Pinnacle Systems Inc, founded in Mountain View, California, in 1986, is a designer and manufacturer of PC based analog and digital video capture devices.
Pinnalce concentrated mostly on video post-production products and tools up until 1997, but later expanded their product capabilities through purchase of video capture technology specialist miro Digital Video Products.
Notable Pinnacle video capture products include the Dazzle and PCTV product lines. The origin of the PCTV name itself can be traced back to a single device from miro; the miroMEDIA PCTV.
Pinnalce itself was acquired, in August 2005, by Avid Technology, Inc, under whose ownership it continues to operate as a standalone division. On October 29, 2008, Avid in turn sold their Pinnacle PCTV product range and related assets to Hauppauge, with the transaction expected to close before the end of Q4 2008. Hauppauge is apparently intending to continue to market the Pinnacle range of devices under the PCTV brand line.
Note: The following is incomplete, may be inaccurate and needs improving ... LinuxTV support vs. 3rd party support (mrec) seems to have been intertwined.
- PCTV Pro
- PCTV Stereo
- Pinnacle PCTV 50i
- Pinnacle PCTV (310i)
- PCTV HD Stick (801eSE)
- PCTV HD Pro Stick (800e)
- PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e)
- PCTV HD Card (800i) Official Product Page
- PCTV nano Stick (73e)
- Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder (USB) (DVC-90/DVC-100)
Work in progress:
- PCTV Hybrid Pro Card (310c)
- PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick (330e)
- PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick (340e)
- PCTV picoStick (74e)
- PCTV HD Mini Stick (80e)
Currently not supported:
- PCTV USB (310e)
- PCTV 60e
- Pinnacle Studio series (Studio 700 PCI/USB (MovieBoard/Box Plus), Studio 500 PCI/USB (MovieBoard/Box))
- Pinnacle Dazzle Video Creator (USB, Digital Video Creator 130)
- Pinnacle Dazzle Video Creator Platinum (USB, Digital Video Creator 150, 170)
- PCTV HD Ultimate Stick (880e)
Not supported, based on Saa7162
- Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCIe (3010iX)
- Pinnacle PCTV Dual Sat Pro PCI (???)
- Pinnacle PCTV Sat Pro USB (???)
- Pinnacle PCTV Sat Pro PCI (???)
- PCTV 200e
- PCTV 400e
- PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity (2000e)
- PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity Stick (2001e)
- PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCI Express (3010i)
- PCTV 7010iX
- PCTV Sat CI
- and more...