SONIC ® Version 2 Sonic CineVision™ is the world’s first fully-comprehensive encoding solution for high-definition title production. Featuring stunning cinematic-quality encoding, support for all three next-generation video codecs, unrivaled parameter control and stream legalization, built-in video processing from Digital Vision ™, advanced segment-based re-encoding, and exclusive ExpressQC ™ and StreamData ™ encoding technologies, CineVision is the encoding solution your business can’t afford to be without. INTRODUCING CINEVISION Competing in today's professional media services market means keeping up with an ever-expanding array of video distribution options, each with their own format-specific requirements. That takes an encoding solution that delivers powerful control and maximum workflow flexibility. With the arrival of HD, it’s more important than ever that your encoding systems support the latest capabilities and ready your business for new opportunities. There's only one encoder that meets that test: Sonic CineVision. Sonic CineVision is a mastering-level encoding system specifically designed to meet the stringent image-quality demands of major motion picture studios and high-end authoring facilities. Built from the ground up to tackle the complex challenges of encoding for HD, CineVision is optimized to provide top quality at low bit rates while maintaining the HD performance that studios demand. CineVision offers complete support for all three HD video codecs, positioning you to meet all of your clients’ encoding needs. And with comprehensive support for a wide range of input types, as well as extensive legalization capabilities, CineVision can easily handle your HD content no matter where it originates. CineVision fits seamlessly into any existing workflow, and excels at tight integration with Sonic's title development systems. Combining unrivaled control of encoding parameters with advanced post-encode QC and workflow optimization tools, CineVision is the ultimate future-proof solution for HD encoding. LEARN MORE, BOOK A DEMONSTRATION, AND FIND YOUR NEAREST RESELLER AT: W W W. S O N I C / C O M / G O / C I N E V I S I O N SONIC ® 2 K E Y F E AT U R E S Comprehensive Support for HD Encoding Advanced Segment-based Re-encoding CineVision delivers outstanding image quality for all three nextgeneration HD video codecs – AVC, VC-1 and MPEG-2 – so you’re fully equipped for all aspects of high-definition encoding. Fine tune your completed encodes by re-encoding selected segments with optimized encode parameters without re-encoding your whole feature. CineVision’s exclusive segment management system even allows the creation and auditioning of multiple “takes” for each segment. Built-in Format Legalization CineVision’s unique integrated legalization technology verifies format compliance after every parameter change, ensuring that your encodes are a perfect match for your delivery target. Digital V ision Mastering Toolset Hollywood pedigree mastering tools are included as standard. CineVision incorporates Digital Vision’s Emmy award winning DVO technology for film grain management, aperture correction and brick wall filtering for the ultimate optimization toolset. ExpressQC™ Segment Marking Make dramatic improvements to your QC efficiency. ExpressQC is an exclusive, patent-pending QC tool, built right into the CineVision timeline, which automatically compares encoded video to the source and identifies sections that are statistically lower in quality. StreamData™ Integration Exchange key encoding metadata – including chapter-point information and the server location of encoded media – for unsurpassed integration with your Scenarist ® authoring system. Input Format Flexibility CineVision offers comprehensive support for a wide range of input types, including QuickTime ® , AVI, and DPX image State-of-the-Art Audio With the state-of-the-art DTS-HD Master Audio Suite included as standard - featuring support for 7.1 surround and lossless VBR compression - CineVision ensures that your audio quality is a sequences. No matter where your HD content originates, CineVision handles it with ease, seamlessly integrating into any existing workflow. match for your high definition video. Professional Encoding Features New Design for a New Era CineVision features one- and two-pass encoding modes as standard, in addition to Constant Bit Rate (CBR), Variable Bit Rate (VBR) and Constant Quality VBR encode styles. CineVision is a brand new encoder built on all-new algorithms and technology. Harnessing the latest developments in encoding, CineVision delivers the quality and power you need to thrive in the age of HD. Advanced Parameter Control CineVision features extensive access to the low-level parameter set for every video codec. Support for format-compliant High Profile AVC (H.264) and Advanced Profile Levels 2 and 3 (VC-1) is included as standard. Designed with the Industry, for the Industry CineVision was developed in collaboration with the Sonic HD Authoring Alliance (HDAA), the first and only worldwide association of top DVD authoring houses dedicated to facilitating the rollout of titles for release in the new HD formats. SONIC ® 3 C I N E V I S I