Reprinted from a Canopus press release:

Canopus Corporation today announced the availability of EDIUS 1.5. An upgrade to the nonlinear editing application Canopus released earlier this year, EDIUS 1.5 features improved bin folder structure and search capabilities for enhanced clip organization and management, the ability to remap missing or moved clips within a project for easier updating, and enhanced timeline management features, including batch delete, which lets users select multiple clips on the timeline and delete them at once. EDIUS 1.5 also introduces support for 32-bit uncompressed video with alpha channel, allowing editors to insert clips made using applications, such as Ulead COOL 3D, directly onto the video track and play back in realtime.

Registered users of EDIUS can upgrade to version 1.5 through a free download from the Canopus Web site at www.canopus.com. The suggested retail price of EDIUS is $599.

About EDIUS
EDIUS supports Canopus’s acclaimed DVRaptor RT2, DVStorm and DVRex RT lines of DV capture cards and delivers unprecedented productivity and flexibility by offering unlimited video and audio tracks, unlimited title and graphics layers, the ability to transition between multiple video tracks, voiceover recording, three-point and four-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.

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. EDIUS also features a selection of high-quality realtime video keyers, such as Chroma Key and Luma Key, for use in compositing effects, as well as a fully customizable 2D/3D Picture-in-Picture effect. All EDIUS effects are easily adjustable and may be combined to produce hundreds of customizable effects.

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

EDIUS is capable of unlimited simultaneous realtime titles and graphics layers. Its motion and opacity controls allow users to stack multiple title layers for greater creativity. Title Motion Filter effects in EDIUS include Blur, Dissolve, Slide, Wipe and Laser. EDIUS also includes Inscriber TitleExpress 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.

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 ProCoder, Canopus’s highly acclaimed conversion software. 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.

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