Cinec 4.0 is a High-End H.265 Video Converter – And More

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For most planet5D readers, what makes Cinec 4.0 interesting is its support for H.265, introduced with great fanfare on the Samsung NX-1. That fact that it’s also 8K capable? Not so much. And if you’re a Mac user, never mind: it’s Windows only.
The recently released Samsung NX1 boasts internal 4K recording; decent ergos; a price point that puts pressure not only on Canon and Nikon but Panny’s GH4 and Sony’s a7s; and the H.265 codec, which promises much more efficient compression.

But that H.265 codec is proving problematic for many, given that it is not yet widely supported.

Enter Cinec 4.0, though again it handles much more than just H.265 (along with, among many others, Google’s competitor to H.265, VP9).

Still, unless you’re shooting with something like the Sony F55 or the new ARRI Alexa 65 and working on a Windows machine, there’s simply no way to take advantage of Cinec 4.0’s full capabilities.

Visit www.cinemartin.com/cinec/ to learn more.
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Cinec 4.0 : 8K, H265 8K 10Bit, VP9, Scaler up to 8K, Custom Presets, Text & logos overlays, LUTs, and more

Via Press Release:

February, 2015 Barcelona, Spain – Cinemartin, the team developer of various tools and software for the cinema, filmaking, video and broadcast world, producers of the acclaimed Cinemartin Plin, a Prores plugin for Adobe Premiere and After Effetcs (www.cinemartin.com/cinec/plin/), Hoid, the first HEVC H.265 video player for Android ( www.cinemartin.com/hoid/ ), Denoiser, the first standalone video denoiser for windows ( www.cinemartin.com/denoiser/ ), and FLEC, the X-Y adjustable multi baseplate for SLR and camcorders, now announces the next major release of the popular and leading professional video converter, Cinemartin Cinec v 4.0, available at www.cinemartin.com/cinec/

Cinemartin is proud to announce Cinec 4.0, being the world first video converter featuring be able to convert / encode videos to 8K. Cinec 4.0 supports encoding and now scaling videos from / to almost any resolution; SD, 720, 1080, 2K, 4K, 6K, and 8K (TV and DCI).

Cinec 4 is the first software encoder (and currently the only one)  to integrate and produce H265 at up to 8K 422 10 Bit

Cinec 4 is the first software encoder (and currently the only one) to integrate and produce H265 at up to 8K 422 10 Bit

Cinec now comes with a new codec, the VP9, that adds to its list of pro video codecs including prores, xdcam, etc.

As the demand for high quality video distribution with smaller size – bandwidth has increased, Cinemartin decided to enhance HEVC H.265 and integrate a entry VP9 alternative, the google’s codec response to H265.

Other features now include a text & logos overlay, a LUT importer, a CUT – SPLIT feature, and other enhancements including support for up to 8 CPU – cores.

8K – UHDTV

Cinec 4.0 is the first video converter / encoder supporting videos with resolutions up to 8K DCI compliant (8192×4320), including Sony F65 8K and RED Epic 6K among others. It supports almost any input file with resolutions up to 8K.

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UP-SCALER / DOWNCONVERTER : SD – 8K

Cinec 4.0 features a video scaler that allows you to scale videos in almost any resolution between SD and 8K. This allow users of 1080p cameras to upconvert videos to 4K. 4K videos to 6K & 8K, ..almost all sources are compatible with Cinec, get the videos in 8K, from cameras like Panasonic GH4 or Sony A7S or Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, Sony AX100, PXW-Z100, FDR, F5 F55, FS700, AJA CION, Kinefinity, BMD 4K, etc.

Users are able to downscale videos from 3840×2160 or 4096×2160 to 1920×1080 clips, 2K – 1080p to 720 & SD etc ..

MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY : ALMOST ANY FILE
Cinec 4.0 supports almost any video input including Cineform, ACVHD, XAVC, XAVC-S, MXF, MOV, MTS and even RED r3d (up to Red Epic Misterium). CinemaDNG, DPX, etc ..