O N U S E R I N T E R FA C E CineVision's user interface gives you detailed control over every aspect of your encode CINEVISION TIMELINE CineVision's timeline provides detailed information on your finished encode and provides an intuitive tool set for re-encoding selected segments. S E G M E N T- B A S E D R E - E N C O D I N G CineVision's segment management tools enables you to view selected, pending, and completed encodes in an instant. SONIC ® 4 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S V ideo Support • Instant toggle between source and encoded movie preview • AVC (H.264) Main/High Profiles, Levels 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, and 4.1 • VC-1 Advanced Profile, Levels 2 and 3 • MPEG-2 • Sync mode playback - slave encoded movie transport to source transport for instant comparison Audio Support • DTS ® -HD (standalone application) Encoding Modes • One- and two-pass bit rate-controlled VBR • One-pass CBR • One-pass Quality VBR (constant frame quantization) Encoding Tools • Full preset editors giving complete parameter access for AVC, VC-1 and MPEG-2 • Informative parameter change logs for preset editors • Detailed encode progress display, including current speed and expected completion time • Batch encoding – queue multiple encoding sessions in a batch • Multi-input source sessions - encode a single movie from multiple captured files • Embedding of source timecode in encoded files • Import chapter points directly from CSV or Sonic StreamData files • Flexible chapter timecode entry based from zero or any given source timecode reference Preprocessing and Mastering Tools • QC Loop mode - Automatic alternating replay of a selected section of the source and movie • Varispeed playback for source and movie files • Transport controls for source and encoded file Advanced Segment-based Editing and Re-encoding • Edit in-point, out-point and segment duration fields • Segment edit tab with re-encoding parameter values • Absolute and relative bit rate editing via simple click-drag control • Access to wide number of key encoding parameters on segmentby-segment level • DVO mastering tools available for segment-by-segment reencodes • Mark new I-frames during segment editing • Multiple-take segment management • ExpressQC ™ – Auto segment marking based on quality metric (PSNR) Parameter Legalization Tools • Dual format legalization: HD DVD Main and Blu-ray Disc Primary. Encode a single file for both formats • HD DVD Standard Content and Advanced Content main video • HD DVD Advanced Content sub video • Blu-ray Disc primary video • DVO Grain – Film grain filtering and management • DVO Aperture – Aperture (sharpness) correction • DVO Regrain – Add grain to material • DVO Brickwall – Advanced low-pass filtering • Full resolution preview • Instantly recallable preset editors for all parameters Movie T imeline • Bit rate track - Windowed and GOP averaging views • Decoder buffer fill rate graph • Frame-by-frame picture structure track (I, P and B) • Decoder buffer fill rate graph • PSNR track • Quantization track • Windowed and GOP averaging views for all tracks • Custom entry point location track • Target BitBudget ™ with MB used/remaining display • Source timecode/movie timecode display modes • Mean bit rate displays for movie and segments • PSNR display graph V ideo Preview V ideo Resolution • 1920 x 1080 • • 1280 x 720 • • 720 x 480 • • 544 x 576 • • 480 x 480 • • 352 x 288 • Support 1440 x 1080 960 x 1080 704 x 576 544 x 480 352 x 576 352 x 240 • • • • • 1280 x 1080 720 x 576 704 x 480 480 x 576 352 x 480 Frame Rate Support 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98, 3:2 pull-down insertion Supported Input Formats VIDEO - QuickTime ® files (.qt and .mov), AVI files (.avi), DPX image sequences (RGB 10-bit), Planar YUV files (.yuv), MPEG-2 video files, MPEG-4 video files, Windows Media Video files (.wmv) AUDIO - WAV Audio Files (standalone DTS Master Audio Suite Application) CHAPTER POINT LIST - CSV, StreamData™ Export Formats • StreamData • Uncompressed AVI from encoded movie • Segments text list • HD-SDI playback of source and movie (requires NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI GPU, not included) C O N TA C T S O N I C Sonic Solutions USA 101 Rowland Way, Novato, CA 94945, USA Tel: 415.893.8000 Fax: 415.893.7834 Sonic Solutions Europe 22 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5NF, UK Tel: +44.20.7437.1100 Fax: +44.20.7437.1151 Sonic Solutions Burbank 3500 West Olive Avenue, Suite 730, Burbank, CA 91505, USA Tel: 818.823.4000 Sonic Solutions Japan KK 4F Shirokane Takanawa Station Building, 1-27-6 Shirokane, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-0072, Japan Phone: +81.3.5439.7171 Fax: +81.3.5439.7172 © 2007 Sonic Solutions. All rights reserved. Sonic, Sonic Solutions, the Sonic Solutions logo, the Scenarist logo, the CineVision logo, Scenarist, ExpressQC, and CineVision are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by Sonic Solutions. All other names and logos are the respective property of their owners. Protected by U.S. Patents 6,065,010 and 5,812,790, and CN 95191159.7. Other patents pending.
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