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.
Work in progress:
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 DVD Recorder (USB, Digital Video Creator 130)
- Pinnacle Dazzle Video Creator (USB, Digital Video Creator 150)
- Pinnacle Dazzle Video Creator Platinum (USB, Digital Video Creator 170)
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 (???)
- Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder (USB)
- PCTV HD Stick (801eSE)
- PCTV HD Pro Stick (800e)
- PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e)
- PCTV HD Ultimate Stick (880e)
- PCTV HD Mini Stick (80e)
- PCTV 200e
- PCTV 400e
- PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick (340e)
- PCTV nano Stick (73e)
- PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity (2000e)
- PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity Stick (2001e)
- PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCI Express (3010i)