Aspect HD is based on CineForm's visually-lossless high-definition editing codec, CFHD, which is optimized for today's demanding high-definition post-production applications. Aspect HD also includes CineForm's real-time video pipeline which provides more than 30 HD-optimized real-time transitions, professional color filters, graphic overlays, motion, and more, all within Adobe Premiere Pro.
The key to Aspect HD's editing performance is CineForm's patent-pending technologies including a proprietary symmetric video codec and video effects engine. Using a 2.8gHz Pentium 4 PC and a RAID 0 configuration, up to four HD streams plus transitions, effects, and motion are possible, all simultaneously, all in real time, and without the need for specialized hardware. After editing, HD video can be exported to a variety of HD, SD and Web distribution formats.
Aspect HD for Adobe Premiere Pro is immediately available directly from CineForm and from select Video Specialty Resellers for a list price of $1199, exclusive of Premiere Pro. A bundle that includes Aspect HD and Adobe Premiere Pro will be available in the coming weeks. Existing registered users of Aspect HD for Adobe Premiere 6.5 will be upgraded to Aspect HD for Adobe Premiere Pro free of charge.