Miraizon’s Cinematize Pro HD. Cinematize Pro HD, a HD clip extractor for Blu-ray and AVCHD on the Mac, is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding audio and video professionals.

It can extract clips of any length, from any part of even complex Blu-Ray or AVCHD media, and decode them into editable formats while preserving the full original HD quality with little or no degradation. Until now, users wanting to take a short clip off of their own recorded AVCHD video or an unencrypted Blu-ray disc typically needed to decode an entire movie stream file, a task requiring a significant amount of processing time and hard disk space.

In addition, there was no easy way to preserve the original full HD quality while creating editable clips. What’s more, Cinematize Pro HD includes H.264 hardware acceleration to speed up decoding and Miraizon’s DNxHD VC-3 compression component with full Avid compatibility.

The software also can preserve full audio quality by extracting out all available audio channels for up to 32 bit 7.1 multichannel audio. Alternatively, Cinematize Pro HD can do high-quality downmixes of multichannel audio tracks to stereo or stereo surround.

The extracted clips produced by Cinematize Pro HD have broad compatibility with popular video editing programs, mobile devices, and the web. This includes video editing software such as Final Cut, Avid, Premiere, iMovie, Vegas, and QuickTime, presentation software such as PowerPoint and Keynote, mobile devices such as iPods, iPhones, or iPads, set-top boxes such as AppleTV and Roku, and web sites including YouTube and Vimeo.

Cinematize Pro HD costs US$19.95; a demo is available for download. For more info go to http://www.miraizon.com .