from a Canopus press release
San Jose, Calif. (March 15, 2006) – Canopus, a part of the Grass Valley business within Thomson, today launched a new 30-day trial of its EDIUS NLE software, which gives customers access to EDIUS Pro 3 v3.6.1 features, including native 1080i, 1080p and 720p HDV support and realtime mixed-format editing. This trial version also offers a sample of EDIUS Broadcast features, such as advanced metadata support, realtime native editing and I/O support for standard definition Sony XDCAM and standard, as well as high definition, Panasonic DVCPRO P2, the format used in the popular Panasonic AG-HVX200 camera. Customers can download the software trial (also available on CD) from the company’s Web site at www.canopus.com.
"Just one look will get editors enthusiastic about EDIUS Pro 3 v3.61 and EDIUS Broadcast," said Hiro Yamada, founder and CEO of Canopus. "This 30-day trial will show video professionals that EDIUS is an ideal solution for high-volume production houses that require mixed SD and HD format support with the highest quality output, yet need to produce finished, edited content quickly."
EDIUS Pro 3 nonlinear editing software provides native editing and realtime processing of uncompressed SD, HD, HDV, DV, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1 formats. With its seamless realtime workflow, EDIUS Pro 3 lets professionals mix and share video content in multiple HD and SD formats and work with unlimited video, audio and effects layers, while providing realtime high-quality, on-screen display. EDIUS Pro 3 delivers increased quality and realtime performance through the company’s acclaimed variable-bitrate Canopus HQ codec. EDIUS Pro 3 includes professional features, such as realtime batch capture from 1080i HDV cameras and decks, advanced audio tools and precise color correction controls, designed to help editors create the highest quality productions. EDIUS Pro 3 is also included with Canopus’s line of EDIUS hardware and software editing solutions, including EDIUS NX.