Canopus Unveils EDIUS HD
Affordable, realtime HD/SD turnkey editing solution targets the
broadcast and content creation markets and delivers true HD production
Las Vegas, NV (April 19, 2004) — Canopus Corporation, a leader
in digital video production tools, today unveiled its much-anticipated
high definition editing system, EDIUS HD. EDIUS HD offers realtime
mixed HD/SD editing in an affordable turnkey system for the broadcast
and content creation market. Featuring end-to-end Canopus HD technology
for true HD production, EDIUS HD includes Canopus EDIUS Pro realtime
HD editing software, Canopus HD software codec and Canopus HDRX-E1
HD-SDI/SDI input and output card.
At the heart of EDIUS HD is the proprietary Canopus HD software
codec. Developed through years of experience in video compression
technology, the Canopus HD software codec provides high-quality,
realtime compression, processing, filtering and decoding of multiple
HD streams. The Canopus HD software codec supports HD-SDI signal
recording, using the Canopus HDRX-E1 board, and playback from the
hard disk to HD VTRs such as D5, HDCAM and DVCProHD.
“In a world of shrinking budgets, EDIUS HD lets broadcasters
trim costs without compromising on quality, speed or functionality,”
said Robert Sharp, general manager of Canopus Corporation. “EDIUS
HD also helps smaller post-production houses and independent producers
grow their business now that they can afford the tools to bid competitively
on HD projects.”
Edius Pro — Realtime multistream HD editing
EDIUS Pro software redefines video production efficiency with realtime,
multi-track HD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling and
timeline output. EDIUS Pro lets users edit HD projects in HD resolution
and frame rates, eliminating the need to downconvert for editing,
as many other systems require. By providing a true HD editing experience,
video professionals can expect to maintain their image quality throughout
the production process.
When using EDIUS Pro, editors are not restricted to working in
just one format. EDIUS Pro seamlessly handles SD and HD clips within
complex timeline compositions in realtime and can upconvert, downconvert
and output in realtime while retaining the highest possible image
quality . Mixed editing with EDIUS Pro saves video professionals
additional production time by eliminating the need to upconvert
SD video to HD format before starting the editing process.
The EDIUS Pro interface provides editors with instant response
when maneuvering through even the most complex HD/SD timeline projects
while easily handling thousands of clips. Nearly all aspects of
the user interface are customizable including window positioning
and layout, available buttons, effects presets and Bin window displays.
EDIUS HD includes Inscriber® TitleMotion™ HD for Canopus
, which provides editors with tools to create high-quality titles
and features realtime preview of all titles during composition.
Featuring keyframable animation capabilities within both 2D and
3D spaces, TitleMotion HD can produce polished broadcast titles
The HDRX-E1 input/output board includes RS-422 support to provide
frame-accurate VTR control and is equipped with standard BNC connectors
for HD-SDI and SDI (two output connectors and a reference input
Pricing and Availability
The EDIUS HD system will be available in June 2004 through Audio
Intervisual Design, your Canopus Authorized Partner. Pricing is
to be determined.
About Canopus Corporation
Canopus Corporation, based in San Jose, Calif., is the U.S. division
of Canopus Co., Ltd, headquartered in Kobe, Japan. Canopus designs
and manufactures award-winning digital video and graphics solutions
for video professionals and enthusiasts. The company combines innovative
hardware and software designs to set new standards in performance,
functionality and reliability. Industry leaders worldwide recognize
Canopus’s advanced DV and MPEG codec technologies, which are
featured in the company’s highly acclaimed realtime render-free,
multi-track video editing solutions and transcoding products. Canopus
also has offices in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Australia and China
in addition to an extensive worldwide distribution network. For
more information contact Canopus at (408) 954-4500 or visit their
Web site at www.canopus.com.
About Audio Intervisual Design
Audio Intervisual Design builds a complete range of professional
video, film and audio workstations, including powerful realtime
NLE systems using Canopus technology. Complete systems are available
for demonstration by appointment at their Hollywood
offices. For over 20 years, Audio Intervisual Design has been
a reseller, integrator, and consultant to Production and Post-Production
professionals in the Television, Motion-Picture, and Recording industies.
Email us today or call (323)
845-1155 so we can discuss your questions and specific needs, arrange
a demonstration, and customize a system for you.