Bookmark Secrets of Cinedeck As more than a replacement to the linear tape deck, Cinedeck has branched much further out from hardware solutions to now offering a variety of useful, and mostly free software applications that are the perfect tools for the filmmakers toolkit. Hidden Features of CineXtools. What CineXtools-Basic (the free version) can do. CineAMA Plugins: A Better Codec for Exporting Johnathon Amayo Johnathon Amayo has worked in film and television production for over two decades. He got his official start when he was 18 years directing, shooting and editing documentaries in the U.S. Air Force’s 2nd Combat Camera Sq.