Pinnacle Systems DV Editing Solutions Achieve Performance Increase up to 38% with AMD Athlon™ MP Processors
Real-Time Software Combines with the AMD Athlon MP Processor with QuantiSpeed™ Architecture and Smart MP Technology to Enhance Creativity, Slash Content Development Time
Mountain View, Calif. --
Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLE),
announced today that its real-time video editing solutions--DV500 Plus, Pinnacle Pro-ONETM and TARGATM 3000--support the new AMD AthlonTM MP processor. The Pinnacle DV editing products are recognized worldwide for incorporating advanced, time-saving technologies that make video development faster and easier. The AMD Athlon MP processor with QuantiSpeed™ architecture and Smart MP technology complements these technologies by delivering a performance increase of up to 38 percent over current x86 multiprocessor-based systems.
Professional and corporate videographers who use Pinnacle video editing solutions on a workstation equipped with the AMD Athlon MP processor will find that the entire creative process is streamlined and production time is substantially reduced. Combined, the products set new performance standards for computation-intensive tasks such as downloading videos, working with 3D graphics, rendering and authoring.
"The AMD Athlon MP processor is a champion in delivering optimal performance to workstations without sacrificing stability or reliability," said Bill Loesch, Vice President of Product Development of Pinnacle Systems Personal Web Video Division. "It's the processing power Pinnacle Systems engineers had in mind when they developed advanced features such as Pro-ONE's ability to apply up to ten digital video effects simultaneously in real-time."
Pinnacle Systems professional and corporate digital video products that support AMD's new microprocessor include:
DV500 Plus provides a render-free, real-time feature set, including Adobe Premiere 6.0. In addition to including connectors for both analog and digital (DV/FireWire) inputs and outputs, it allows users to hook a TV monitor up to the breakout box for video playback.
- Pinnacle Pro-ONE is a professional real-time DV editing and DVD authoring solution that features a hardware DV capture and effects card with digital and analog video and audio inputs and outputs. Users can combine two digital video streams with titles, graphics, and 3D objects and apply up to ten digital video effects simultaneously in real-time.
- The TARGA 3000, Pinnacle Systems' most powerful desktop editing and compositing solution, is a flexible system that can process up to 8 layers in real-time and allows users to edit in compressed or uncompressed formats.
“AMD continues to meet the high standards for state-of-the-art Non-Linear Editing (NLE) video solutions,” said Rex Meek, director of hardware infrastructure relations at AMD. “The AMD Athlon MP processor provides outstanding overall system performance and stability that video professionals need for the best experience on real-time video production. AMD continues to work with leading infrastructure partners such as Pinnacle Systems to ensure that the AMD Athlon MP processor is fully compatible with industry-leading hardware and software, and that it integrates seamlessly into existing infrastructures.”
Based on the AMD Athlon MP processor and the AMD-760TM MP chipset, AMD's multiprocessing platform supports Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology and incorporates AMD's latest innovation, Smart MP technology. Smart MP technology enables the combined power of the processor and chipset to deliver improved overall performance on widely available, x86-based, dual-processor platforms.
Pinnacle Systems, AMD, and other industry leaders will be demonstrating the power of the Pinnacle Pro-ONE video editing and authoring software with the new AMD Athlon MP processor at a seminar series scheduled for 10 cities between October 16 and November 8. Visit www.pinnaclesys.com for more information.
Pinnacle Systems video editing and authoring products are available in the US through major computer retail stores and professional video resellers.
About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
The AMD Athlon MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations. A key advantage of AMD’s multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.
The new AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed™ architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow!ä Professional technology, which has 52 new instructions that extend AMD’s 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience. The new AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD’s stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.
About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
Pinnacle Systems’ broadcast, desktop, and consumer products provide video professionals and consumers cutting-edge digital video tools to create, store, distribute and view web enabled digital video easier and more affordably than ever before. Pinnacle Systems may be reached at (650) 526-1600 or at www.pinnaclesys.com.