Cinema Craft Encoder SP2 is the next generation MPEG software encoder from Cinema Craft. Professional-grade software MPEG-1/MPEG-2 encoder, fastest and best quality in its class, with unprecedented control over the encoding process. Encode AVI, QuickTime and DV files. Plug-in for Adobe Premiere. Ideal for creating MPEG-2 streams for non-liner video editors, 3DCG animators, Game creators and DVD professionals. Cinema Craft Encoder SP2 allows you to directly encode AVI, QuickTime and DV files into pristine, DVD compliant MPEG-2 streams, or beautiful MPEG-1 streams for delivery on CD-ROM or the Internet. Cinema Craft SP2 gives unprecedented control over the MPEG encoding process and delivers professional results in record time. Cinema Craft Encoder SP2 is powered by the CCE encoding engine and has the advantages of an off-line encoding system.The CCE-SP2 gives you the capability of producing Hollywood quality at an affordable investment cost.
One of the enhancements, 3:2 pulldown functionality, will make a great impact on your workflow. It eliminates the cost consuming telecine process and time consuming cadence correction of inverse 3:2 pulldown.
Note: Cinema Craft Encoder SP2 does not support HD encoding.
• VCD support
• SVCD support
• Supports Microsoft DV CODEC
• Supports Still-image sequential files (BMP/JPEG/TARGA/TIFF)
• Can be used as a plug-in to Premiere 6.0/6.5/Pro/Pro1.5
Advanced Motion Detection Algorithms
Most encoders use a conventional algorithm based on the exhaustive search. This method has inherent flaws and is much more susceptible to encoding errors caused by things like noise in the source video. Cinema Craft’s advanced “multiple high-speed scan” algorithm resolves these problems and increases the quality of the final output video.
Automatic Scene Change Detection
The Cinema Craft encoder uses an advanced forward scanning technique to identify scene changes and use them as points for keyframe (I-Frame) insertion. This allows for cleaner scene transitions and more accurate seeking during playback. Cinema Craft SP also allows you to manually set keyframe (I-Frame) insertion points, great for inserting pin-point accurate chapters in DVD titles.
During Automatic Scene Change Detection, Cinema Craft also performs an additional step that involves high-performace pre-encoding of your source video data. This produces data that contains important bitrate to distortion ratios that are used to assure the production of a high quality and stable MPEG stream.
Variable Bit Rate Encoding
Most software MPEG encoders support both Constant Bit Rate (CBR) and Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding. But very few (if any) support true multi-pass VBR the way Cinema Craft SP2 does. VBR encoding provides the best utilization of the MPEG-2 bitstream by analyzing the motion of the video being encoded and varying the bitrate accordingly; More action, more bitrate, less action, less bitrate. This generally leads to higher quality video and smaller file sizes which is always good.
Multi-pass VBR takes this one step farther by making multiple passes through the video, each time revising the bitrate structure generated from the previous pass. This used to be the realm of high-end hardware encoders, but now it’s available right on your desktop.
Changes in Version 1.00.01.13 (2010/03/15):
[Fix] QuickTime v210 file could not be read properly when the width was not a multiple of 48.
[Fix] When in point was set, chapters were shifted when chapter setting window was opened.
[Fix] When a chapter on Chapter list was pointed to a picture in the second or later movie file, a different picture was displayed when the Chapter list was re-opened.
[Fix] Template setting file was not properly read from Template setting window.
[Fix] When reading a QuickTime file, frames not on a video track were read, which caused frame position shifting. This problem has been fixed.
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