Canopus News From NAB2000

In continuing its efforts to boost productivity for video professionals, Canopus Corporation today announced Rex Edit 2.8 for RT. Rex Edit 2.8 for RT, an update to the company’s powerful video and audio capture and editing software, delivers a bounty of real-time capabilities to the company’s real-time DV NLE solutions, DVRexRT, DVRex R3 (a turnkey system) and DVRex M3 (a mobile system). New features in Rex Edit 2.8 include real-time chroma key, color-replacement, and Old Movie video filters; advanced image and audio import features, including the ability to import TIFF and TARGA files with alpha channel; keyframable picture-in-picture transitions; media importer audio filter; and DirectX audio plug-in support. Rex Edit 2.8 for RT is included free with the purchase of Canopus’ real-time solutions. The upgrade to 2.8 will be available May 1, 2000 to Canopus’ current real-time users at no charge, directly from the Canopus Web site at


At the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Canopus Corporation plans to demonstrate that the new 1GHz AMD Athlon processor provides the power to handle the advanced real-time features in Canopus’ DVRexRT DV editing system. Previously, a workstation configured with dual 550MHz Intel Pentium III processors was needed to handle an equivalent data load. The 1GHz AMD Athlon processor is capable of handling DVRexRT’s real-time features including chroma and luma keying, color correction, animated picture-in-picture effects, transitions, multiple moving title layers, audio filtering and slow motion. NAB attendees are invited to see this demonstration in Canopus’ booth (M7731) at the Sands Expo Center.

Canopus’ unique, scalable DVRexRT real-time video editing system uses the power of the host CPU to add features and functionality to the video editing desktop. With the advent of faster CPUs, the video editor can add more real-time effects through free, software-only upgrades.


Canopus will demonstrate its video streaming technology with live video streams direct from the company’s NAB booth to its Web site at

Canopus Corporation today unveiled an advanced video streaming module for the company’s full line of real-time nonlinear editing solutions. Using advanced video pre-processing algorithms, Canopus’ powerful video streaming product allows users to easily prepare their edited video productions for Internet-based streaming. With just one click, video professionals can begin the pre-processing of their DV productions. An additional click uploads the video to the server – ready for streaming. The streaming module will be available this summer free of charge to Canopus customers.


Canopus Introduces Amber MPEG-2 Module for Its Real-time NLEs
Company Also Adds MPEG-2 Adobe Premiere Export Feature to Amber for DVD

Canopus Corporation today unveiled an Amber real-time MPEG-2 encoding module for the company’s acclaimed real-time nonlinear editing solutions, DVRexRT, DVRex R3 and DVRex M3. With this new Amber module, Canopus’ real-time customers are able to quickly and easily encode their edited video productions directly from Adobe Premiere or Canopus Rex Edit nonlinear editing software. This allows video professionals to convert DV format to MPEG-2 format directly, resulting in exceptional video quality. The Amber module for DVRexRT easily snaps onto the DVRexRT board. Users of DVRex R3 (Canopus’ real-time turnkey solution) and DVRex M3 (Canopus’ real-time, mobile system) will need to send their systems to Canopus for installation. The Amber module will be available in August 2000 for a suggested retail price of $999.

In related news, Canopus today also announced that it has added an MPEG-2 Adobe Premiere export feature to Amber for DVD that allows Amber users to export directly from Premiere (using any Premiere-based NLE system) for DVD authoring. Amber for DVD with the new MPEG-2 Adobe Premiere export feature will also be available in August 2000. Amber for DVD is a PCI-based, single-board solution that supports Windows NT 4.0 and includes Spruce DVDVirtuoso DVD authoring software for a suggested retail price of $3,299.

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