Canopus Announces Edius Support for Sony HDV Camcorder

Reprinted from a Canopus press release:

Canopus Corporation, a recognized leader in professional video editing technology, today announced native, realtime nonlinear editing support for Sony’s HDV 1080i camcorder. Canopus’s new high-performance HQ codec is included with the company’s flagship realtime editing software, EDIUS Pro, the foundation for the new line of Canopus editing solutions – EDIUS H|DV SP, EDIUS SD and EDIUS HD. Canopus is demonstrating its EDIUS line of realtime HDV editing solutions at the Canopus and Sony stands at this week’s IBC tradeshow.

“Sony’s new HDV camera brings affordable HDTV acquisition quality to everyone,” said Hiro Yamada, founder and chairman of the board of Canopus. “EDIUS solutions will provide the highest performance, quality, and realtime HDV editing available.”

EDIUS Pro, Canopus’s powerful nonlinear editing software, frees video editors from the limitations of conventional editing systems by providing a seamless workflow with realtime, multi-track, mixed format HD/SD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling and timeline output capabilities. EDIUS Pro is designed for maximum performance and supports realtime output of multiple video tracks, effects, and graphics and title layers and seamlessly edits any mix of HD, HDV, DV, uncompressed SD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 video in realtime. Conversions between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, as well as up-conversion and down-conversion between SD and HD, are processed in realtime, further streamlining the production the workflow.

For an affordable, yet powerful HDV editing solution, Canopus today unveiled its new EDIUS H|DV SP realtime HD/SD editing solution. EDIUS H|DV SP includes a 64-bit PCI board that provides hardware editing acceleration and high-quality video input and outputs, including FireWire for HDV and DV, as well as component, composite and S-Video connectors. Designed to seamlessly integrate into existing studio environments, EDIUS H|DV SP features complete support for BetaCam SP with component video and balanced audio input/output, as well as frame-accurate RS-422 VTR control and external reference sync input connections.

EDIUS H|DV SP provides an easy transition for video studios to move from existing SD video to the world of HD video by editing SD content, such as DV, in HD resolution while providing realtime output to HDTV monitors using the onboard HD component output. EDIUS H|DV SP provides the highest-quality, realtime up-conversion from SD to HD video with all project titles, graphics and effects performed in HD resolution.

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