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Canopus Announces EDIUS SD Workstation (21/9/2004)

Powerful SD editing solution features EDIUS Pro and is easily upgradeable to HD

Canopus Corporation, a leader in video production and editing tools, today announced EDIUS SD, a professional, realtime online content creation workstation targeting post production and broadcast studios and features a direct upgrade path to EDIUS HD, Canopus's nonlinear high-definition editing platform. Designed for maximum performance, the EDIUS SD workstation provides unrivaled realtime editing and content creation capabilities with connectivity to integrate into existing post-production or broadcast studio environments.

A flexible hardware design makes EDIUS SD ideal for studios currently using standard definition video equipment but want the option to upgrade to broadcast-quality HD. EDIUS SD includes EDIUS Pro editing software for realtime mixed editing of uncompressed SD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DVCPRO50 and HDV format, an RS-422 connector to provide accurate VTR control, an SDI input connector, two SDI output connectors and a reference input connector to provide unrivaled realtime performance and standard connectivity options.

"EDIUS SD is an affordable, realtime online editing solution offering HD upgradeability and interface options to meet the demands of any broadcast or post-production studio," said Hiro Yamada, founder and chairman of the board of Canopus.

Driving EDIUS SD is EDIUS Pro, Canopus 's powerful nonlinear editing software. EDIUS Pro software frees video editors from the limitations of conventional editing systems by providing a seamless workflow with realtime, multi-track, mixed format editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling and timeline output capabilities. EDIUS SD is designed for maximum performance and supports realtime output of multiple video tracks, effects, and graphics and title layers.

For studios requiring additional connectivity, Canopus is offering the HDBX1000 multi-I/O processing unit for EDIUS SD. This high-quality, 3U rackmountable unit contains a plethora of video connections, including SD-SDI with embedded audio, eight-channel AES/EBU, RS-422A I/O, SD reference in, sync generator, embedded TC, LTC in/out, four-channel balanced audio, and analog component video out (BNC and D-connector).

For maximum return on investment, EDIUS SD and the HDBX1000 are upgradeable to EDIUS HD, which features the groundbreaking Canopus HD and HQ software codec technologies, the heart of EDIUS HD. With EDIUS HD, EDIUS Pro provides mixed realtime, multi-track HD/SD editing, compositing, chroma keying, titling and timeline output.

EDIUS SD will be available from Canopus and authorized dealers and system integrators in September 2004.

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