‘Insert Edit and true file essence management for any MAM’

New York, NY, April 2, 2018 – Cinedeck, developer of cineXtools, multi-codec, true file-based insert editing has officially launched cineX‑API, a RESTful API toolset that provides the keys for automating a variety of file modification processes including Cinedeck’s patent-pending insert edit. cineX‑API enables a “No Transcode” workflow by manipulating existing file essence instead of re-rendering, exporting and QCing entirely new files.

With unrestricted API and command-line access to the full complement of cineXtools functions, cineX‑API enables changes to be made to many files or just one, all under control of any MAM capable of addressing routines via a RESTful API. And because an insert edit takes only a fraction of the processing power that a typical transcode workflow would consume, it’s light on hardware requirements, making it a cost-effective complement to existing automated file delivery workflows.

Typical transform workflows like changing a slate, then re-encoding and QCing thirty episodes would typically mean a week of work. With cineX API, a connected MAM could complete the job in just minutes. Tasks like marrying final audio with a video master is often a time consuming multi-step process, but cineX‑API can complete the job in a fraction of the time, with no rendering or encoding.

“We’re committed to enabling workflow efficiency through partnerships and cineX‑API is the first of these projects that allow unfettered integration with Cinedeck technologies,” says Charles Dautremont, Cinedeck CTO. “cineX‑API is all about streamlining workflows and truly leveraging existing content at the file essence level, enabling dramatic cost and time savings.”

Cinedeck has delivered the first installation of cineX‑API for UK-based Envy Post, integrated with Reach Engine, the media management environment from Levels Beyond. A demo of the integration work, completed by software consultancy company 10dot1, will be shown at NAB.

Talk with Cinedeck about cineX-API and tryout cineXtools at NAB 2018 in the South Hall, lower level: SL 10827.

About Cinedeck:                                                         

Founded by cinematographers, and headquartered in New York City, USA, Cinedeck manufactures innovative recording systems for use in all video production environments. Along with on-set monitoring, playback and quality control capabilities, these recorders also unify end-to-end, camera-to-post-to-archive workflows by offering the industry’s most comprehensive range of ready-to-edit output formats.

In 2016, Cinedeck released their first standalone software application incorporating cineXtools, their patent-pending File-based Insert-Edit technology. File-based Insert Edit is a radically new workflow allowing considerable and measurable savings for post-production workflows.

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