Reprinted from a Canopus press release:

Today at CeBIT Germany, Canopus Corporation, makers of award-winning digital video editing products, announced EDIUS, the highly anticipated nonlinear editing platform for use with the company’s acclaimed DVRex RT and DVStorm line of editing solutions. EDIUS delivers unprecedented productivity and flexibility by offering unlimited video and audio tracks, unlimited graphics and title layers, the ability to transition between multiple video tracks, voiceover recording, 3- and 4-point editing for even greater flexibility, multi-format conversion capabilities and realtime output – all in a fresh graphical user interface that makes it easy to create powerful, professional video and audio content.

New Interface Design for Greater Productivity
EDIUS breaks new ground in editing productivity and workflow with a fast intuitive user interface. Its floating window design makes workspace customization easy, especially in dual-monitor setups, and features dual or single preview windows, drop-down definable buttons for a clean, less-cluttered interface, time code and audio level overlay displays, as well as timeline, Bin, effect selector and realtime waveform and vectorscope windows. This new interface provides editors with instant responsiveness when maneuvering through the most complex timeline projects while handling dozens of clips.

“EDIUS was designed with our customers in mind to ensure the highest standard in quality, speed, flexibility and most importantly, stability. We listened to our customers and studied their needs to create a completely new editing engine that will meet their needs now and in the future,” said Canopus founder and CEO, Hiro Yamada.

Powerful Realtime Video Effects
EDIUS integrates Canopus’s proprietary effects technology to provide editors with an advanced level of artistic creativity. EDIUS offers 27 realtime video filters, including White/Black Balance, Color Balance, High Quality Blur and Region. In addition, there are realtime Chroma Key and Luma Key capabilities for use in compositing. EDIUS also features a fully customizable 2D/3D Picture-in-Picture effect. All effects in EDIUS are easily adjustable and may be combined to produce hundreds of customizable effects.

EDIUS also includes Xplode for EDIUS and EDIUS FX, Canopus’s advanced realtime 2D and 3D video effects engines. These effects packages feature harness the power of Canopus Effects Technology to create stunning, professional-quality video transitions. With more than 40 transition groups to choose from, each with customizable options and numerous presets, Xplode for EDIUS and EDIUS FX provide enough power for even the most demanding video editor.

Extensive Realtime Titling
EDIUS is capable of unlimited simultaneous realtime titles and graphics layers. The motion and opacity controls in EDIUS allow users to stack multiple title layers for greater creativity. EDIUS’s Title Motion Filter effects include Blur, Dissolve, Slide, Wipe and Laser. EDIUS also includes Inscriber(r) TitleExpress(tm) to quickly and easily create polished, high-quality video titles. Editors can choose from more than 170 pre-designed titling templates, then simply type in their own text. In addition to templates, editors have the freedom to generate their own titles.

ProCoder Technology for Quick Multiple-Format Export
The output quality of a completed video project is just as important as the editing process. EDIUS addresses this by providing fast, high-quality, multiple format export capabilities with technology featured in Canopus’s highly acclaimed conversion software package ProCoder. ProCoder LE – EDIUS Edition lets users rapidly export to MPEG-1, MPEG-2, QuickTime RealVideo and Windows Media formats, in addition to Canopus’s own DV AVI format.

Pricing and Availability
EDIUS supports Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional and will be available in May 2003 from Canopus and its authorized dealers. The suggested retail price of EDIUS is $599. Until August 31, 2003, the company is offering EDIUS at a special introductory price of $299.

Spectra WF17 Special Offer
For exceptional dual-monitor performance, Canopus is offering the Spectra WF17 Dual-Monitor Special for $399 (offer ends August 31, 2003). Featuring the Nvidia GeForce4 MX 460 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR SDRAM running at 550MHz, Spectra WF17 provides fast, steady performance. The Spectra WF17 is an ideal solution for the ultimate EDIUS editing suite.

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