H.265 10-Bit and up to 8K
Cinec 4.0 now includes H.265v3, the 3rd release of its H265 Encoder, with 8K, and 8 or 10-Bit selectable outputs, with world best ratios. Cinec 4.0 is also a 30 – 40% faster than previous versions, with now Main and Main 10 Profile specifications of HEVC H265 integrated.

Cinec 4.0 is the first available H265 encoder video converter up to 8K.
Feature added is the ability to convert from a sequence of raw & still files to hevc h265, including DPX, TIFF, TIF, DNG and CinemaDNG to H.265

Left: tiff source, 46 frames at 545 MB Right & down: H265 v3  2’ second video at 24 fps in 271 KB

Left: tiff source, 46 frames at 545 MB Right & down: H265 v3 2’ second video at 24 fps in 271 KB

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Download source and h265v3 output from below links
545MB www.cinemartin.com/cinec/_Sample_Videos/h265v3/tiff-to-h265/tiffs.zip
271KB www.cinemartin.com/cinec/_Sample_Videos/h265v3/tiff-to-h265/_CINEC_20140911105759_CINEC_H265v3_HEVC_SQ.mp4
Access above all sample files in path: www.cinemartin.com/cinec/_Sample_Videos/h265v3/tiff-to-h265/

 

VP9

Cinec 4.0 is the first video converter to include a VP9 video encoder.
VP9 codec is the google h.265 response offering similar features with some improvements and enhancents over hevc

Custom Presets

Custom presets has been added to Cinec, allowing users to customize – tune several parameters.

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Overlays

Includes Text or Image (logos) overlay features that allows users to put a text or logo over any video for branding, watermarking, etc..

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LUT-S

Now you can import existing LUTs to your videos or use any of the available ones. It supports 3D-LUT from DaVinci, After Effects, Iridas and more.

This will allow you to provide a Cinematic color to your videos, a Broadcast TV spot tune, or virtually any look, providing that on the web out there are dozens of look-up-tables ready for use with Cinec..

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CROP / SPLIT

Another feature of Cinec 4.0 is the ability to crop a portion of a video. Say you can split a 4K video in 4 full HD videos portions. One example: You have 4 FHD cameras, you can record into one 4k recorder using four inputs to record the videos from the 4 cameras into 1 video of 4K, then you get that 4k video and split in 4 different FHD videos, this will allow you to use ONE 4K recorder instead of FOUR FHD recorders.

Up to 8 CPU cores

Cinec 4.0 is able to take full profit of new Intel Haswell (Z87), Haswell Refresh (Intel Z97), Devil Canyon and latest Haswell E Processors (Intel x99) with up to 8 CPU cores dedicated to encoding process.

Other features

Other features includes sony IMX – mpeg2 converter, JPEG2000 j2c import support, custom paths for temporary and output files (ideal for converting too much videos), decimal framerates (for 23.978, etc) and other enhancements.

No other software supports all kind of input formats as Cinec. Cinemartin software is used worlwide and customers include REDucation & RED Camera, FOX, Panasonic, Sony, Microsoft Games, JVC Keenwood, EA, LG, Volkswagen AG, etc ..

More information about Cinemartin Cinec 4.0 video converter www.cinemartin.com/cinec/
VP9 encoding video converter www.cinemartin.com/cinec/vp9/
H.265 10-Bit www.cinemartin.com/cinec/hevc-h265/
Video Scaler www.cinemartin.com/cinec/scaler/

Tony Hernandez
Cinemartin Team
Gelabert, 26 08029 Barcelona – Spain
00 34 93 667 22 55
tony.hernandez@cinemartin.com

(cover photo credit: snap from Cinemartin Press Release)

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

And always with the ambition of authenticity, humanity and wit.
Hugh Brownstone

Comments

  1. You can also use iDealshare VideoGo to convert VP9 to other normally used video formats, like MP4, AVI, etc

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