can be changed by adding or removing up to 32 audio channels. Simultaneously, channels can be re-mapped and wave files used as sources. Re-wrap is effectively a copy process, making it faster than re-exporting a changed show from the time-line. Moreover, when re-wrapping the video and audio essence is not touched, there is no re-encoding or transcoding. Re-wrapping is simply copying the essence into a new file in the way that is required so if you already checked it, you don’t really need to check it again.
Trim & Extend Tool
Trim is a much requested tool for shortening a program file by removing tops or tails. In addition, Extend is used to lengthen a program by adding black filler to the start, middle or end of a file. These added sections can also be simultaneously filled with new content or, insert edit can be utilized after the extend process to fill in the space. Like the audio versioning, Trim and Extend is a special rewrap process that pours the program video, audio and caption essence into a new wrapper or container while simultaneously making the required length changes.
cineXtools is a non-real-time application which means you don’t need the latest and greatest workstation, it can be run on virtually any computer and its resolution independent which means it is designed to also process 4K. As the resolution goes up so does your non-linear editor’s, render and export time, giving cineXtools an even higher value. Instead of waiting hours for the show to re-export, just export out the fix (patch) and insert it into the master file.
cineXinsert now supports video and audio insert for XAVC CBG 300/480 video/audio insert (NHK Profile) and audio only inserts for XAVC VBR/LongGop.
XAVC codec support is part of the +AVC package for cineXtools.
Closed Captioning Module
The heart of cineXtools’ captioning module is a caption creation and management environment similar to other tools available today, but with the unique ability to edit existing captions without re-encoding. At release the module supports direct, instant insert edits to MXF and MOV ANC caption tracks from the editor interface.
It also supports service-replacement using MCC, CAP, SCC and AAF files directly, extraction to sidecar files, optional SD analog captions extraction (late Q4), and CC format conversion tools including files with existing legacy 608 tracks.
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