Technical Specifications

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Codecs Supported for Insert



SD, HD, 2K, UHD, 4K, 8K and beyond.

cinextools is resolutions independent. If you’re using a raster independent codec like ProRes, it can also be any non-standard resolution.



  • MOV

  • OP1A MXF


  • MP4


Color Space

cineXtools support for color space and bit depth depend entirely on the codec, but generally cineXtools supports YUV8, YUV10, RGB10 and RGB12.

On a related, but separate note, cineXtool supports HDR files, like ProRes XQ for insert, too. Like the insert support for codecs, cineXtools does colorspace conversions when inserting from source to target. So, a 10-frame RGB12 DPX sequence can be inserted to your YUV10 ProRes HQ file. For obvious reasons, we wouldn’t recommend you go from YUV8 to RGB12.


Operating System Requirements

To run the current version of CineXtools, you need to be on:

  • macOS 12.6.8 (Monterey) and newer

On Macs with Apple Silicon (M1-M3) CineXsuite runs in emulation through Rosetta but performance should not be significantly affected. If you experience issues, take a look at

  • Windows 10 x64 (64-bit) or newer

There are no functional differences between the Mac and PC versions and both versions support ProRes.

A more powerful system will perform better when running CineXtools. But, because most real processing is for small bits of video and audio, the biggest factor is disk I/O for read and write.

You’ll see the best performance when you work on SSDs, particularly for the target drive. A fast local RAID or fast network storage on an 8 Gigabit or faster connection will help, too. Avoid working on devices such as a USB2 single platter spinning hard drive.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.


Hardware Requirements

There are no minimum hardware requirements for cineXtools. However the faster / better your hardware, the faster your inserts and rewrap processes.

One important factor in the speed of cineXtools is where the file is located and network bandwidth. If your file is located on a busy network then the speed of insert and rewrap, particularly, may be slow. It’s always best to run cineXtools as “close” to your target file as possible.



cineXtools provides authorization codes for use on desktop environments either through a static license or through an iLock license that can be moved from system to system. For more information on licensing, check out .


Virtual Machine Support

Running cineXtools under virtual machines (VMs) is neither tested extensively nor officially supported but we evaluate it on a case by case basis. If you are interested in deploying CineXtools in a VM environment, please reach out to