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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

cineXinsert, the main module in cineXtools, provides the ability to accurately replace video, audio and close caption data in existing flat files. The insert process is almost identical to inserting into a video tape. Timecode is used to define in and out points for the source and master and like inserting on tape, replacement content is truly overwriting the original data. Normally, the source and destination video are the same codec but in some cases it is even possible to use a different codec, for example you can use DNxHD content as the source and cineX will transcode it into a Prores master. It is also possible to remap audio tracks and even utilize wave audio files as sources during an insert edit.

ProRes, 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.


cineXtools 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

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.

Mutliclip Insert

The Multi-Clip Insert Module allows you take multiple patches and insert them all at once. Drag and drop your patches to the source side and they queue up according to timecode. Then, drag and drop the file you want to insert to on the target side.

Timecode Restripe

As part of the main cineXtools module, it is possible to change the timecode for an existing file. With the Timecode Editors, you can instantly change the running timecode for a loaded file as well as toggle the file timecode between Drop-Frame and Non-Drop Frame.

4K Deliverables

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.

Optional Features

XDCAM Upgrade

With the XDCAM upgrade, you’ll now be able to insert and overwrite new video, audio or closed caption data to XDCAM files created from Telestream, Avid, Adobe, and XDCAM decks. Do you have archived XDCAM files that now need to be reversioned? Use cineXinsert to insert the new slate, promo or textless elements so you don’t have to encode and QC your XDCAM file all over again!

Additional planned support includes OpAtom and MOV wrapper support.

AS11-DPP Upgrade

The cineXtools UK DPP AS-11 Metadata Editor instantly adjusts, validates and updates the DPP required metadata that accompanies AVC-Intra 100 master files. The Metadata Editor is extremely useful to content producers delivering files to companies and broadcasters that endorse the technical specifications set out by the United Kingdom’s DPP (Digital Production Partnership).

Combining the ability to overwrite fixes to video and audio with the insert edit tool, and the AS-11 metadata editor means that delivering AS11 files just got a whole lot easier.

XAVC Upgrade

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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