Cleaner XL 1.5 announced

Autodesk today announced version 1.5 of its transcoding software, Cleaner XL (along with version 6.5 of Cleaner for the Mac).

New Cleaner features include:
New output formats:
• Flash video support (.flv and .swf) with On2 Flix Exporter
• DivX Pro encoder
o DivX 5.2 for Cleaner XL 1.5 for Windows
o DivX 6.0 for Cleaner 6.5 for Macintosh
Updated codecs:
• Updated Kinoma version 3 exporter
• H.264 encoding through QuickTime 7 and support for Real 10.

Cleaner XL only new features:
• Support for Autodesk Backburner
• Command line script support for pipeline automation
• New Input formats:
o DPX, Cineon, OpenEXR
o Wiretap support on input

Other enhancements for Cleaner XL 1.5 include the addition of 4:2:2 and two pass encoding for MPEG-2
Cleaner 6.5 for Macintosh, adds many of the new codecs supported in Cleaner XL 1.5 in addition to Apple QuickTime 7.

Clearly, many of these will make Cleaner a much more versatile tool within most DI facilities.

The windows version is out now, and 6.5 for Mac will follow later. Pricing is at around €700 per license, with upgrades from €140

Posted: November 17th, 2005
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