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 largely concentrated on video post-production products and tools up until 1997, but would expand their product capabilities afterwards 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.
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 Video Creator (USB, Digital Video Creator 130)
- Pinnacle Dazzle Video Creator Platinum (USB, Digital Video Creator 150, 170 Details)
Not supported, based on Saa7162
- Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCIe (3010iX)
- Pinnacle PCTV Dual Sat Pro PCI (???)
- Pinnacle PCTV HD Card (800i) Official Product Page
- Pinnacle PCTV Sat Pro USB (???)
- Pinnacle PCTV Sat Pro PCI (???)
- Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick (800e)
- Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder (USB)